Leongatha – Victoria
Leongatha / Gippsland Power / Hawthorn Hawks
Over a 15 year career, Jarryd Roughead transformed from a talented young athlete to a cult hero of the AFL. Now, he is passing on his knowledge as he works across St Kilda’s football department.
2013 was a career best season for Roughead, winning the Coleman medal, playing in his second Premiership, named in the 2013 All-Australian team and finishing runner up in the Hawks Best and Fairest. In 2014 he claimed a third Premiership, Coleman and All-Australian selection, and in 2015 the Hawks completed a three-peat, taking Roughead’s haul to 4 premierships.
Roughead faced his toughest battle in 2016 with news a melanoma on his lip had spread, and he stepped away from football to receive treatment. Late in 2016, Roughead received the all-clear following months of immunotherapy, and returned to football in 2017, named captain for the next two seasons.
Roughead retired from AFL at the end of 2019 as a one club player, with 283 games, 578 goals, and 4 premierships to his name, alongside a host of individual awards across his 15 seasons.
Ahead of the 2020 season, St Kilda secured Roughead’s services in a role servicing many facets of the football department. He currently works across game day, leadership, mentoring, and list management.
Away from football, Roughead is father to two children, Pippa and Will.