About Us

Ross Strudwick

Our Story

Ross Strudwick (CEO) of Struddys began retailing with the first Struddys sports store opening at the Sunnybank Plaza way back in 1975. In the early 1970's, Ross Strudwick, while playing for the St George Club in Sydney was recruited by Senator Ron McAuliffe OBE, the President of the Queensland Rugby League. Ross joined the Valleys Club in 1972 and went on to represent Brisbane, Queensland and Australia during his career. To ensure that Ross stayed in a maroon jersey, the QRL set Ross up in his first retail outlet. From this initial outlet, the Struddys brand has grown from retail, to encompass importing, wholesale and manufacturing.

Ross As a Coach

As a coach Ross attained a Level 3 Certificate. He has an impressive coaching resume. He achieved premiership success with the Valleys and Brothers Clubs in the Brisbane A Grade competition. He was instrumental in raising the profile of the London Crusaders Rugby League Club in England in the early 1990's. At a junior level, Ross successfully coached Redlands, Springwood Tigers and Logan Brothers to premierships. Ross has also coached at a representative level taking charge of the Queensland U17 and U19 teams. This list of achievements has seen Ross regularly attend QRL aligned Coaching Camps as a coach to assist the development of Queensland's future stars.

Struddys Today

Struddys is 100% Australian owned and operated and is Queensland's longest running sports retailer, manufacturer and importer. Struddys has been manufacturing sporting apparel and equipment for the past 40 years and throughout this period has developed a reputation as a market leader in design, supply and quality. With an ever growing list of partner contracts, the success has been firmly planted in Queensland's history.

Our Mission

Struddys mission is simple – to provide the best range and quality of sporting goods and apparel currently available at competitive prices complemented by outstanding service – every time. All of Struddys garments are tested and developed by the player, for the player.