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), 52 (1990 Reserves)
Grand Final team - 1988
Games: 33 (59 total)
Goals: 0 (4 total)
Defender recruited by Sydney 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 1987. He had also been approached by Essendon. Offseason knee surgery delayed his start to the year, and after breaking down one and a half quarters into his comeback with local side Coorparoo he managed just one game for the Bears.
At the end of the season, Duursma returned to Victoria to play with Melbourne. John Northey's faith in him was repaid with Duursma's career best form. He received plaudits for his job on the dangerous Stephen Kernahan in that year's Preliminary Final and played in the Grand Final.
Duursma required a knee reconstruction after an injury in the 1990 Fosters Cup Semi Final. He returned after five months, then a VFL record, but didn't play another senior game. He rejoined Sandringham as captain in 1991, playing 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.
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.
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