Full Name: Ron Thomas
Date of Birth: 04/10/1948
Height: 185 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 03/05/1969, Round 5, Fitzroy
Last Game: 18/07/1970, Round 16, South Melbourne
Total Games: 11
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 39
Total Goals: 6
Ron was a competitive half-back-flanker and ruck-rover. He came to Richmond from Mitcham, however he found it difficult to gain regular senior selection due to the likes of Burgin, Owen and Strang holding down the half-back positions. He was a member of the senior team that played Fitzroy in front of the Royal family in Round one of 1970. He spent three seasons with Richmond before crossing to Melbourne where he played with their Reserves in 1971. IN 1972 he played with Prahran before returning to Mitcham. In the Eastern Districts Football League he ranks as one of the all-time greats, having won two "Chandler Medals" as the Competition's Best and Fairest. He also played in Queensland as well as coaching the Sydney Swans Reserves in 1982. He served on the Sydney Swans Match Committee between 1982 and 1988 before returning in 1992. Ron also worked at Richmond as a Development Officer. Since 1993 he has coached Sydney League side Western Suburbs.
Mitcham Juniors to 1966 ; Mitcham Seniors 1966-68.
Melbourne Reserves 1971, Games 16, Goals 0 ; Prahran 1972, Games 6, Goals 7 ; Mitcham 1973-74, 1979-81, Games 130 including 1966-68 ( Honours - Premiership 1979-81, Captain/Coach 1973-74, 1979-81, Club Best & Fairest 1974, Competition Best & Fairest 1974 ) ; Morningside 1975, Games 17 ; Acacia Ridge 1975 ; East Ringwood Captain/Coach 1976-78 ( Honours - Club Best & Fairest 1976-77, Competition Best & Fairest 1977 ) ; Sydney Swans Reserves Coach 1982 ; Parramatta Senior Coach 1990-91 ( Honours - Premiership ) ; Western Suburbs Coach 1993-95.