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New Life Members

We would like to congratulate both Phil Crabb & Mal Dreja on becoming Life Members of the  South Bunbury Football Club.Both are very worthy recipients  of this huge honour.

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

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)

Tigers Complete a Perfect Season

South Bunbury completed a perfect season in the SWFL women’s competition after toppling Bunbury 5.6 (36) to 3.4 (22) in Sunday’s grand final at Hands Oval.

After weathering intense pressure from the Bulldogs during the opening term, Maxwell Jetta’s side gradually took control and ensured an unforgettable end to an undefeated season.

The Bulldogs entered the clash minus influential ruck Cian Parsons, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preliminary final the week before.

Despite this apparent shortcoming, the visitors started the game brilliantly, subjecting the Tigers to a fierce physical bombardment.

Ruby Mahony had the ball on a string during the early stages, while the experience of Kristy Larsen and Trisha Lake was also telling.

The Tigers were wasteful early in front of goal, before the visitors opened up their account through a trademark goal from Casara Hill.

Hill, who has spent the majority of the season with Peel Thunder in the WAFLW, had been relatively quiet by her lofty standards over the past month, however her finish showed she has not lost a thing.

With a tumbling kick hitting the turf 40m out from goal, Hill cleverly scooped up the football, evaded two defenders and tore into goal with an emphatic finish.

Sensing their chance, the Bulldogs added another four minutes later, with Emily Lindsay capping off a quality transition move, which had the Tigers on the ropes.

At quarter time, Tigers league coach Stephen Bilcich urged South to work harder around the ground, while women’s coach Maxwell Jetta echoed his sentiments.

The contest reverted into a defensive stalemate for much of the second quarter, which given the scoreline, suited the Dogs.

Larsen, Hill and Mahony were all proving to be a handful for the Tigers, while Ebony Bilcich was seemingly at the bottom of every pack.

Grand finals are often known for heroic moments and this encounter was not any different, with Amber Boyd etching her name in SWFL history.

Boyd burst to life in the forward line, booting two goals in 90 seconds, in one of the more remarkable purple patches you are ever likely to see.

In the blink of an eye, the Tigers were in front on the cusp of half time and suddenly it was the Bulldogs who needed to respond.

Bunbury’s hopes of a premiership three-peat dwindled further after the opening minute of the third quarter, when Megan Bain kicked truly after taking a towering mark 25m out from goal on a slight angle.

With Souths’ ruck Kate Fielding now firmly exploiting Parsons’ absence from the centre square, the Bulldogs found it extremely difficult to sustain possession in their own half of the ground.

When Claudia Elward goaled, the Tigers were up by a game-high 16 points and seemingly on course for their first flag.

Throwing caution to the wind in the closing stages, Bunbury launched one final tilt, however they were routinely denied by Tigers defensive lynchpin Kiarni Stevens, who took countless saving marks on the last line of defence.

On the final siren, Tigers players and supporters streamed out into the middle of Hands Oval, with the moment ushering in a new dynasty within women’s football.


Justin Fris-South Western Times
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 4:18PM

Off The Record-With Mark Docking