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Shaun Burgoyne

Age: 36yr 10mth    Games: 376     Born: October 21, 1982     Origin: Port Adelaide
Height: 186cm     Weight: 89kg     Position: Defender, Midfield
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #12 2000 National Draft by Port Adelaide Power
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Shaun Burgoyne Biography

Thursday, 12 September 2019
Shaun Burgoyne signs a one-year deal to remain at Hawthorn in 2020, extending his career to 20 years.

"We're thrilled that Shaun has re-committed to the Hawks," Hawthorn general manager of football Graham Wright said.

"He's such an integral player for us and his influence extends far beyond his on-field ability. He sets a great example for his teammates through his work ethic and professionalism, and he is an incredible advocate for his fellow indigenous players."

Friday, 2 August 2019
Shaun Burgoyne will this week play in his 373rd AFL game, breaking the record for most games played by an indigenous player.

A gathering of past and present indigenous players were on hand at the MCG to congratulate Burgoyne on his achievement.

Former teammate Gavin Wanganeen, who Burgoyne described as his "childhood idol", presented Burgoyne with a signed footy printed with an indigenous design.

"It's really a huge pleasure to be here on behalf of all the current indigenous players, past players, it's a wonderful achievement, mate," Wanganeen said.

"We've all put our signatures on this footy. It's our pleasure to be here. You should be extremely proud of yourself, what you've achieved, the family support you've got from Amy and the kids."

Friday, 26 July 2019
Shaun Burgoyne will equal Adam Goodes' record for the most AFL/VFL games played by an Indigenous footballer when he takes to the field for the 372nd time this weekend, and Hawthorn is hopeful there are many more to come.

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson says he is hopeful Burgoyne will opt to go into campaign number 20 in 2020.

"He's doing everything right. There's nothing, as I'm observing at the present time, that would suggest he shouldn't go on next year," Clarkson said.

"It's not just about Shaun, we've got a number of players out of contract and a number of veterans out of contract. It's not just about one player, it's a whole group of them.

"We'll make those judgements over the next few weeks, but right as it sits now we'd be hopeful he'll go on."

Friday, 19 July 2019
Veteran Shaun Burgoyne, who turns 37 in October, is determined to keep playing for as long as possible.

"Obviously if I can keep playing as long as I can for Hawthorn that'd be great but if not I'm going to have to face the reality at some stage that I'll retire or move clubs," Burgoyne said.

"Every player or past player I talk to keeps telling me the same thing that you're forever retired so that'd be my goal to keep playing until I can't."

Sunday, 30 June 2019
Shaun Burgoyne says he's in the process of deciding with the club on whether to go on again in 2020.

"At some stage my career will end. We've been talking to the club probably this time every year for the past six years, so I'll find out in the next few weeks where things are headed," he said.

"I feel like I can keep playing. But it's one thing that if you feel like you can keep playing, then can you have a role in the team, where the team's going, and all those things.

"We'll have to make a decision at some stage whether we go on or we don't, and that'll be soon."

Wednesday, 27 March 2019
A large mural of Shaun Burgoyne has been created across the road from the MCG to herald Hawthorn's first home game of the 2019 season.

Burgoyne said it was a "little embarrassing" and a "little bit weird" but he thought renowned artist Adnate had done a fantastic job.

"Hopefully it stays there for a while.... I don't know know if the Tiger Army will be too happy with it, but it's a nice spot. We'll see how long it lasts."

Monday, 18 February 2019
He may be the AFL's oldest player, but Shaun Burgoyne says there no plans to manage his playing time in 2019.

"I prepare to play every game, I do that every year," Burgoyne said.

We haven't spoken about having a rest ever in my career.

"We'll see how we go, how the team's going, how the body's going, but I mentally prepare to play every game."

Shaun Burgoyne is enjoying taking on a mentoring role with the competition's indigenous players at this week's AFL/AFLPA Indigenous All Stars Summit in Adelaide.

Seventy-one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island players from across the League are taking part in the four-day event.

"This is a chance to come together, bond, share experiences and strengthen our culture, which is quite hard for a lot of the boys moving into cities," Burgoyne said.

