Burbury named Big V captain, Paule vice

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Old Geelong midfielder George Burbury has been named 2017 Big V senior captain for the upcoming match against AFL Victoria Country at Frankston Oval this Saturday.

Burbury, who is the current Old Geelong captain, joined the VAFA when he debuted for Ogs in 2016 and helped lead them to the Division 1 flag after kicking 41 in 13 games.

He represented the Big V for the first time against the South Australian Amateur Football League last year after playing AFL for Geelong Cats from 2013 to 2014.

Burbury will be assisted by Big V champion and Old Melburnians skipper, Tom Paule, after he was named vice-captain for the second consecutive year.

Paule debuted at senior level for OMs in 2006 and has since carved out a spectacular career; including, the 2014 GT Moore Medal in Premier B, representative honours from U23s through to Seniors and is a Spirit of the Big V recipient.

Paule was runner-up to Jake Williams in last year’s Woodrow Medal count with 21 votes and continues to impress with an outstanding first half of the season in 2017.

The VAFA congratulates both George and Tom on their appointments and look forward to seeing them lead out the Big V on Saturday.

The Big V senior side’s Brian Moloney Cup match against AFL Victoria Country kicks off at 2:15pm on Saturday after the U19 Challenge Cup clash from 11:30am. VAFA Women’s will debut at representative level when they face off with AFL Goldfields from Eureka Stadium in Ballarat at 10:15am on Sunday.