As I stood on the stage with the 2005 Premiership Cup in my hand, these words came to me and I went off my script. 'For the people who've waited 72 years to see South Melbourne, the Sydney Swans, win the premiership, HERE IT IS!
Paul Roos is a former AFL footballer and senior coach. He played 270 games for Fitzroy and 87 for Sydney. He was a two-time, all-Australian captain and has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He coached the Sydney Swans from 2002-2010 and led them to the AFL premiership in 2005. He coached Melbourne Football Club from 2014-2016. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two sons.