It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that John MacKinnon has passed away.
John MacKinnon was actively involved in rugby since schoolboy days in NZ. He played club rugby in Victoria until his mid-late 20's and then commenced refereeing here in the early 1970's.
John was VRRA Treasurer in 1983 and Secretary in 1984 and 1985.
John spent time as Registrar, was on the Appointments Board, and was an active referee coach. John's record keeping has helped our recent efforts to collate a written history of the association greatly.
For a linkage to a current face around the grounds - John was one of the first refs that Al Grigg made contact with when he moved to Melbourne in the early 90's and helped him settle into Victorian rugby.