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Brett Burton

Last played for Adelaide Crows in 2010
Games: 177     Born: May 4, 1978     Origin: Woodville-West Torrens
Playing Height: 185cm     Playing Weight: 83kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #16 1998 National Draft by Adelaide Crows
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Brett Burton Biography

Friday, 11 October 2019
Adelaide football boss Brett Burton and assistant coach Scott Camporeale will leave the Crows as a result of the club's wide-ranging football review.

Adelaide ordered a review of its football operations after a dramatic decline in fortunes since winning the 2017 minor premiership and subsequently losing the Grand Final to Richmond.

Crows chairman Rob Chapman said consistent themes emerged from the six-week review, led by external consultants, which was run in conjunction with a "detailed internal analysis".

"People talk about the club and the human side is often forgotten, and I would like to acknowledge the efforts of both Scott and Brett, who are quality people with a great deal to offer the AFL if they choose to continue in the industry," Chapman said.

"Current circumstances require us to make change to create the clear air required to give the new senior coach the best chance of success, and we owe it to our members and supporters to ensure the club is strong and successful."

Monday, 2 September 2019
Reports surface that Adelaide players have questioned the merit of two media figures in Jason Dunstall and Matthew Pavlich forming part of the committee to conduct an external review of the club.

It has prompted players to consider how much information they divulge throughout interviews in the possibility certain details may be aired through non-Crows parties.

If the players choose to answer questions openly, some will allegedly be critical of assistant coach Scott Camporeale and head of football Brett Burton. One senior player is allegedly considering his future with the club has totally fallen out with Camporeale.

Monday, 26 August 2019
Adelaide board member Mark Ricciuto says everyone at the club, from the top down, is under the microscope after a disappointing 2019 season.

"You have to make sure you have the right footy department," Ricciuto told Triple M radio.

"If anyone has got to go, whether it's me, Pykey (coach Don Pyke) or Brett Burton or the captain (Taylor Walker), the club is more important than the individual.

"The club will do an internal review as we always do, and they'll do an external review with people who have got nothing to do with the football club and then get the information from both and make a decision from there.

"Everyone wants the right thing for the Adelaide Football Club and I'm certainly not going to stand in the way. If I'm the problem I'll be gone, and I'm sure if Pykey knew (that), he'd be gone as well."

Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Adelaide's general manager of high performance Brett Burton is promoted to the club's head of football.

"I think I'm well positioned to do the role, I've got a broad background," Burton said.

"In the last three or four years I've had aspirations.

"I've done parts of the role in my previous role at Brisbane at times.

"Obviously it's arrived early, but I feel I'm really well placed to take on the role and take on the challenge."

Monday, 28 September 2015
Brett Burton will return to the Crows as its high performance manager, replacing Nick Poulos who will join the Australian Rugby Sevens in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Brisbane's physical performance manager Brett Burton will leave the club at the end of the 2015 season to pursue other opportunities.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Former Adelaide star Brett Burton replaces Matthew Pavlich on the AFL's Laws of the Game Committee.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Brisbane Lions veteran Luke Power has succeeded retired Crow Brett Burton as president of the AFL player's association (AFLPA).

"What's good for players is good for the game so it follows that that if we look after players, we look after football," Power said.

"More than ever before, players drive the AFLPA agenda and I'm confident this will continue and develop further under my presidency."

Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Retired Adelaide high-flyer Brett Burton will join the Brisbane Lions as physical performance manager.

"Throughout my career I've always kept a keen interest in fitness and have always wanted to go down that pathway once footy finished," Burton said.

"As soon as I announced my retirement, my focus immediately shifted to finding work in that field. To now be starting a new job with the Brisbane Lions straight out of footy is certainly a very exciting opportunity."

Sunday, 12 September 2010
Recently retired Adelaide Crow Brett Burton is considering coaching opportunities in Victoria after knocking back an offer to join Port Adelaide as strength and conditioning coach.

"I'm not sure whether the role suits me," Burton said.

"Port Adelaide is looking for a person with strength and conditioning experience whereas my expertise is in fitness."

Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Adelaide forward Brett Burton has given up hopes of a farewell match after failing to recover from an ankle injury.

"When I announced my retirement mid-season, I said that I was committed to training hard and getting back to full fitness so I could come back and perform for the Adelaide Football Club again," Burton said.

"While I have been setting high standards in my training since then, unfortunately the ankle injury I sustained six weeks ago has prevented me from playing again."

Monday, 21 June 2010
High-flying Adelaide forward Brett Burton becomes the third veteran Crow to hang up the boots, but will play out the 2010 season.

"Brett has been a wonderful player for our club since he first started in 1999," said Adelaide CEO Steven Trigg.

"Twice a leading goalkicker, he has been one of the most exciting players in the competition for a long time, and he'll be missed for that, as well as his incredibly diligent and professional approach to his preparation and conditioning.

"Injuries have often set him back, but he's always been remarkable in getting back to playing quicker and better than expected."

