Jamie Duursma

Image DOB: 14 November 1963

MFC Debut: Round 7, 1988 against Hawthorn at MCG
Last Game: Semi Final 1989 against Geelong at MCG

From: Hawthorn City/Hawthorn/Sandringham/Sydney/Brisbane Bears

Number: 28 1988-1989

Grand Final team - 1988

Games: 33 (59 total)
Goals: 0 (4 total)
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Defender who was recruited by the Swans from Sandringham via a stint in the Hawthorn Under 19s and Reserves, Duursma played two seasons in Sydney before they ran into salary cap trouble and sent him to Brisbane for the Bears inaugural season. He had also been approached by Essendon. Offseason knee surgery delayed his start to the year, and after breaking down 1.5 quarters into his comeback with local side Coorparoo he managed just one game up North.

At the end of the season Duursma returned to Victoria to play with the Demons. John Northey's faith in the Bear 'reject' was repaid with Duursma having his most successful stint, featuring in the 1988 Grand Final side. He also received plaudits for his job on the dangerous Stephen Kernahan in that year's Preliminary Final.

Required a knee reconstruction after an injury in the 1990 Fosters Cup Semi Final, returning five months later, a then record for VFL players. He didn't play another senior game, rejoining Sandringham as captain in 1991. He played 24 games in total for the Zebras before winning a Goulburn Valley League flag with Rochester in 1992. Aged 37 he was still playing for Tyabb in the Mornington Peninsula League in season 2000.

Appeared in a 1990 Reserves game wearing number 52.

Duursma's brother Dean was an Under 19s player in 1986 and remained on the list until 1988 but didn't play seniors. His nephew Xavier played for Port Adelaide from 2019.

1988 1300
1989 2000

Tribunal Record

Round 3 Striking Not Guilty

Brisbane Bears

Age - 20/01/1987
Inside Football - 01/04/1987
Inside Football - 03/06/1987
Inside Football - 19/08/1987
Age - 19/09/1988
Age - 28/07/1990
Age - 02/09/2000

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