DOB: 24 January 1960
From: Bentleigh Tigers
Played two seasons with Melbourne after graduating through the Under 19s, but other than a six goal performance against South Melbourne in Round 10, 1979 he made little impact due to a persistent groin injury.
Thorne moved to East Perth for four seasons in the WAFL via two years in the VFA with Prahran. He returned to Melbourne in 1984, kicking 17 goals for the season. His best performance was a seven goal haul against Footscray in Round 9, 1984.
At the end of that year Thorne returned to the WAFL with Claremont, where he was best on ground in their 1987 Grand Final victory. He won his second Simpson Medal as WA's best player in a 1988 match against the VFA.
May have only played at East Perth 1982/1983.
Inside Football - 27/03/1980
Football Recorder 1980