John Pearce honoured by AFL Queensland

AFL Queensland has honoured long-time supporter, John Pearce, naming its new scoreboard in his honour.
Pearce, originally from Rutherglen in Victoria, quickly became  a part of with the Coorparoo football club when he moved to Queensland in the 1970s, and has been an incredible contributor to the sport in Queensland since then.
A director of Collection House Ltd, Pearce was the Brisbane Lions’ number one ticket holder through its hat trick of premierships, retiring in 2008 after seven years in the position.
Pearce founded and chaired the Brisbane Lions Foundation and was awarded Life Membership of the club and is still a member of the Lethal Lions, an exclusive membership group in the club.
Pearce is still heavily involved in local football, with his grandson playing at Coorparoo in the Under 9s.
AFL Queensland chairman, Darryl Bray, said it was terrific to be able to honour Pearce by naming the new scoreboard after him.
“He has gone out of his way to support Australian football in this state and he is a life-long lover of the game,” he said.
“John remains a staunch supporter of local football and it was through his legacy that we were able to put in the scoreboard.”
Pearce has been a key contributor to a number of sports in Queensland, also an avid follower of the state’s cricket side, the Queensland Bulls.
His involvement will now forever be acknowledged at AFL Queensland’s Yeronga base, recognising his great influence on the game in Queensland.

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