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Burns, David Kenneth

Preferred Name: David
Born: 22 January 1949
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 77 13
Other 4 0
Total 81 13

Like his older brother Mike, David joined North Adelaide and worked his way up through the Colts (Under 17s) and the Thirds (Under 19s). At a young age he was recognised as having all the attributes of a fine player - fast, an excellent mark, and a solid ground player who could handle any issue.

Whilst playing for the Colts, David won both the 1966 SANFL McCallum Medal and NAFC award as the Colts Best and Fairest Player. He was also selected in the 1966 Colt’s State Team.

Other awards included the Seconds Best First Year Player in 1968 and League Most Improved Junior in 1969. David was a penetrating half back who regularly put North into attack with his speedy rebounding style. He was highly regarded and played in the 1971 premiership side after missing the Second semi-final through injury. Similarly, he played in the 1972 Champions of Australia victory after missing the final series through injury.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
25/05/1968 Central District Won 0
01/06/1968 West Torrens Won 0
27/07/1968 Woodville Won 0
03/08/1968 Norwood Won 0
10/08/1968 Glenelg Won 0
17/08/1968 Central District Won 0
07/04/1969 Sturt Lost 2
12/04/1969 Port Adelaide Lost 0
19/04/1969 Central District Won 0
26/04/1969 West Adelaide Won 0
10/05/1969 Norwood Won 0
17/05/1969 Glenelg Lost 2
24/05/1969 South Adelaide Won 0
26/07/1969 Central District Won 0
02/08/1969 West Adelaide Won 0
09/08/1969 Glenelg Lost 0
16/08/1969 Woodville Won 2
23/08/1969 West Torrens Lost 3
30/08/1969 Sturt Lost 2
02/05/1970 Norwood Won 0
16/05/1970 Woodville Lost 1
30/05/1970 Sturt Lost 0
06/06/1970 Glenelg Won 0
15/06/1970 South Adelaide Won 1
04/07/1970 West Torrens Won 0
11/07/1970 Norwood Won 0
18/07/1970 Central District Lost 0
25/07/1970 Woodville Won 0
01/08/1970 West Adelaide Won 0
08/08/1970 Sturt Lost 0
15/08/1970 Glenelg Won 0
22/08/1970 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1970 Central District Won 0
05/09/1970 Glenelg Lost 0
03/04/1971 Central District Won 0
10/04/1971 Woodville Won 0
17/04/1971 Norwood Lost 0
24/04/1971 West Torrens Won 0
29/05/1971 Sturt Won 0
05/06/1971 Central District Won 0
12/06/1971 Woodville Lost 0
19/06/1971 Norwood Won 0
26/06/1971 West Torrens Won 0
10/07/1971 West Adelaide Won 0
17/07/1971 Port Adelaide Lost 0
24/07/1971 Glenelg Won 0
31/07/1971 South Adelaide Won 0
07/08/1971 Sturt Won 0
14/08/1971 Port Adelaide Lost 0
21/08/1971 Glenelg Won 0
28/08/1971 Sturt Won 0
25/09/1971 Port Adelaide Won 0
02/10/1971 Hawthorn Lost 0
10/10/1971 Richmond Lost 0
11/10/1971 East Perth Lost 0
13/05/1972 South Adelaide Won 0
20/05/1972 West Torrens Won 0
27/05/1972 West Adelaide Won 0
03/06/1972 Glenelg Won 0
12/06/1972 Sturt Won 0
24/06/1972 Norwood Lost 0
01/07/1972 Port Adelaide Won 0
08/07/1972 Woodville Won 0
15/07/1972 Central District Won 0
22/07/1972 West Adelaide Won 0
29/07/1972 West Torrens Won 0
05/08/1972 South Adelaide Won 0
15/10/1972 Carlton Won 0
26/05/1973 Glenelg Won 0
02/06/1973 South Adelaide Won 0
11/06/1973 Central District Won 0
16/06/1973 West Torrens Won 0
23/06/1973 Norwood Won 0
30/06/1973 Woodville Won 0
07/07/1973 Port Adelaide Lost 0
14/07/1973 West Adelaide Won 0
21/07/1973 Glenelg Lost 0
22/09/1973 Sturt Won 0
29/09/1973 Glenelg Lost 0
25/05/1974 West Adelaide Won 0
01/06/1974 Norwood Lost 0

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