Saturday 19 March 2011

Former AFL star Peter Burgoyne will not play in the NEAFL in 2011.

The NT Thunder announced today they would not be pursuing a contract with the former Port Adelaide premiership player any further.

Burgoyne, 33, met with the Thunder a fortnight ago and expressed a desire to pull on the black, white, and ochre colours.

The NT News reports that the Thunder were in the process of drawing up a contract for the Territorian similar to that of boom recruit Andrew McLeod, nominating an abbreviated number of games to play.

But the club yesterday withdrew the offer, citing a mutual decision between both parties.

The Territory’s season kicks off with a Foxtel Cup match against Morningside at the Gabba next Saturday, followed by the Round 1 NEAFL opener against Aspley at TIO Stadium on April 2.

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