50-game milestone for young Bomber

Zach Burt will play his 50th senior game for the Northern Bombers when they tackle the Western Storm tomorrow night. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Zach Burt will play his 50th senior game for the Northern Bombers when they tackle the Western Storm tomorrow night. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

NORTHERN Bomber Zach Burt reaches his 50th senior game milestone for the club against the Western Storm tomorrow night.

The 20-year-old bricklayer is in his third season with the Bombers after joining the club from George Town.

He is one of a number of members of the club's 2010 premiership- winning State League colts side who have progressed through to senior ranks.

"I am pretty excited about reaching the milestone and it's a privilege to play 50 games for North Launceston," Burt said.

Coach Zane Littlejohn has had him playing across centre half-forward this season working up the ground and alternating with a role down back if required.

Burt said he was looking forward to taking on cross-town rival the Western Storm tomorrow night.

"It will be a good hit-out and always is with those boys.

"It's out on Aurora our home ground and we will try to use that to our best advantage.

"They will be up and about after their Foxtel Cup win but we can't use their short turnaround as any excuse and we have to go out and play our own game like we normally do."

Burt said he expected to get possibly Tom Reinmuth or Clinton Drake as an opponent in tomorrow night's game.

"I haven't been going too bad and just need to probably convert on the scoreboard a bit more and make the most of my opportunities in front and keep playing my role for the team.

"We want to play finals this year and we've got a lot of boys around the 20 or 21 age bracket who have been playing senior footy for three years now.

"If we keep sticking together for the next few years hopefully there should be a lot of success to come for the club."

Northern Bombers teammate Ethan Petterwood reached his 50th senior game last week and captain Mitchell Van Den Berg joins the club next week.

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