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Mack Trucks - Meet the Board #1 - Mark Blackberry

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Mack Trucks - Meet the Board #1 - Mark Blackberry

Andrew Thomson



Board member 2015 & 2017, President 2017

Mark Blackberry is the new President of Sherwood DAFC, being elected unopposed at the club’s AGM in December.

Mark joined the Board in 2015 and has organised the club’s major fundraiser the Alchemy Night for a number of years. He has been able to attract a number of Lions players and coaches to these eveningsusing his contacts with the Brisbane Lions where he has been a key member of Lionhearts which works closely with young Brisbane Lions players.

He is married with 4 children and son Sam has come through the Sherwood ranks but suffered osteitis pubis and missed most of last year. He has been a part of theBrisbane Lions Academy.

Mark has been involved as a coach and Junior Committee member at Sherwood for a number of years.

He was born in Hobart and played for North Launceston in the Tasmanian State League and represented Tasmania in one match. He was a Hawthorn development player and as part of that played in Darwin but he ruptured his ACL x2 which brought his career to an end.

He moved to Brisbane in 1996 and developed his Sunchip Group business in logging and timber and it has grown to have 120 employees.

He is also involved in a number of other businesses in South-East Queensland and in total he employs 200 people in all his businesses. He is also a key part of the Simon Black Academy developing young AFL players in Queensland.

Mark brings a wealth of football knowledge as well as business and corporate know-how to the football club and with him leading the club it looks forward to continuing to grow and consolidate as a strong AFL presence in the western suburbs of Brisbane.