Bruce Burgoyne

Bruce Burgoyne

A contributor to Queensland football for the best part of three decades as a coach, state selector, administrator and media commentator. Before shifting to Queensland had a further two decades of participation with highlights including coaching Werribee to 3 VFA premierships, assistant coaching roles at North Melbourne and Footscray and life membership of West Footscray in 1965. Commenced his Queensland career as a State Selector in 1980 and Chairman of Selectors from 1981-95.

Coached Western Districts for 2 years and spent several years as an assistant to Geoff Jennings at Wilston-Grange and the Western Magpies. Also had an assistant coaching role with the Brisbane Bears and served as the Chairman of Selectors. His media involvement included 6 years at Channel Seven and further radio work for 3AW, 4BC, 4QR and 8 years as the producer/presenter of a football show on 4RPH. His administrative career included time on both the QAFL and QAFC in the 90’s.

He was awarded Life membership of the QAFL in 1995, an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and he was a selector for the Queensland Team of the Century in 2003.

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