Fire announce new Chair.

February 16, 2021 | Townsville Fire news

The Townsville Fire have a new Chair following the official announcement that chair Michelle Morton will be stepping down from the role.

The Club’s deputy chair Glenys Schuntner has taken over the helm from January 2021.

The new appointment comes following an incredibly successful 2020 WNBL campaign, in which the Fire finished second on ladder in the regular season and went down in the grand final to the South Side Flyers.

Glenys has been a Director and Deputy Chair on the Townsville Fire board since 2011

“I am honoured to be appointed as chair of the Fire, a club that holds a special place in the heart of this region,” Schuntner said.

“I pay tribute to Michelle and all that she has achieved, and all we have gained from her leadership, strength and determination.

“I thank the Board for their endorsement and look forward to a very exciting future ahead for the JCU Townsville Fire.”

Michelle has been one of the most influential figures in the Fires’ 20-year history and club chairperson since 2016 and before that a director from 2011.

A humble but powerful force behind the club’s growth and evolution, Michelle hands over the reins with pride and confidence.

“I joined the club because I believed in what it stood for and what we could achieve for our community and region, and I’m immensely delighted when I reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we’re headed,” said Morton

“The time is right for me to move on – we have the right people in place, and I will forever be a supporter of the Townsville Fire, not only on the court but in the role the club plays providing strong healthy female role models to our region.

“I am very content to be leaving the Fire in the capable hands of our new chair, our board, and General Manager and wish our entire team every success for the season ahead,” said Morton.