"Just doing some of the cultural things we did growing up – camping, fishing and sharing stories."

Thursday, 20 September 2018
Shaun Burgoyne reveals he played in the 2018 finals series with broken ribs.

Burgoyne was quiet in the Hawks' losses, which saw them out of the finals after finishing in the top four at the end of the home and away season.

"When you think you're right to play you try to play and you have to commit to the team. It was a little bit difficult to play but that's just an excuse," Burgoyne said.

"You still have to play well under injury. I think a lot of players are playing with some kind of concern at this end of the year."

Monday, 6 August 2018
Shaun Burgoyne will play on for an 18th season in 2019 after signing a one-year contract extension with Hawthorn.

"I'm pretty excited to go around again. It was another big decision and a big step but I'm excited where the team is at and I feel I can contribute," Burgoyne said.

"I have been able to play a really good role. 'Clarko' (coach Alastair Clarkson) was happy with that so it was an easy decision."

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne will miss about a month of football as he recovers from his second hamstring injury of the year.

The 35-year-old had never suffered a soft tissue injury in his illustrious career, but two in the space of three months adds a new dimension to talks with the Hawks that have just commenced about playing on again in 2019.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Shaun Burgoyne has revealed how he was on the receiving end of some interesting tactics from triple premiership teammate Luke Hodge.

Hodge faced Burgoyne and his former teammates for the first time as a Brisbane player, leaving with the last laugh to deliver the Lions' first win of the season.

"He did tackle me and he squeezed my nipples pretty hard," Burgoyne told SEN radio.

"I couldn’t do anything about it because he tackled me from behind, so he had a little bit of venom in his tackling."

Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Shaun Burgoyne will be sidelined for three weeks after straining his left hamstring in the opening quarter of the Hawks' thrilling Easter Monday win over Geelong and taking no further part in the game.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Shaun Burgoyne is named captain of the 2018 Australian International Rules Series team to play against Ireland.

"I've admired the way he plays his football, his ability in the midfield, and when he goes back or forward, whatever he does, he's such a team player," Collingwood skipper and IRS teammate Scott Pendlebury said of Burgoyne.

"I'm really looking forward to playing alongside him. He's very vocal already in team meetings and it's great to sit back and learn and listen from him."

Monday, 28 August 2017
Shaun Burgoyne signs a new one-year deal with Hawthorn to play on for another season in 2018.

Burgoyne averaged 20.35 touches and 3.95 tackles a game and in 2018 will comfortably be the oldest and most experienced player at the Hawks following the retirements of Luke Hodge and Josh Gibson.

"The leadership and experience Shaun brings to the group is invaluable and we are rapt that he has signed on for another year," Hawks list manager Graham Wright said.

"With so many young players now getting their opportunities at AFL level, the guidance and mentorship that Shaun provides is pivotal to their development."

Monday, 7 August 2017
Shaun Burgoyne wants to take his outstanding career into a 17th season in 2018, saying he has the enthusiasm and form to continue.

"I'm feeling quite positive about potentially playing on next year," he said.

"You have to stay injury-free at my age, you have to get a kick and I've been able to play (a lot of) positions – that's definitely helped my career."

Sunday, 2 July 2017
Shaun Burgoyne plays his 333rd AFL match against Collingwood, entering the all-time top 20 for games played.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Sam Reid leaves the ground during the second term of the Swans' clash against Hawthorn after his head hit the ground in a Shaun Burgoyne tackle.

Reid did not emerge back out of the rooms until well into the third quarter.

He walked the boundary for a minute accompanied by a member of Sydney's medical staff but went to the bench and put on a tracksuit, sitting out the rest of the match.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Shaun Burgoyne says he wants to see more indigenous coaches in the AFL.

"I think the next step for the AFL is to get more indigenous coaches to help the transition of players and hopefully maintain those players in the system for longer," Burgoyne said.

"If you've got 9 to 11 per cent – I'm not too sure what the actual number is – that's indigenous (players), we'd like to see that translate to indigenous coaches as well."

