Alastair Lynch is one of the all-time greats of AFL football after a career which spanned 17 years and 306 games at the highest level. He was a former captain and key member of the history-making Brisbane Lions team that won an extraordinary premiership hat-trick in 2001, 2002 and 2003 to be rated arguably the best team of all-time.
His career, which had its beginnings in Tasmania and was split between Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears/Lions, went far beyond pure football. 1995 he defied Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, to become an inspiration to the thousands of CFS sufferers in Australia.
And not only did he get back to playing football at the elite level after missing all but one game in 1995 but he took his game to a new level and played some of his best football as the oldest player in the competition in his later years.
In August 2005 he released a best-selling autobiography titled “Taking Nothing For Granted”, which traces his fight against CFS and his football career. In high demand, he writes a newspaper column in Brisbane and Hobart, does commentary with Triple M and appears regularly on ‘Fox Footy’.
Alastair is a partner and managing director in a new Brisbane-based sports marketing and athlete Management Company, and a much-sought-after motivational and after-dinner speaker.