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Netball Trails 2020

First Trial Date: Wednesday 29th January

Second Trial Date: Wednesday 5th February



16’s & Under /18’s Under        4:30pm – 6:00pm

Reserves/League     6:30pm – 8:00pm

Venue:Bunbury Catholic College Gym

Players are expected to attend both trial dates.Please send all apologies to Amy Howard on 0429401004


Please arrive early to sign in and warm up


Women’s Pre-Season Training 2020

Looking for a team to join in 2020? Why not join us for our 4th season following an unbelievable season in 2019! –
Our preseason started on  January 14th and now will continue every Tuesday’s  at Hands Oval at 5:45pm for a 6pm start

🏃🏽‍♀️ Bring your joggers, water and any friends that would be interested in playing! All ages and skill levels are welcome 🙌🏽

Mens Pre-Season Training 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5:45 AM – 7:30 PM


Pre-Season is just around the corner.Grab your mates and come down to Hands Oval for what is going to be an exciting Year for the Red & White.

Bring Joggers & Boots.

Soccer background makes way for Bright Talent

Despite being one of the toughest defensive lynchpins in the SWFL women’s competition, South Bunbury’s Kiarni Stevens is happy to let her performances do the talking.

Stevens shone in the Tigers’ grand final win over the Bulldogs and her effort was recognised with a life members award during Saturday night’s best and fairest count.

The 19-year-old was surprised with the acknowledgement, especially as she did not initially hear her name called out, after leaving the room momentarily.

“I was actually quite shocked when I got it,” she said. “My teammates came running towards me and said I had won an award.

“So I semi-ran back into the room and said “yep, I am here” while walking up to the stage.”

Growing up in Bunbury with a soccer background, Stevens played primarily in defence before emerging as an imposing goalkeeper.

Following her success with the round ball game, Stevens was approached by former Tigers women’s coach Teagan Smith to play for the Tigers in 2017 and has not looked back.

Following five matches in her first season, the resolute teen has become a South Bunbury staple, much to the delight of everyone who wears red and white.

But one thing which is never too far from Stevens on the field, or in her thoughts, is her family.

Aside from her Tigers teammates and coach Maxwell Jetta, who have become like a family to her, Stevens proudly has a tattoo on her left shoulder, in memory of her nan.

“My nan passed away last year,” she said. “She has always been someone who has been really close to my heart.

“And I always thought if she passed away I would get something to represent her. She always supported me when it came to sports, so now she is always with me when I play footy.”

Outside of football, Stevens enjoys kickboxing and playing video games after her study commitments. “I am studying building and construction for carpentry and joinery,” she said.


Justin Fris
South Western Times

Coaches for 2020

The Board is pleased to announce that the following Coaches have been reappointed for Season 2020!
League Coach: Stephen Bilcich
Reserves Coach: Ash Cadman
Women Coach: Max Jetta
Congratulations Bilo, Ash & Max!

2019 Nola Marino Medal

Ebony Bilcich capped off a remarkable season in the SWFL women’s competition, where she tied with Fleur Parker for the 2019 Nola Marino Medal.

It’s been a hectic year for the 21-year-old, who shifted between basketball and football commitments with the same degree of passion.

Prior to April, Bilcich met with coach Max Jetta and her father Stephen, who coaches South Bunbury at both colts and league level, to discuss her plans during the winter months.

She decided to play both sports and heeded their advice about committing 100 per cent to each team.

“On Wednesdays I didn’t have anything on except coaching, which became quite a relaxing night for me I guess,” Bilcich said.

“Tuesdays were definitely the most exhausting as I had both basketball and football training sessions and I sometimes struggled during the sessions physically.

“But the girls around me in both teams just really helped me to push through.”

Should she continue to excel in football, there is every chance Bilcich could follow in her father’s footsteps and forge a successful career in Perth with East Fremantle, with the Sharks a powerhouse in the newly-formed WAFLW competition.

But for now, Bilcich is keen to share the good times with her dad, family and teammates, as the Tigers prepare for a date with the Bulldogs on SWFL women’s grand final day this Sunday.

“I think he is pretty happy for me and just proud of what I’ve achieved,” she said.


Justin Fris-South Western Times
Thursday, 12 September 2019 1:56PM

Vale Peter “Pinga” Upson

On the 13 September we lost a Legend.Peter “Pinga” Upson passed away suddenly at the age of 62.

235  League games

6 Premierships

Pyke Medal in his last Game(1989 Grand Final)