Burgoyne will switch the usual No.9 on the back of his guernsey for the No.67 in honour of the 1967 Australian Referendum, for Friday night's match against Sydney that kicks off Indigenous Round.

That year's referendum saw discriminatory language against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people removed from the constitution.

"I was asked from the club if I wanted to wear it and what my thoughts were and I said, 'Yeah, I would be pumped if I could'," Burgoyne said.

"I'm very happy and proud (to be wearing the number)."

Saturday, 8 October 2016
Sam Mitchell wins Hawthorn's best and fairest for a fifth time.

Mitchell passes Shane Crawford, Jason Dunstall and John Kennedy snr as four-time winners of the Peter Crimmins Medal and trails only Leigh Matthews, who was named club champion eight times.

He finished with 170 votes, ahead of Jordan Lewis (157) and Shaun Burgoyne (156).

"The last few years have obviously been something special but I think the next few years are going to be something new and something still pretty special," Mitchell said.

"If you look at the history of this football club, it's had success for the last 50-plus years, and I think that's going to continue."

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Shaun Burgoyne says he wants to play on in 2017 and believes Hawthorn teammates Luke Hodge and Josh Gibson will follow suit.

"I would like to (play on), but it also depends on how the club's going, how the body's feeling and whether I'm still getting a kick or not as well," Burgoyne said.

"We're all playing good enough footy and we probably will all go on.

"But you've just got to wait and see how things work out, because although we all want to play on forever, you've also got to have one eye on the future, and you want to leave the club in a good state."

Friday, 22 April 2016
Shaun Burgoyne will play in his 300th game this week against Adelaide at the MCG.

"I feel unbelievably lucky. I have had a couple of injuries along the track so this is something I never thought I’d get to. I play footy to play finals and win premierships. I have never really set myself for individual milestones. It's all about the team," he said.

"But 300 games is great for my family and the unbelievable support and love and care they've given me."

Thursday, 11 February 2016
As he enters his 16th AFL season, Shaun Burgoyne says he isn't looking too far ahead on whether he could continue playing beyond 2016.

"The reality is you're one injury away from the end of your career at this stage," he said.

"I haven't really looked too far ahead in terms of if this will be my last year or not. It's a big decision to make, but one that I won't be rushing into.

"Potentially it could be one more year after this, or this could be it. The last couple of years I've really started to appreciate games and training and that's exactly how I'll go into this year."

Sunday, 17 May 2015
Shaun Burgoyne re-signs with Hawthorn to play on in 2016.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Shaun Burgoyne says captaining the Indigenous All Stars will be one of the greatest honours of his career.

"It's something that I'm very proud of," Burgoyne said.

"I grew up playing for an all-indigenous team in Port Lincoln.

"So this game just gives me memories of being a kid again and playing with my family.

"Adam Goodes and Andrew McLeod have been previous captains so to follow in their footsteps it's going to be quite hard but exciting as well.

"I feel very happy and privileged to be captain of this team."

Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Shaun Burgoyne admits to having endured racist taunts early in his career.

"I was young and probably a bit scared at the time to stand up to what I heard. I stopped and looked to see if I could see the person, but he didn't stand up. Obviously he was a coward and didn't take ownership of what he said," Burgoyne said.

"I'd experienced racism growing up as a kid but never on the footy field until then. That was pretty disappointing. But I didn't really know how to react."

Sunday, 25 May 2014
Shaun Burgoyne will extend his AFL career to a 15th season after signing a new one-year deal with Hawthorn.

"Whenever you get over 30, people get a bit iffy on how long you can go on for but I've been pretty lucky so far and another year will take me to 15 years in the game," Burgoyne said.

"I don't want to use age as an excuse for my form to drop. I see it as a great challenge to keep performing even though I'm in my 30s."

Sunday, 27 April 2014
Shaun Burgoyne comes to the defence of teammate Cyril Rioli after the small forward was accused of "underachieving" by members of the media.

"There's probably very few players that have the mixture of speed and endurance. He's getting fitter every year, he's looking after his body as best as he ever has over the past couple of years. He's only getting better, he's only 25 and still has more to give," Burgoyne said.

