Burbury leads Ireland-bound Big V squad

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Old Geelong midfielder George Burbury has been named captain of the Big V for the upcoming tour of Ireland from October 1 – 18.

Burbury, who is the current Old Geelong and senior representative captain, led the Big V during their record-breaking 82-point Brian Molony Cup victory over AFL Victoria Country in July.

He joined the VAFA when he debuted for Ogs in 2016 and represented the Big V for the first time against the South Australian Amateur Football League last year.

Burbury will lead an all-star cast leadership group consisting of Al Armstrong (Old Melburnians), Sam Hibbins (Collegians), Denis Symeopoulos (Old Xaverians) and Lochy Dornauf (Uni Blacks).

Armstrong will assist Burbury as vice-captain after starring in the July match with seven goals up forward.

The selected squad (below) contains representatives from every section in the VAFA as per the 2017 season with St Bernard’s boasting the highest number of players with three.

The team leaves this Sunday and is scheduled to play Irish county sides, Bishoptown, Tuam Stars and Donaghmore Ashbourne before taking on AFL Europe in London.

Tune into VAFA Media as we bring you every moment of the tour.

George Burbury (c) Old Geelong
Alexander Armstrong (vc) Old Melburnians
Liam Whelan Aquinas
Brodie McLaughlin Bulleen Templestowe
Sam Hibbins Collegians
Christian Carnovale Hampton Rovers
Alexander Mastromanno Old Brighton
Jock Grimshaw Old Geelong
Nicholas Reeves-Smyth Old Ivanhoe
Thomas Cameron Old Melburnians
Denis Symeopoulos Old Xaverians
Louis Denton Old Xaverians
Nicholas Nagel Powerhouse
James Musster Prahran Assumption
Christopher Hughes St Bernard’s
Luke Di Lizio St Bernard’s
Edyn Sibbald St Bernard’s
Thomas Jok St Kevin’s OB
Michael Dolan St Mary’s Salesian
Lachlan Dornauf University Blacks
Tyrone Bean University Blacks
Michael Culliver Westbourne Grammarians