Daryl Bourke

Daryl Bourke

An in-and-under centreman who was a member of the first Brisbane Bears playing intake in 1987 after 18 games at Melbourne under Ron Barassi and John Northey in 1985-86 but failed to win a spot on the club’s first playing list. It proved to be a wonderful move nevertheless as he stayed in the Sunshine State and went on to become one of the all-time greats at Morningside despite a 1988 knee reconstruction.

Joining the Panthers in ’87, he won the Grogan Medal in 1989 and ’93, enjoyed premiership success in 1991-93-94, and was a triple B&F winner and five-time runner-up. Captained the Panthers from 1988-92 before stepping down in ’83 to become assistant-coach to senior coach Marty King. Played 187 games for Morningside and 10 times for Queensland.

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