Kate Burke’s mighty roost, The Saints and all things Think Agri





Last year Kate Burke (pictured) and her ag consultancy Think Agri were sponsors of the Almanac’s women’s footy coverage. At the start of this 2019 season, apart from continuing to support our AFLW coverage she became our AFLM St Kilda sponsor. She is a passionate Saint. You will notice the Think Agri logo and link to her site on all of our St Kilda match reports – and we seem to be getting heaps of them – from Yvette Wroby, Yoshi and Braham Dabscheck. We may even get something from Glenn Brownstein and Dave Downer soon. And all for good reason. The Saints are on top of the ladder. They are playing with great spirit, skill and bravado. They have been great to watch.


When Kate tweeted this photo of her roosting the Sherrin I had to ask her if we could pubish it. What intent! And a mollydooker! The story of the photo is that during her uni days, when she lived at Glen College and studied at Latrobe she played in a few women’s footy matches: Latrobe Uni v Melbourne Ag, Girls v Ladies (first years v the older years), inter-college (v Chisolm, Menzies, Old Collegians).


Someone sent me this profile of Kate: “Tall, lanky, unfit, prone to cramps, and possibly hungover would be the best description of Kate the footballer.” But in her defence, matches were played on Sunday morning which was not ideal.


I asked her what the footy and the footballers were like. “We had some rippers who would certainly have been talented enough to play AFLW,” she reckons, “and I was certainly not one of them.”


It’s a magnificent photo.


Thanks Kate, for your enthusiastic support for all things Almanac. I hope the Saints keep their good run going.


Read the story from last year introducing Kate and Think Agri HERE.


Visit the Think Agri site HERE.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

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