DOB: 24 June 1951
From: North Ballarat/South Melbourne
Number: 26 1979
Games: 2 (89 total)
Goals: 1 (152 total)
The son of former Swan Jim wasn't eligible to go to South Melbourne under the father/son rule as his dad had played just 21 games, but after appearing in practice matches with St Kilda he found his way to the Swans anyway.
Even though he forged a reputation as a reliable goalkicker despite an unorthodox kicking action, Gull was forced to contend with an amazing run of injuries during his career. In the space of just 18 months at South he lost two cartilages, snapped his achilles and tore a calf muscle. In 1978 he was linked to Port Melbourne, before South decided he was a required player.
Cleared to Melbourne in 1979, the former professional boxer continued to be troubled by injuries, dislocating his shoulder by running into a point post during the Demons' last practice match. He’d already kicked five goals and was a certainty to be Melbourne’s Round 1 full forward. The injury ruined his career with the Demons and despite winning the Reserves goalkicking that year his senior career never got going and he was delisted before the start of the 1980 season.
When doctors advised him to retire from football due to the injury he considered returning to the ring. Later coached the Ballarat representative side in the country championships.
His sister Robin Maher won an Olympic bronze medal in basketball. He is now the principal of Ballarat real estate company Gull and Co.
Inside Football 29/04/1987 says he did go to South on the father/son rule