Winning coach says off-field support key to grand final success
Donnybrook Football Club coach Julian Burgess believes their onfield success in 2018 came down to solid support from family and supporters off the field.
with the South Western Times moments after the 39-point grand final victory over Bunbury, Burgess praised those who had stood shoulder to shoulder with the players and coaches.
“My mum and dad came down from Perth along with my little niece,” he said. “Obviously my family, my kids and all of the players had their families here.
“That was the strength behind it all as well – not wanting to disappoint them and get away with the win.”
Burgess is optimistic that sucSpeaking cess in 2018 could entice more people to VC Mitchell Park next season.
“We hope people get behind us next year and help the club,” he said.
“We are always trying to get better on and off the field so if we can keep maintaining that on-field success hopefully the off-field stuff will start coming along as well.”
Off the field, the Dons are keen to secure sufficient funding to begin the Chris Sheehan Pavilion project, a major upgrade of the club’s facilities.