Damian Bourke

Damian Bourke (born 19 January 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer for Australian Football League (AFL) clubs Geelong during the 1980s and Brisbane in the early 1990s.

Damian Bourke
Personal information
Full name Damian Bourke
Date of birth (1965-01-19) 19 January 1965
Original team(s) St Joseph's
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983 1992 Geelong 102 (15)
1993 1995 Brisbane Bears 022 0(4)
Total 124 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bourke played as a ruckman and captained Geelong from 1987 until 1989. His last game as captain was the 1989 VFL Grand Final where Geelong lost to Hawthorn by a goal. Bourke finished equal eighth in the 1991 Brownlow Medal and in 1993 moved to Queensland to play for Brisbane. Bourke retired at the end of the 1995 AFL season.

Bourke's son Jordon Bourke was a Brisbane Lions listed player between 2011 and 2015.


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