Retiring Adelaide veteran wants to earn a recall to the Crows' line-up rather than be gifted games before he finishes at the end of the season.

"I made a commitment to the playing group at the start of the year that regardless of form or injury, I'd play out the whole year, and that commitment hasn't changed," Burton said.

"It's exciting for me to get back and play for the sheer fact that I enjoy playing footy and want to show some leadership to the rest of the group, and help this group to continue to improve for the rest of the year."

Thursday, 13 May 2010
After struggling since returning from a knee injury, Brett Burton will miss this weekend's clash against the Kangaroos.

"Part of the discussion was about his goalkicking and I found it hard to explain to Brett because it was more of a gut feel that he had a lack of power in his leg and he acknowledges that," Adelaide coach Neil Craig said.

"We've made a decision that rather than play in the SANFL Brett needs to spend more time getting his leg strong, so he can play the sort of footy that will get him back into our side."

Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Adelaide veteran Brett Burton has been elected president of the AFL Players' Association in place of Joel Bowden and says he will push for an improved deal when the players' body starts talks with the league over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

"We feel as though with the system we have in place at the moment that the players have lost a bit of bargaining power," Burton said.

"It's not just about money. It's important we support players professionally and personally, so it's not just about increasing the salary cap, it's the services and the professional development."

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Adelaide forward Brett Burton is in doubt for the opening match of the season after surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee.

"He will be in a race against time to be available for round one but we have faith in our physical performance team to give him the best chance possible of taking the field against Freo," Crows football operations general manager Phil Harper said.

Thursday, 10 December 2009
Watching Brett Burton make a full recovery from his knee operation has given strength to Adelaide defender Andy Otten.

"Bird [Burton] gave me a call the night before I went in to have the operation and I asked him what advice he had for me," Otten said.

"He sent me an email of the 12-month plan he went through and he's going to go through that with me. Brett came back in such good physical condition. He's the benchmark for what I want to achieve."

Friday, 2 October 2009
Kurt Tippett signs three-year contract extension with Adelaide to stave off overtures from the Gold Coast while veterans Brett Burton, Andrew McLeod, Simon Goodwin and Tyson Edwards re-sign to play on for one year.

The re-signings were announced at the club's 2009 best and fairest awards with club champion Bernie Vince saying he was always confident of Tippett staying.

"I was in Kurt's ear every day for him to stay. It came down to his decision, but I always had faith he would stay," Vince said.

"He gets on really well with everyone here and I even told people back home [in Stansbury] that I'd be really surprised if he left at any stage."

Monday, 28 September 2009
Adelaide's Brett Burton has won the 2009 Hungry Jack's Mark of the Year while Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli has won the AFL Stores Goal of the Year.

"Without a doubt, it's the best mark I've ever taken. It's certainly the biggest mark I've ever taken. When I was up there, I thought, 'whoa!' It did feel good," Burton said of his mark.

"I would also like to thank my teammate Chance Bateman for giving me the handball to have the opportunity to kick the goal," Rioli said of his goal.

Friday, 18 September 2009
Adelaide coach Neil Craig has assured the future of Brett Burton despite the veteran forward seeming to run out of puff towards in the Crows' semi-final loss to Collingwood.

"People have to understand that Brett Burton has got himself back into a condition having done no pre-season and coming off a major knee reconstruction," Craig said.

"I could argue that what Brett Burton was able to do for us was quite extraordinary based on those conditions."

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Adelaide captain Simon Goodwin says that the Crows over 30 including himself, Tyson Edwards, Andrew McLeod and Brett Burton feel like they have unfinished business after losing a semi-final in heartbreaking fashion to Collingwood.

"All four of us are reasonably keen to go on, but at the same time I don't think anyone of us have had a conversation with the footy club or sat down and done our review yet," Goodwin said.

"The result from the weekend is certainly painful. You feel as a player that there's some unfinished business there... there's some unfinished business there that we'd like to contribute towards."

Thursday, 13 August 2009
A badly corked buttock suffered against Collingwood will keep Brett Burton out of the side to face Hawthorn at the MCG.
Monday, 10 August 2009
AFL Players' Association vice-president Brett Burton says departing chief executive Brendon Gale will be missed after the latter accepted a position as CEO of Richmond.

"It's disappointing to lose Brendon, but we certainly congratulate him in moving on," Burton said.

"Brendon's been in the game for a long period of time. His leadership over the last few years has been outstanding in a number of issues including the collective bargaining agreement and the free agency issue, which is on the table at the moment.

"We wish him the best for his future."

Thursday, 16 July 2009
Crows coach Neil Craig says Brett Burton is a 'fair chance' to face the Saints on Sunday after spending two weeks in the SANFL since returning from a knee reconstruction.

"Of you have an attitude of 'if it's not broke then don't fix it', maybe you miss out on opportunity as well and that's why Brett will be given a consideration," Craig said.

"If we believe he makes us a stronger opponent, particularly up in the forward line, and that it doesn't upset our overall balance...there will be a fair chance he'll come back into our side."

