It’s an exciting year for the Burras, with the Seniors having finished 4th in 2022 (first finals appearance since 2006) before going down to Yarra Junction in the first week.
Another pre-season under the belt of the players should go a long way to taking that next step in 2023, especially given almost half the side that played in the final against Yarra Junction were 23 years or younger.
They were a reasonably highscoring team in 2022, averaging 88 points per game, whilst conceding 79 a game.
Warby were the number one contested team, with 87.3 contested disposals per game, number 2 clearance team with 37.3 and first for forward 50 tackles with 11.7 per game.
With the Farrer boys joining the Burras in 2023 they are certainly looking a solid chance to make finals again and perhaps one or two steps further.
It will be a massive achievement to stop Warburton Millgrove going back-to-back in 2023, after comfortably defeating Broadford in the 2022 Grand Final, thanks to a scarily dominant second half.
Their squad is packed with talent and Premierships in C, D & 17’s Grade prove exactly that. They had team of the year representatives at both end of the court, highlighting how strong a team they are.
Last season they averaged a whopping 55 goals per game, whilst allowing only 32 goals against per game.
If they come close to matching this again, they’d be the team to beat in 2023.
Written by Jordan Peeler