Meet our New Board Member!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:19 PM by Owen Davies

At the recent Peel Thunder Football Club AGM, long-time coach and player manager Peter Morrissey was successful in his nomination to become a new Board member.

Morrissey, an Inspector with the WA Police, has been involved in football in various capacities from playing to coaching since the late 70’s.

He became part of the Peel Thunder family in 2014, first as a Development Squad Coach and more recently as a Player Welfare Manager for both the Talent and Senior programs.

‘Pistol’ as he is affectionately known around the club hopes that his close relationship with the players, coaches and support staff will help carry their voice and strengthen the links between the football department and other areas of the club.

“Having been involved with Peel Thunder for about 7 years in a number of roles, I see this as a logical next step. My focus will be in building on the connectivity between the administration and management of the club and the people who are the cornerstone, the players, coaches, support staff and most importantly our wider supporters and the community of the Peel region. I want to help to contribute to making the Peel Thunder Football Club the ‘Best Version’ of itself and present the community with a club they can be proud to support.” Morrissey said.

Morrissey is very proud of the local community and having been involved with the talent programs over a number of years, has a real desire to create an environment that sees the club reap the benefits and sees players that come up through ranks stay with the club.

“This is one of the best places to live and footy is the best game in the world, so those 2 factors together simply make for an exciting future. I have a goal that the club will not only become a ‘destination club’ for players, but more importantly be a club that kids who work their way through our outstanding development programs want to stay with and continue their football journey.  The number of young players in our Senior squad this season who have come through our programs is incredible. We need to continue this growth and provide a platform for our local players to want to stay with the Thunder.” Morrissey said.

It is really important that the club continues to build a great atmosphere and positions itself as a hub for the greater Peel community. Morrissey believes that by doing this and creating a strong product with local talent on-field, it will go a long way towards creating a really successful period for the club.

“By creating a great environment and quality football, we will attract that vital community support.  I want to see local people coming and buying memberships and wanting to be a part of an exciting new era. I look forward to helping contribute to making the club one that we are all proud of, and one that has success both on and off the field.” Morrissey said.

Club President Bob Ryan is looking forward to adding Peter as a member of the Board and the direction, and years of knowledge, that he will provide.

“We welcome Peter to the board where he will add a wealth of experience gained over many years in leadership roles within the WA Police Force. Peter and his work with the development and Colts squads in coaching and player welfare has been very valuable. We look forward to getting his input and guidance in years to come.” Ryan said.

Not only have we been lucky to have Peter, his wife Kerry and family as long time sponsors and supporters, the club is pleased to give Peter the opportunity to add another string to his bow and take his position on the Board.