AFL Queensland mourns the passing of former commissioner, Graeme McMahon, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last Tuesday.
McMahon was most known for his long-serving role as Essendon chairman, overseeing a hugely successful time in the club’s history.
While McMahon’s impact on the Essendon Football Club was heavily documented, he left a major legacy in Queensland football through his commission involvement.
Serving on the commission until it transformed into a board of directors, in an organisational restructure, McMahon played a major role in progressing AFL in Queensland, particularly at a community level.
McMahon was asked to serve on the commission by the late Ron Evans, former AFL Commission chairman, and brought a great deal of expertise to the organisation.
Current AFL Queensland chairman, Darryl Bray, paid tribute to McMahon today.
“Graeme very energetically enhanced the Commission’s role, helping to move the code forward and enable it to fully appreciate the workings and policies of the AFL,” he said.
“The present structure and progress of community and junior Australian Rules football in this state is a direct result of Graeme’s involvement and mentoring.”
AFL Queensland passes on its sympathies to Graeme’s wife, Glenys and their sons, Brett and Brad, as well as the entire McMahon family.