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.