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Ross Thornton elected to Brisbane Lions board.

21-Jan-2015
Former Fitzroy player Ross Thornton has been elected to the Brisbane Lions’ Board of Directors following amember vote that also saw the Club’s four incumbents – Leigh Matthews, Mick Power, Andrew Wellington, and Peter McGregor – re-elected with overwhelming support.
Thornton, a former best and fairest winner with Fitzroy, becomes the second Life Member to sit on the current Board along with three-time premiership coach Matthews.

Along with his glowing football resume, which includes 146 senior games (from 1980-89) and a brief coaching stint with Fitzroy, Thornton has proven just as successful in business having spent the past 17 years with McDonald’s. He currently operates two restaurants – one in Keysborough and one in Parkmore.

Thornton’s election means that the Club now boasts two Melbourne-based Directors, with McGregor the other representative of the Brisbane Lions’ Victorian members.

Ross is a current Fitzroy member and supporter of the Club, now competing in the Premier B section of the VAFA.

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