Seb Ross has added to his list of accolades after receiving the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly’s Grass Roots Award.

The award recognises athletes who started their careers in the Wimmera region, before going on to achieve success at the elite level.

Originally from Horsham, Ross joins Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and NBL star Mitch Creek in receiving the same recognition.

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Ross said he honoured to take out the Grass Roots Award.

“It’s something that I’ll really hold dear to my heart,” Ross told saints.com.au.

“I have really fond memories of growing up in Horsham and I still think about it in my preparation before I run out each week.

Seb Ross in action against Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.

“Wimmera is a great place to grow up and it’s a real testament to the facilities, the coaching and all the sports we’re able to play there.”

The dual Trevor Barker Award winner’s acknowledgement comes off the back of his superb 2019 campaign, where he served as stand-in skipper for 17 games.

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He topped St Kilda’s disposals, effective disposals, inside-50s, metres gained and score involvements to take out his second best-and-fairest.

Ross grew up in the Wimmera region plying his trade as an inside midfielder, before moving to Ballarat to increase his chances of being picked up by an AFL club.

The reliable on-baller was selected with pick No. 25 at the 2011 National Draft and has played 124 games for the Saints.