Reg Lillywhite

Reg Lillywhite

Long-time driving force of Australian football administration in Cairns, the most financially secure regional football League in Australia and the envy of equivalent bodies in all codes right across the country. President of AFL Cairns from 1975-89 and vice-president since 1990, he has provided a progressive leadership after negotiating with the National Football League the freehold purchase of its headquarters at Cazaly’s Stadium, formerly Australian Football Park.

Has brought to the venue official pre-season AFL football and Test cricket while overseeing a major redevelopment of the facility which has included the relocation from the Gabba of the old Western Hill Grandstand in 1997-98 and a significant lighting upgrade in ’98.

A Cairns lawyer by profession, he also has been a much-valued member and vice-chairman of the AFL Queensland Commission.

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