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Ross Thornton elected to Brisbane Lions board.

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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