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SWFL To Start 18th July

South West Football League
2020 Season Update

The SWFL and the Member Clubs wish to confirm that a 2020 season has now been planned, with the season start date to be the weekend of the 18th July. We are committed to play a 9-round season and 4 weeks of finals, with the Grand Finals to be played on the weekend of the 10/11th October.

Season fixtures have recently been released to our 10 Clubs and will be upload to the SWFL Webpage over the next few days.

Whilst there are a few Government restrictions to be lifted to ensure we have suitable crowd numbers we have every confidence that we will be set to play by the 18th.

This has been a challenging time for all, however remaining focused on a positive outcome for Community Football has been the number one goal.

Thank you to our great clubs who have continued to be involved and provided exceptional feedback and leadership during this time.

Thank you to all the SWFL and Club Sponsors, without your ongoing support this season would not be able to go ahead.

SBFC & SBJFC Intraclub Scratch Match Day

IT has been a long wait to see the Red & White run out on to Hands Oval to play Footy in 2020.
We are Relaunching the Season with fantastic a day of Intra Club games with Juniors & Seniors.
All of the Tigers Army is invited – All Members, Sponsors, Family & Supporters come down and show your support to the Future and the Present of our club.

10 to 11.45am – Snr Boys(Year 9’s,10’s,11/12’s

12 to 1.30 – Youth Girls Girls combined with the League Women’s squad

2 – 4pm – League, Reserves & Colts combined

Canteen open from 10am

Bar & Club open from 12pm.

See you there……..

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

South Bunbury Football Club’s priority, and responsibility, is the health and safety of everyone involved with our great Club.


We are focusing on minimizing the risk of contracting the virus by taking precautionary measures by way of ensuring surfaces and equipment are routinely (daily) cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant.  This will include all door handles, toilets, bar surfaces and tables.  The changerooms and trainers room, and equipment, will not be excluded.


These disinfectants have been purchased from Australian Medical Supplies and include Monofoil that kills bacteria with an antimicrobial shield and is designed for daily use and provides 24 hours or more of protection.  This will be sprayed on all areas as referred to above.


The second is hospital grade ISOWIPE which will be used to wipe down footballs and training equipment at the conclusion of trainings and games.


Due to the lack of stock readily available hand sanitiser is on back order and will hopefully be available next week from Australian Medical Supplies.


HAND HYGIENE is up to each person and is up to everyone to ensure they are consciously carrying this out.  All wet areas will be stocked with soap.


All players are to provide their own water bottles for training and games.  During games water will be provided to players from water runners however runners will be asked to wear medical gloves.


In this current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) scenario we need to take precautionary measures and not cause panic to our members, but being proactive in reducing the risk. 


Tracey Evans

General Manager



I have much pleasure in presenting my Annual Report for 1974.

The 1974 season was once again a great success due to the wholehearted support of coaches, managers and the committee. Although we only won one pennant in the under 14 competition, we were represented in all grades in the final four.

My personal congratulations to Kim Chester and Peter Buswell and players for their efforts in winning the Premiership for the South Bunbury under 14.

My thanks go to the South Bunbury Football Club for their financial support and to the Past Players’ Association for once again, their generous assistance with the supply of football jumpers, footballs and first-aid equipment.

Congratulations to all Fairest and Best winners and runners-up. Also to Shane O’Callahan who won selection to represent the Bunbury and Districts Junior Football Association in the finals of the Sports Star of the Year.




Once again I have much pleasure in presenting to you my Annual Report for the year 1973.

This season the number of registered players in our Association has been consistent with previous seasons, this year the total number of players registered being 382, an increase of eight players.

Our 1973 season has once again been very successful. Teams from our Council won a total of three Premierships.

The successful teams were Under 18 South Bunbury, who completed the season undefeated under the coaching and guidance of Sid Simeon and Maurie Maher. This is an achievement the coaches and players can be justly proud of.

The South Bunbury Under 14 also gained a well earned pennant, coached by Ken Rees.

The Under 12 premiership was once again won by Marist under the leadership of their new coach Bro. Vincent.

My appreciation and thanks go to all coaches and managers for their untiring assistance throughout the season.

This season saw the introduction of the under 10 competition, in which our “little” footballers aquitted themselves well, their keeness would be an inspiration to any league side.

