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Frank Bourke

Full Name: FRANK BOURKE
Date of Birth: 04/06/1922
Height: 193 cm ( 6-4 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-7 )
Guernsey: 23/26
Debut: 21/08/1943, Round 15, Melbourne
Last Game: 26/07/1947, Round 15, Melbourne


RICHMOND SENIORS
Seasons: 1943, 1946-47
Total Games: 16
Total Goals: 48

Honours:



RICHMOND RESERVES
Seasons: 1943, 1946-47
Total Games: 23
Total Goals:

Honours:




BIOGRAPHY
Frank was a full-forward who was recruited from Nathalia. He looked like becoming a champion until a serious knee injury cut short his VFL career. At the completion of Round 7, 1946, Frank led the VFL Senior Goalkicking list, which included 5 goals or more six times. His highest individual goal tally at Richmond was 13 for the Reserves against North Melbourne in 1947. He kicked 7 for the Seniors against Collingwood in Round 5 of 1946, on their champion full-back Jack Regan who was known by many experts as the “Prince of fullbacks”. The early part of his VFL career was interrupted due to serving in the R.A.A.F during World War Two. He is the father of Francis Bourke and grandfather of David Bourke. He now lives in Mount Waverley.

PRE RICHMOND
Nathalia 1938-40 ( Honours - Premiership 1939, Best & Fairest 1939 ).


POST RICHMOND
Nathalia 1948-49, 1951-54 ( Honours - Premiership 1949, Captain/Coach 1948, 1951 ) ; Ganmain 1950, Games 20 ( Honours - Premiership 1950, Captain/Coach 1950 ).








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