"Cyril for us, first and foremost, is all about defensive pressure. He comes out and puts that on. Kicking goals and doing the rest of it, that's just a by-product of his pressure. His goals are going to come, we don't judge any of our forwards on goals."

Sunday, 8 December 2013
Ankle surgery in the off-season has prevented Shaun Burgoyne from participating in full training with the Hawks.

"I just had an ankle trim-up just to remove some scar tissue, but it's nothing too serious and I'm back running now and I'm looking forward to the pre-season," Burgoyne said.

"I will just be monitored, easing my way back into it. We've had a good break and so we've come back and trained hard. You do the rehab required and that's what I'm doing now, so I should be ready to go for the start of the season."

Saturday, 28 September 2013
Shaun Burgoyne enhances his reputation as a big-game performer with 24 disposals and 3 goals for the Hawks in their 2013 Grand Final victory over Fremantle.
Friday, 23 August 2013
Shaun Burgoyne says winning a flag with the Hawks would cap off his comeback from a knee injury he suffered while playing for the Power.

"This is the reason I came to Hawthorn – to win a flag," he said.

"When I changed clubs, there was a lot of negative press about my knee.

"But to come over and not miss any games because of my knee…[winning a premiership] would make the whole transition worthwhile, and it would make it a success, really."

Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Shaun Burgoyne signs a new deal with Hawthorn until the end of 2014.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Shaun Burgoyne is suspended for two matches following a bump on the Power's Tom Logan but says he won't be changing his style.

"It's one of those things where if you choose to bump, you pay the price, and that's exactly what I did," Burgoyne said.

"I can't change it, so I've just got to take it with a smile, train hard for two weeks and then come back against Richmond.

"I've grown up tackling and bumping and shepherding my entire career, so I'll just continue to play on instinct."

Friday, 22 February 2013
Shaun Burgoyne is hoping to be back playing soon as he recovers from post-season ankle surgery.

"I hurt some ligaments in the preliminary final, and then a bit more in the Grand Final," Burgoyne said.

"There was a bit of syndesmosis where a bit of the bone came apart, so it was just tightening up of the ligaments and so on.

"It was a surgery I needed to have so that hopefully I have no problems later in life.

"I'm back training full on now, so it's just a matter of putting some time and extra kilometers into the legs."

Friday, 2 November 2012
Shaun Burgoyne signs a new one-year deal with Hawthorn.

"We've got a great group here with a lot of young players coming through so the future looks very bright," he said.

Monday, 18 June 2012
Shaun Burgoyne says he is revelling in being called on to play multiple positions for the Hawks.

"The last couple of years I've really enjoyed being thrown around," he said.

"Being able to go back and be a link player, and go forward and try to kick a goal; I'm enjoying the unpredictability of not knowing where I'm going to play each week. It keeps you on edge."

Monday, 7 June 2010
Hawthorn recruit Shaun Burgoyne says he had mixed emotions coming up against his old side for the first time after Hawks defeated Port Adelaide at the MCG.

"I had some mixed emotions before the game," Burgoyne said.

"I had some wonderful years there and I am starting out my career here. It felt like I was playing with my brothers against my brothers.

"It was weird for me. The (Hawthorn) boys were fantastic during the game and during the week, giving me confidence, and backing me up. I was just trying to play my role."

Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes says his side won't single out ex-teammate Shaun Burgoyne for extra attention this weekend when the Power take on the Hawks.

"We've got a lot of respect for Shaun with what he's done for this footy club and what a great player he was. On the weekend he'll just be part of a midfield for Hawthorn that's probably up there with the best midfields in the comp and he really compliments them," Cornes said.

"We'll put some time into preparing for their midfield and Shaun's one of those players that we'll need to spend a little bit of time on."

Monday, 17 May 2010
Star Hawks recruit Shaun Burgoyne says he is relieved to play first match for his new side after an injury-interrupted 2010 .

"I was pretty happy to come in and play my role," he said.

"Obviously at the end I was spent, but I think everyone out there was as well. My fitness will pick up in the next few weeks, and my game time will get better."

