DOB: 19 January 1944
From: University Blacks
Number: 21 1966
Champion amateur player who was heavily sought by the Demons in 1965. He had played pre-season games and was a certainty to make the senior list but chose to stay with Uni Blacks instead.
In the 1966 pre-season he unexpectedly returned from several months overseas to train, and ultimately sign for the Demons.
Kicked six goals against Hawthorn in his 6th game but played just two more matches. His inability to make training because of commitments in the country as a research officer with ICI concerned the club and he only played one season of senior football.
Despite offers from a number of clubs to train with them in the 1967 pre-season he rejected them and stayed out of league football.
Returned to the Amateurs, probably to Uni Blacks.
"Burston not to join Demons" - The Age 07/04/1965
"Demons' ruck plan wrecked by student" - The Age 23/06/1965
"Burston runs with Demons"- The Age 13/04/1966
"Kick to kick" - The Age 25/05/1966
Football Record R7 1967