Ryan is a local boy who loves the Tweed and Gold Coast where his family and friends are.
He and his wife Ana became parents last year and it has made family even more important to him and, as you will see from his reponses below, he is a family man who loves nothing more than just kicking back with Ana and son Carter.
So what does he most like to do when he gets a break from football?
1. Playing golf
I get out to Palm Meadows a fair bit but next year when the team moves up to Parkwood I’m sure I’ll be able to get out a bit more often for nine holes around there. I used to play twice a week but since my son Carter was born it’s more like once a fortnight now. I’m playing off 14 at the moment and need to try and play more to bring that down – that’s normally in the off-season break.
NOTE: Ryan has landed a hole in one at Palm Meadows, using a wedge (with a good tail-wind) on the fifth hole.
2. Breakfast out and a walk
For breakfast we usually head down to BSKT right on the beach at Nobbys and then I’ll go for a walk on the beach with [wife] Ana and the baby. It’s good to still get down there and have a look around since I’ve moved out to Mudgeeraba. Sometimes we go down to Miami for a dip, too. I just swim. I’ve tried to surf with [team-mate] Anthony Don but while he grew up with the surf, I grew up near the surf but was never into it as much.
3. Going to the cinema
Whenever we can Ana and I like to get down to Robina Town Centre to see a film. We have to get a babysitter now that Carter’s come along but we still go… we saw Bad Neighbours 2 recently, which was pretty funny.
4. Catching up with family
Both my wife’s parents and mine live down in the Tweed area so whenever we can we get down there to see them. We often go to Scales On The Park at the beach to have fish and chips and then head up to Bilambil to see the folks. Ana’s parents are there too so we do a lot around the hills up there.