Kym Lynton RUSSELL


Guernsey Number: 12
Career: 1994 to 1996
NFC Games: 39
NFC Goals: 33
Debut: v Glenelg (Football Park) 18th March 1994
Finale: v W-WT Eagles (Norwood) 11th May 1996


Kym Russell played 130 games for Sturt from 1986-1990 and 1992-1993. In 1991 he joined his brother Scott at Collingwood and played three AFL games, spending the rest of the year in the reserves.

He returned to Sturt, and after a short stint with Goodwood Saints in the South Australian Amateur Football League, moved to The Parade.

He made his Redlegs debut in round one of 1994, playing 22 league games for the year and bringing his SANFL career total past 150.

In round 17 of that season, in a match against South Adelaide (Norwood Oval), Norwood came back from a seemingly hopeless position. Russell was a key performer kicking six goals - most of them very late in the last quarter. Final Scores : Norwood 19.16 : South Adelaide 19.7.

After a solid season as an on-baller changing at half-forward, he received a meritorious performance award.

His good form continued and Russell made 16 league appearances in 1995.

However in 1996, he spent nearly the entire season in the reserves, playing just one league game.

Russell later coached the Norwood under 19s (2000/2001), and was named West Adelaide CEO in 2009.

R Cialini June 2022

Kym Russell gets the handball out, surrounded by Port Adelaide players

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