Social matches with city teams this year were few mainly due to the unfortunate clash of fixtures between the respective clubs from the City and our local teams.

I wish to thank South Bunbury League Club for their support and assistance in supplying us with football jumpers and footballs and guidance throughout the season

L. E. PASS, President.



It is with pleasure that I present my Annual Report for the year 1972.

This year has shown an increase of 100 boys playing football for our Council. We now have 374 registered players, which speaks well for our fostering of Junior Football within the Club.

Our 1972 season has been a very successful one, with an impressive list of Premierships to our credit. In a total of five grades, we gained four premierships. The under 12 and 14 grades were won by Marist Brothers, who we are proud to sponsor, and the under 16 and 18 grades, were won by South Bunbury.

We were also successful in winning three of the four Premierships in the lightening carnival, conducted by the Association, mid-way through the season.

To those coaches, Managers and players who were successful in leading their teams to victory, my heartiest congratulation. I’m confident, that with continued understanding and perseverance, South Bunbury will have young players worthy of a place in our league side, for years to come.

My congratulations to Ross Maher, who was successful in winning the Association under 16 Fairest and Best-Neil Miller medal. Congratulations also to the various boys who won Fairest and Best awards for their respective teams.

During the year, several of our teams played social matches against city clubs, who travelled to Bunbury. These trips are always a highlight, and were enjoyed by all. Local teams made return trips to the City, as guests of these Clubs.

The City clubs concerned were Brentwood (East Fremantle) and Swanbourne (Claremont). Neither of these clubs have zoning commitments to Bunbury areas, but these visits foster good fellowship among the players and officials.

Social evenings were held in the South Club Rooms during the season with the intention of creating more interest amongst the parents of the players. These evenings met with mixed success, but our intentions are to persevere, and continue these functions in the New Year.

I wish to publicly acknowledge the co-operation given to me by the Marist Brothers during the year, especially Brother Paul, and Brother Reginald. I trust that the school sees fit to continue our relationship in the future.

My appreciation to Mr. Don McGinley and family who have kindly donated a fairest and best medal for the under 18 competition. The medal to be known as the “McGinley Medal.”

To the South Bunbury League club, I extend my sincere appreciation for their co-operation and assistance throughout the year. Also to The Past Players Association, for their assistance to our Juniors. It gives our Council great confidence to know that these men are interested in our Juniors, and their assistance is greatly appreciated.

Special credit must go to Mrs. Pat Glendinning for her untiring effort in organising the Hay Park Kiosk roster of workers. My thanks to these ladies who helped on this Kiosk, and also at the players teas. To our Patrons and Trophy donors, my sincere thanks. Without your generosity we would find it hard to conduct such a successful
: season.

Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. N. Blewitt for donating a set of jumpers to the Under 12’s.

In conclusion, I would like to pay special tribute to my Committee, for their assistance throughout the year, the culmination being winning of the Bedford Park Trophy for the second year in succession.

Thank you all once again for your loyal support and encouragement, during this my second year as President, with special thanks to my Secretary, and Treasurer.

M. J. MAGUIRE, President


The Junior Council were successful in winning three Premiership Pennants.

  • Under 18 SOUTH BUNBURY
  • Under 14 MARIST BROS. (Undefeated)

A total of 256 boys were this year registered with South Bunbury. Our Council sponsors ten teams, including Marist Bros.

To the many parents and supporters of various teams, the Junior Council extend their thanks for their support and assistance.

A special thanks to the ladies who assisted at the Hay Park Kiosk throughout the season.

Our gratitude to Patrons and Trophy Donors.

Life membership honours were this year bestowed on Stan Hall at the Annual Wind-up. Stan’s work over many years both as team manager and committeeman was spoken of highly by Dr. Manea when making the presentation.

Special congratulations also go to Dean Taylor (Tigers) for winning the Association Under 12 Fairest and Best Award-Joe James Medal.

Our congratulations also go to Kim Hannah, who was awarded the Sports Star of the Year. Kim was nominated by our Council, and we are very proud of his achievement.

Our little league grand final this year saw our South Bunbury side go down by only 1 point, a very good effort against stiff opposition.

The culminations of a great season’s effort was the winning of the Bedford Park Youth Club Perpetual Trophy by the South Bunbury Junior Council, awarded annually to the club that the Association considers the best club for the year.