John is a Business Manager in the Automotive Industry in Brisbane after having had a long career with NAB in Victoria. Moving to Brisbane 14 years ago with his wife and three children, John grew up following in his father’s footsteps as a Richmond supporter and has been a mad Tiger’s support ever since.
With a history of playing junior football in the Ballarat Football League, John soon realised he wasn’t good enough to go any further, so took up boundary umpiring. After umpiring 2 Ballarat League Grand Finals, John moved to Melbourne and umpired over 100 games with the then-VFL Reserve Grade umpires.
When his 2 sons started playing football, John got back involved at club level and also co-ordinated an Auskick centre.
When he moved to Brisbane, John became a founding member of the Queensland Richmond Supporters Group and have had 2 terms as President in that time, having only recently handed over the reins to a new President.
John enjoys being the Qld State Rep for the AFL Fans Association and keeping the Association up to date with what life is like as an AFL fan in a Rugby League State. John would love to see every Victorian based team play at least one game in SE Queensland every season, as there are many people like himself who have moved up here but still support their original team.