Shannon Rusca

Shannon Rusca is a former professional Australian rules football player.

Shannon Rusca
Personal information
Full name Shannon Rusca
Date of birth (1980-08-20) 20 August 1980
Original team(s) Southern Districts
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2001 Brisbane Lions 2 (0)
2002 Western Bulldogs 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Early life

Rusca began playing senior Australian Football with Southern Districts in the Northern Territory Football League.

AFL career

He was listed on the rookie list by the Brisbane Lions in 2000 before being elevated during the season. During the 2000 AFL season he played two matches.

Rusca was traded to the Western Bulldogs for selection 49 in the 2001 AFL Draft. He did not play a senior match for the Bulldogs.[1]

Post AFL

Rusca played for the Northern Territory Thunder in the Queensland AFL and Southern Districts in the NTFL.[2]

Rusca was a playing coach with Southern Districts during the 2008/2009 NTFL season.[3][4]


  1. "Shannon Rusca Player Profile bio". Western Bulldogs. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  2. "Thunder retain leaders". AFL Queensland. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  3. Morris, Grey (16 September 2009). "Crocs hunt new coach". NT News. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  4. Morris, Grey (7 May 2009). "Waratahs, Districts in the market for new coaches". NT News. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

Shannon Rusca's playing statistics from AFL Tables

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