DOB: 2 November 1939
From: Melbourne Grammar/University Blacks
Roet was fortunate to be recruited by Melbourne in 1960, a recruiter had gone to see Charlie Abbott, and when he found out Abbott had already signed with Hawthorn he opted for Roet instead.
Debuting the next year as a 22-year-old, he instantly impressed in his 13 game debut season, holding down centre-half back while also studying medicine. Not surprisingly he was known by the nickname "Doc" - and would occasionally enter games not having slept due to his hospital duties.
For his first two seasons Roet played without payment in case he needed to return to the amateur competition, but found himself a regular with 17, 20 and 15 games over the next three years. In 1962 he had a top four finish in the Best and Fairest.
He worked as an anaesthetist and GP, and later as a psychotherapist in London. In 1999 he was named in the Melbourne Grammar Team of the Century.
Football Record R7 1965
Football Record - R3, 2018