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Adelaide has a selection poser ahead of the clash with ladder-leaders St Kilda - what to do with Brett Burton?

In two SANFL matches since resuming after a knee reconstruction, Burton has done all he can to show he is ready to re-commence his AFL career.

"It's probably a tough one for the selectors but a good position to be in as well, Brett's worked as hard as I've seen anyone over the last 10-12 months," said midfielder Brad Symes.

"He's come back and played two games now and is in pretty good form already, which doesn't really surprise anyone at the club.

"If he does come into the team I'm sure he'd do a great job."

Friday, 10 July 2009
Adelaide coach Neil Craig says instinct rather than science will see returning star Brett Burton spend another week in the SANFL.

"I just want him to play in the SANFL again. We'll never know if it's the right decision because he obviously won't play for us this week," Adelaide coach Neil Craig said.

"But we want Brett back for the long-haul, not the short one, and we just don't want to be sitting here in the future saying, 'We should've left it for another week or two rather than rushing it'."

Wednesday, 8 July 2009
A fit Simon Goodwin, and the possible return of Brett Burton means Adelaide will make at least one change to its winning line-up, says assistant Mark Bickley.

"Simon's had a few weeks on the sidelines now, so we really wanted to see how he touched the ball and he was pretty good today," Bickley said.

"He's the captain of our club and he was in good form before he went out of the side, so he's a very strong possibility to play.

"You might've thought Brett was going to come back pretty rusty and that it would take a couple of weeks for him to get back into it, but on the strength of his performance last week he's a genuine candidate.

"His touch was fantastic, he moved well and he pulled up really well. He's probably been ready for two months in terms of physically being able to run and get involved in training."

Monday, 6 July 2009
Brett Burton was impressive in the SANFL on the weekend and feels ready to make his AFL comeback after spending a year on the sidelines following a knee reconstruction.

"I put myself up for selection last week - to play anywhere - because by putting my hand up I was saying I was fit to play footy at any level," Burton said.

"I've put myself up for selection at AFL level again this week, which was no different to last week. I'm happy to play anywhere.

"The knee hasn't troubled me for a long time. When you've been out for 11-and-a-half months it takes you a little bit of time to get used to footy again in terms of the bumps and the bruises and what you get as far as recovery after a game.

"You can train as hard as you like and try and simulate matches as much as possible, but it's different when you actually get out there against an opposition."

Friday, 3 July 2009
Veteran Crows forward Brett Burton will make his return to football this weekend after almost 12 months out.

"He can't do any more than what he's done in terms of training and preparation. He even floated past me a couple of weeks ago asking to come straight back into the AFL team, which I half expected," Adelaide coach Neil Craig said.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Adelaide captain Simon Goodwin won't play against the Sydney Swans on Saturday though forward Brett Burton is clear for his comeback.

"Goody has been trying to get himself up and he's very diligent with what he does in trying to get right to play," Crows midfielder Nathan van Berlo said.

"Unfortunately, Simon's not able to play this week, but as we showed last week there are a number of guys that can certainly come in, fill positions and play their role.

"Birdman has been jumping out of his skin for about the last six months. He's been ahead of schedule for fair while and he's another one who has worked so hard at his rehab.

"Whoever plays on him on the weekend, if he gets a run, I feel sorry for because Bird will be running around like a fresh young boy."

Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Adelaide coach Neil Craig says he does not want to risk playing forward Brett Burton too early.

"Brett could possibly play in the SANFL system next weekend, but that will depend on the medical staff," Craig said.

"We've got to make sure we don't make a really poor decision for the sake of one or two weeks. We'll be guided by how Brett feels, the conditioning staff and the medical staff.

"If there's any doubt on what week it should be, we won't take the risk because it's stupid to do that."

Friday, 24 April 2009
High-flying Adelaide forward Brett Burton could return earlier than expected from a knee reconstruction.

"Our approach has always been to have Brett back in 12 months because that’s the standard time frame," Crows physical performance manager Stephen Schwerdt said.

"He's going really well and will start to join in some football stuff with the group now. There's a possibility he might come back a bit early, but we’re still aiming for 12 months."

Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Brett Burton signs a new contract with Adelaide that will keep him at the club till 2009 while in recovery from rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

"The terms are all agreed to and I'm looking forward to playing again with the club next year," Burton said.

"As an AFL player, you want to spend your whole career at one club and I'm going to be able to do that."

Thursday, 17 July 2008
Brett Burton's career hangs in the balance as the Crow forward is set to undergo surgery to repair his torn arterior cruciate ligament suffered during the match against Collingwood.

Burton is 30 years old and has a contract that expires at the end of the year.

"I haven't got an answer for you but there will be a lot of discussion within the next seven days about it," Adelaide Crows coach Neil Craig said.

"He is out of contract, he's 30 years of age. But we all know the way he has been playing for us this year and that would indicate without the injury he would continue to play.

"There needs to be a lot of discussion at our list management committee. I've started discussions with Brett about how he sees it. So there will be a lot of parties we engage in that to make a really good decision."

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