Full Name: RON THORNTON
Date of Birth: 19/09/1961
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 80 kg ( 12-8 )
Debut: 29/03/1986, Round 1, Melbourne
Last Game: 19/07/1986, Round 16, Footscray
Total Games: 8
Total Goals: 6
Total Games: 6
Total Goals: 8
Ron was a centreman. He played his junior football with Kensington before crossing to North Melbourne where he played in their Thirds and Seconds for four seasons. He unsuccessfully tried to gain clearance from North Melbourne to Western Australia before finishing up at Brunswick. He then crossed to Richmond in 1986 where he was very prominent in his debut game against Melbourne, finishing with 3 goals in a polished display. Ron was a rugged player who was not afraid to get the hard ball. He was also a strong mark and a fine kick to position.
Kensington Juniors 1967-77 ( Honours - Best & Fairest, Leading Goalkicker ) ; North Melbourne Thirds 1978-80, Games 30, Goals 38 ; North Melbourne Reserves 1979-81, Games 39, Goals 17 ; Brunswick 1984-85 ( Honours - Premiership 1985 ).
Kensington/Flemington 1987-90, 1992-93 ; Brunswick 1988, 1991, Games 30 including 1984-85, Goals 28 including 1984-85 ; Ascot Vale 1991.