As a child, Russell was a typical young boy who liked playing footy and cricket with the other kids in his area. He was raised on a country property in Ballarat Victoria, with his two older brothers. His father was a businessman and a firearm enthusiast and his mother a competitive golf player.
I suppose you could say he got the best of both worlds - His mother's competitive nature and his father's love of business and firearms. After graduating from High School, Russell and his family moved to Melbourne where he pursued an education in business.
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