Death & Obituary:
George Thornton has passed away. He died at the age of 74. He was the Chairman of Warrington Players‘ Association.
George Thornton passed away on December 4, 2019 after a long illness. Cause of death is not said.
George, who had supported the Wire from being a small boy, signed for the club in 1972. A bustling forward “Judder” played in the ‘A’ team for a couple of seasons before injury curtailed his playing career. He then served on the Warrington back-room staff until 1978.
For the next 40 years George followed the Wire taking photographs of matches and all things Warrington RLFC in an official capacity.
He served on the Warrington Players’ Association committee for many years, eventually becoming Chairman, succeeding his mentor “Nobby” Clarke.