Thursday, 13 May 2010
Shaun Burgoyne will make his long-awaited debut for his new club against Richmond at the MCG in round 8 after a string of injuries has kept him out of the Hawthorn side.

"We think he'll play," Hawthorn football manager Mark Evans said.

"I'm sure it's pretty frustrating to change clubs knowing you're in rehab for a knee. Then he had a minor tweak in the NAB Cup and had a hiccup in the VFL. So I'm sure he's looking forward to getting out there with the boys."

Monday, 19 April 2010
Hawk recruit Shaun Burgoyne suffers another setback in his attempt to return to AFL ranks after fracturing his jaw in the VFL during a clash of heads with Geelong's Max Rooke.

The injury is expected to keep Burgoyne out for six weeks.

Monday, 12 April 2010
Boom hawk recruit Shaun Burgoyne looks set to play football this weekend and it is possible he will make his debut for Hawthorn in this weekend's clash with Collingwood.

"I'm sure he wanted to come out and prove himself. It has been hard for him sitting out the first three or four games," Hawk Campbell Brown said of his new teammate.

"He is a great guy and went straight into our leadership group which says a bit about the calibre of what he's produced at the club. It will be pretty good to have him running around for us."

Friday, 26 March 2010
The fitness of Hawk Shaun Burgoyne, who was recruited from the Power and is out with an injured hamstring, remains an ongoing concern for Hawthorn and coach Alastair Clarkson.

"We'd managed him pretty conservatively over the summer, but the bottom line is he's done very little conditioning work on his body at a real intense level for the best part of 12 months," Clarkson said.

"He came back and sustained a slight hamstring injury, so maybe it's a signal to us that we need to pull him back a little bit and give him a mini pre-season in a sense."

Saturday, 20 March 2010
Second-year Port Adelaide captain Dom Cassisi says he is more comfortable in the role after a tough start last season.

"After the first four or five rounds [last year], I was able to find a better balance between the captaincy stuff and being able to perform still," he said.

"I got off to a slow start, but sitting down with 'Choco' and getting back to the basics, I was able to get some momentum from there. Last year was a challenging year, but I'm more equipped for this year."

Cassisi also says that his relationship with coach Mark Williams is fine despite Williams initially nominating teammate Shaun Burgoyne to be appointed captain of the club.

"I understand why he said what he did, because Shaun and Chad [Cornes] were our vice-captains at the time," Cassisi said.

"Anyone would've thought they were the next two guys to take the rein, but I went through the process and I was fortunate enough to get the job, so it was as black and white as that.

"'Choco' was supportive of me right from the start, so we've moved on from there and we're working well together and looking forward to getting a good result."

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
High-profile Hawk recruit Shaun Burgoyne looks set to miss the start of the season after tearing his hamstring at training.

"The original plan was to play Shaun in round four of the pre-season program but now that won't obviously happen," General manager of football operations Mark Evans said in a statement.

"The club does not expect it to be a lengthy delay though. Shaun will now look to the early rounds of the home and away season to run out for the Hawks."

Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell says Shaun Burgoyne should be ready for Hawthorn's opening home and away match in 2010.

"Shaun has had a long rehab program after surgery. Our aim is to get him up and going for round one so whether he plays a half or a quarter or a full game or two full games before round one we're not sure," Mitchell said.

"If everything goes to plan he should be out there round one. What sort of role and nick he's in is probably too early to tell and he has to continue to go through his program."

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Shaun Burgoyne will wear retired Hawk champion Shane Crawford's No. 9 jumper when he plays for Hawthorn in 2010.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Hawthorn recruit Shaun Burgoyne will have to watch his new teammates train from the sidelines with crutches as he completes his recovery from knee surgery.

"I wanted to get rid of it two weeks ago but the doctors made me keep it for precautionary reasons," he said.

"So I had six weeks on with two crutches and two weeks with one, but in terms of walking around and being pain free, I can do that normally but I was being precautionary and taking things a bit slower."

Friday, 9 October 2009
Shaun Burgoyne says close ties with old Port heads now working for the Hawks that made Hawthorn an attractive option.

