Ron Porter

Ronald ‘Ron’ Porter

Life Member 1984

Players in the senior club may not be aware, but the oval on the opposite side of Venner Road is named ‘Ron Porter’ Oval. It is mainly used by Souths Juniors and is part of the greater Fehlberg Park.

Mr Porter joined the club in 1969 as Manager of our ‘Schoolboy’ Grade Team in the las year of that competition. Ron also joined the Club’s Junior Committee and has been involved in that Committee since 1969 during which time he has managed various of the junior teams as well as managing Zone 3 and Brisbane South Teams since 1975.

Ron had been President of the Junior Committee since 1975 during which time he was also President of Zone 3.

In 1978 Ron joined the Senior Executive committee and from the outset was involved in the Club’s fund raising committee’s and bingo activities. In the 80’s, Ron was synonymous with the Canteen and was perhaps best known to the club members in that role. Ron presided over the development of the canteen into a significant enterprise which remains today to be a fundamental importance to the financial well being of the club.

Ron also served as a QCA delegate on behalf of the club.