Michael Burke – 300 Games
What can be said about this Karingal champion and legend of the Bulls that has not already been said a hundred times,,,?
Michael has been an utter professional and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet – right from the time he debuted for the club with a lazy 4 goals back in 1998 while enjoying a week off from Dandenong Stingrays duties to his efforts and leadership last week against Mornington.
Between those two games, Burkey has collected a Senior Premiership, League Best & Fairest, 6 x Club Best & Fairests and an RSL Anzac Medal. He has both Captained and Coached the club as well as helping out with Auskick and Junior training sessions in his spare time before taking control of the tunes at functions and has even been known to pick up the microphone when a band needs some help!
Michael’s professional approach to footy is borne out in his preparation for games – always ready to do the work that is required, the first to bring team mates into the play (LVR mostly…) and selfless acts both on and off field. He’s the type of player that always seems to have plenty of time while under pressure and many a Bulls supporter has wondered aloud “How did he manage to do that…?”
Ever friendly and courteous, the familiar number 33 is a favorite with everyone at the club and has the respect of teammates and opponents alike
This week Michael becomes only the second Karingal player to reach 300 games and the first ever to play 300 Senior Games – a feat that may never be equaled; he has the admiration, respect and love of all who follow the Red & White plus that of the wider football community
Congrats Michael Burke – 300 Senior Games for Karingal FNC