"I've got a good relationship with Clarko and a few of the other boys from Port (Adelaide) who are there now,'' he said.

"You look at their team, they've got great youth in the team and they've got some great senior players and I think they're going to have some success in the next few years.''

Only a two-hour mediation session involving three clubs and Shaun Burgoyne's management kept the former Power player's hopes of arriving at Hawthorn alive.

"To my recollection, this is the first one where we've actually ordered a mediation to take place," AFL football operations manager Adrian Anderson said.

"It's a real credit to the clubs involved that they were open-minded to the process of mediation, and participated in it in good faith and assisted them in coming to a solution."

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Campbell Brown was never offered to Port Adelaide in the trade for Shaun Burgoyne despite claims by the Power to the contrary.

"Sending out players of that quality - it affects the culture of your club too much and we weren't going to do that with five quality players in our footy club, who are just so important to our culture," Clarkson said.

"Campbell Brown is certainly one of those and you saw the reaction of our supporters and everyone involved in the football industry when Campbell was being [talked about] as part of the trade, because Port was really interested in getting him to their club, and fair enough too."

Thursday, 8 October 2009
Port Adelaide onballer Shaun Burgoyne will join Hawthorn next season as part of a four-club trade.

The deal will also sees Hawk forward Mark Williams sign a three-year deal with Essendon while Bomber Jay Nash moves to Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide also receive two first-round draft picks: No.9 (from Hawthorn) and 16 (from Essendon, on-traded by Hawthorn).

Geelong, the fourth club involved in the trade, will swap draft pick 33 in exchange for three additional picks. The Cats took draft selections 40 and 56 from Port Adelaide, and 42 from Essendon.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Hawthorn's president says reports that the club has offered Campbell Brown as part of a trade deal for Port Adelaide's Shaun Burgoyne are not true.

"The story is wrong, wrong, wrong," Kennett said.

"Young Campbell is going nowhere - his future is with Hawthorn. His name wasn't offered up, so let's just get that absolutely factually clear."

Port Adelaide was interested in Campbell Brown as part of a deal for Shaun Burgoyne, but its approach has been denied after a lack of interest by Brown in moving to Alberton.

"Port Adelaide raised their interest in the versatile defender with Brown's management at Elite Sports Properties," a statement by Hawthorn read.

"However, Brown expressed his desire to stay at Hawthorn and he re-affirmed his commitment to the club in talks with club officials today."

Port Adelaide football operations manager Peter Rohde says Hawthorn hadn't put Campbell Brown on its untouchable list for a Shaun Burgoyne deal and was thus approached by them.

Speculation that Brown had been offered for trade sparked a furore among Hawks supporters leading Hawthorn president to declare on SEN radio that Campbell had not, at any stage, been offered for trade.

"There were a group of players that were untouchable and if you look at Hawthorn's list you can figure out the most obvious ones. Other than that they were prepared to trade anyone off their list," Rohde said.

"We probably had a preference for a couple of players that were on Hawthorn's untouchable list, but it got to the start of this week and they made it pretty clear they weren't willing to trade a couple of players we were chasing. So we turned our attention to Campbell Brown and made contact with him."

Monday, 5 October 2009
Trade week begins and Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde says although Shaun Burgoyne wants to head to Hawthorn, both team have not been close to an agreement yet.

"Obviously Shaun's indicated where he wants to go, but there's three parties that have to be involved in a trade - two clubs and a player," he said.

"We haven't moved very far in the last few days but we're hoping that once the clock starts ticking in trade week that we'll get somewhere."

After the first day of trade week, Power football operations manager Peter Rohde says the club will look elsewhere if an agreement cannot be made with Hawthorn in a trade for Shaun Burgoyne.

"We're confident things are moving in the right direction, but we're a fair way away from having it resolved," Rohde said.

"The problem is, as the week goes on, we can't afford to let time get out of the way.

"We'll be meeting again with Hawthorn in the next 24 hours and if it progresses, it progresses - if it doesn't, we're going to have to go elsewhere."

Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Shaun Burgoyne has informed Port Adelaide he would prefer to be traded to Hawthorn.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Jesper Fjeldstad reports that Shaun Burgoyne's exit from the Power has its origins in player friction that developed as a result of the 2007 grand final disaster.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
The Bombers have met with Power's Shaun Burgoyne's management in a bid to entice him to join their club.

"Shaun wants to move to Melbourne and we are one of the three clubs that he has expressed an interest in joining," Essendon general manager of football operations Paul Hamilton said.

"Naturally there is plenty to discuss and work through and we will just have to wait and see if he wants to come to the Bombers and if we can secure a suitable deal."

Friday, 18 September 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says he will not accept a bargain price in a trade for his star midfielder Shaun Burgoyne after speculation that Hawthorn would offer its pick at No. 9 in the national draft.

"History will show that Chris Judd cost Carlton pick No.3 as well as Josh Kennedy, so I wouldn't think that pick No.9 would be a good match," Williams wrote on the AFL website.

"I'm not interested in a blue-sky pick. The team that gets him will be very, very lucky. Shaun Burgoyne is a very determined person."

Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Melbourne, Hawthorn and Essendon all told they are on shortlist of clubs Shaun Burgoyne wants to speak to.

'Shaun has had interest from roughly half the AFL clubs, but we have shortlisted three clubs who he has interest in having further chats with to see where they are going as clubs. We have told those clubs and will meet with them in the next few days,'' Burgoyne's manager Ben Williams said.

Hawthorn say they are willing to offer high draft picks for Shaun Burgoyne who has walked out on the Power and hope that familiar faces in the Hawks coaching staff and administration will sway him towards them.

"We expressed our interest to last week that if Shaun makes a move we'd be very happy to get him to Hawthorn," Hawks personnel manager Chris Pelchen said.

"We're definitely interested in Shaun and we'd love to put forward our case.

"The previous relationships that are there, whether it be myself who drafted him, (fitness coach) Andrew Russell or (senior coach) Alastair Clarkson, we're hoping they are a positive."

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Port Adelaide will demand quality players in return for gifted playmaker Shaun Burgoyne, who has quit the club.

"The club is disappointed and we'll do our best to talk him out of it," Power chief executive Mark Haysman told ABC radio in Adelaide.

"If not, we'll try and facilitate a move and get the best player or players in return."

Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde says the club is still hopeful Shaun Burgoyne will stay with the Power.

"The Shaun Burgoyne decision has come as a bit of a revelation to us, but he's got his reasons for wanting to go," Rohde said.

"We'll make sure we do the right thing by the club and at the moment Shaun's a required player."

"Clearly Shaun's expressed a view that he would like to move, but we'll have to go through trade week and see what unfolds before we know what the final outcome will be."

Monday, 14 September 2009
Port Adelaide's Shaun Burgoyne wants to leave the club to play with a Victorian team.

"Shaun Burgoyne and his manager informed us this morning that he would like to be traded to a Melbourne-based club. At this stage no particular club has been identified," Port Adelaide football operations manager Peter Rohde said.

"Our position is that Shaun is a required player and that he will only be traded if a favourable trade for the Port Adelaide Football Club is forthcoming."

Friday, 11 September 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says the club needs Shaun Burgoyne but understands his vice-captain wants time to weigh up his future.

"He knows how much we need him and we love him. Hopefully, he decides to stay," Williams said.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Port Adelaide midfielders Shaun Burgoyne and Steven Salopek have undergone post-season surgery.

Burgoyne had corrective surgery to clean up cartilage damage in his left knee, which is expected to limit his pre-season training up until Christmas.

Salopek had reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder which he damaged in the round-seven match against North Melbourne.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Shaun Burgoyne has called on the team to follow the lead of skipper Domenic Cassisi who is looking to play despite a facial injury.

"Everyone looks up to Dom pretty highly because of the way he attacks the footy. It does have an effect on the team when your captain is out there and, especially, when he's playing at this time of the season," Burgoyne said.

