Adelaide-born Peter Thorne is a respected football administrator.
From 1977 to 1990 he served as secretary and later president of Toongabbie Juniors club in Sydney, preparing the development plan that lead to the formation of Blacktown City SC and eventual entry into the NSL.
Thorne created the first football academy for talented young players of both sexes and represented the National League at the Australian Soccer Federation.
He is a past director and president of the NSW Soccer Federation and was appointed general manager of the NSWSF in 1990.
Thorne played a key role in redeveloping surplus land at Parklea into residential usage, resulting in a $12 million injection into the sport.
He also prepared long term plans to integrate the sport at all levels in NSW, and helped promote women's football at state and national level.