Thursday, 23 July 2009
Adelaide midfielder Michael Doughty predicts that Port Adelaide star Shaun Burgoyne will be in for a tough time when he returns to duty in the showdown against Adelaide after being out for 14 weeks due to bone bruising below the knee.

"It's going to be tough for him," Doughty said.

"I don't know how much work he's done, but he's a quality player and I'm sure they'll use him sparingly but when they use him he'll be quality for them."

Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says neither Josh Carr not Peter Burgoyne will play against the Crows, but Shaun Burgoyne is a big show.

Shaun Burgoyne has not played since suffering severe bone bruising below his knee in the round-three win over Melbourne.

"Shaun's been doing lots and lots of aerobic work away from the track as well," Williams said.

"He's not going to play huge game-time, but we're thinking that 50 per cent of Shaun Burgoyne is probably better than 70 per cent of someone else."

Friday, 10 July 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says Shaun Burgoyne is only three weeks from a return which will make life easier for the Power's other midfielders in Peter Burgoyne and David Rodan.

"Shaun's knee is feeling better than it was," Williams said.

"Shaun Burgoyne is our best player. Take the best player out of any side and that would show the influence Shaun will have when he comes back into our team.

"It might not be the first week or two, but if we can get him back it will be a significant influence on our game and our results. It also helps Peter Burgoyne or David Rodan and those sort of blokes because it draws attention away from them."

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
The immediate future of Shaun Burgoyne is in doubt with the Port Adelaide midfielder suffering from bone bruising to his left knee.

"It is to the bottom of the knee joint, where the tibia forms the knee," Port football manager Peter Rohde said.

"There is nothing we can do for it but rest. Every time Shaun has tried to run, he has still had pain, so we've backed off and waited again.

"We let the knee settle down - and then we try again.

"The specialist says this can take anything between two and 12 weeks."

Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Shaun Burgoyne will be out of action for another month after being forced into having surgery on his left knee.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Power vice-captain Shaun Burgoyne is not expected to be fit for Port Adelaide match with St Kilda on Friday night.

Burgoyne dropped out of the Power lineup to miss last week's win over Hawthorn after suffering from a heavy knock to his knee against Melbourne in the previous three.

"I don't think Shaun will play," Power coach Mark Williams said.

"We're 99 per cent sure that it's just bruising but we want to get any doubt in our minds out."

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Port Adelaide midfielder Travis Boak believes there more collisions between players and umpires this season are likely with teams looking to use the officials as shields against their opponents.

"It's pretty hard for Shaun Burgoyne, David Rodan and these sorts of guys to get away from their opponents. They're going to try and do anything to get away from their players and I know we try and use it sometimes," Boak said.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Port Adelaide onballer Shaun Burgoyne says his side has up to four added reasons to beat West Coast on Sunday.

Ruckman Dean Brogan's suspension could open the door for a fourth Port Adelaide milestone against West Coast at Subiaco Oval on Sunday.

Utility Chad Cornes (200 games), onballer Shaun Burgoyne (150) and forward Brett Ebert (100) could now be joined by defender Toby Thurstans, who is also on the eve of his 100th game.

"The club makes a really big deal of milestone games," Burgoyne said. "I remember when I first got here, the club really drummed it into the guys to reward the players with a win and to go out there and play for the guys' milestones."

Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Power coach Mark Williams urges the AFL coaches association to assess the three-match suspension imposed on Shaun Burgoyne after the Port Adelaide midfielder was deemed to have engaged in rough play after making head-high contact with Hawk Sam Mitchell.

"The result is wrong, there has to be an inquiry into it, there has to be a view of how a coach and team and club plays contested football if that particular incident gets three weeks suspension for a player like Shaun," Williams said.

"The contact was incidental, it was accidental and I'm disappointed for Shaun, but certainly, I'm disappointed for the game because I have absolutely no idea what you are supposed to do in that situation, other than pull out of the situation, and I don't think any of us will accept that.

"This is not about Shaun Burgoyne - it is for a second - the rest of it is about the game and as great as the AFL were a couple years ago about protecting the head over the ball, this is about protecting the integrity of the game.

"It is vital for us to get this right because honestly it tears at the fabric of the game. That's how important it is."

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