Womens Pre-Season Competition

The Women’s competition will officially get the season underway on Saturday, 7 April 2018, with the Pre-Season Carnival.

The now eight team competition, will be split into two pools, with four teams playing at PC Payne Park, with the other four teams playing at Hands Oval, before the two undefeated teams square off at Hands Oval in the Grand Final.

The matches will be two fifteen minute halves, with Bunbury, Busselton, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Carey Park playing at PC Payne Park, while South Bunbury, Harvey Bulls, along with the two new teams of Eaton Boomers and Collie Eagles will play at JE Hands Memorial Oval.


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Venue: PC Payne Park, Bunbury

Game 1 Bunbury v Busselton 11.00am
Game 2 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault v Carey Park 11.40am
Game 3 Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 12.20pm
Game 4 Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2 1.00pm

Venue: JE Hands Memorial Oval, Bunbury

Game 5 South Bunbury v Harvey Bulls 11.30am
Game 6 Eaton Boomers v Collie Eagles 12.10pm
Game 7 Loser Game 5 v Loser Game 6 12.50pm
Game 8 Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 6 1.30pm

GRAND FINAL – JE Hands Memorial Oval, Bunbury

Game 9 Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 8 2.30pm

Tigers’ Coaching line-up anticipates 2018 SWFL season

South Bunbury Football Club’s coaching staff are gearing up for an action-packed 2018 season of football.

Tigers’ coaches Jack Wilson (Colts), Teagan Smith (women), Kane Westbrook (Reserves) and David Obal (League) met with club representatives and fans earlier this month.

Obal, taking over from Mark Docking, was excited to take the reins and deliver positive results next season.

“We want to get the league side back in the top five, the colts and reserves side were very competitive this year so the challenge is to get the league back up there,” he said.

“The challenge is to build some stability in the club so that the quality continues on from year to year.”

Obal had been in discussions over the past three years to move from Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault to the Tigers.

For the Reserves side, Westbrook was determined to clinch back-to-back premierships.

“Being the reigning premiers we’ve become the hunted, so if we can apply pressure and still maintain that status we can finish in the top five and hopefully go back to back,” he said.

“A lot of guys are staying around so if we can maintain a core group we can build on that.”

Smith was excited to see how the women’s competition was going to progress and expand in 2018.

“We had a really positive season, one of our players – Katie Grieve – got drafted to Carlton, so it’s about maintaining that good reputation that we have at South Bunbury,” she said.

Wilson, having coached the Year 11s side, was eager to get started with the colts next year.

“The main goal this year is to get as many guys playing league football as soon as they can,” he said.

“We’re looking to focus on correct gym work and strength building to get them what will hopefully be successful league careers.”

The challenge is to build some stability in the club so that the quality continues on from year to year.

David Obal, League coach

John Castrilli was also recently announced as the club’s new president.

Check out the South Bunbury Football Club’s Facebook Page and website for more updates.

Thomas Munday
Bunbury Mail

Pre Season Game – South Bunbury V Baldivis

Date-Saturday March 24th

Venue -Hands Oval

Electronic Scoreboard

Exciting times ahead for the South Bunbury Football Club, thanks to Optus for the new outdoor electronic scoreboard donation for the club.

New Life Member

It is our great pleasure to announce that Paul Buswell has been awarded South Bunbury Football Club’s Life Membership!

From humble beginnings in 1986 as a Colts Tiger, Paul accrued 43 League & 160 Reserves games & accolades. He then continued to contribute to the club via numerous game day roles & positions; from Reserves Assistant Coach to trainer, water-boy, runner & Team Manager for each & every grade.

Paul then joined the Board of Management in 2011 as Football Director for 5 years & not content with the rigours of the role (not limited to recruitment, contracts, match day organization & statistics); he also undertook Ground Marking for the club’s prestigious oval.

Fellow Life Member & nominator Trevor Rose concluded that, “Paul is the type of person whom Clubs are built around & his services to the South Bunbury Football Club cannot be underestimated… the quality of his involvement over the past 30 years makes him a worthy life member”.

Tigers boost tall stocks as Demon heads home

South Bunbury has boosted its big man stocks with the addition of former Perth and Swan Districts utility Brent Latch to the team for this season.

The 25-year-old is the first big signing for the Tigers in 2018, with coach David Obal confirming the club had also been able to re-sign Kyle Hams and Leigh Kohlmann.

Latch played 22 league games for Swan Districts between 2012 and 2014 before making the switch to the Demons, where he has been a regular with 46 league games in three seasons.

Obal said Latch’s versatility as a key position player was what he was looking for.

“He has played as a key back and a key forward at WAFL level,” he said.

“Obviously that brings versatility with him. He can play at both ends of the ground as well as through the middle.

“Height is always going to be an advantage. When you look at (Brady) London and Kohlmann as well, we have some talls.

“We are also talking to some other possible recruits who are up around the 190cm mark in height.”

Obal said Latch had played some of his junior football at the Tigers and he wanted to return to the club his career started as well.

“He only played a few junior games I am led to believe,” he said.

“He had a basketball background and then worked his way into football at the WAFL level.”

Obal has also signed his son Travis, who has been playing in the West Australian Amateur Football League in Perth after leaving Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault.

The hard-running midfielder will add depth to the Tigers’ engine room.

Obal said the team was looking good on the track ahead of a big season.

“We have had 40 or more players most nights which is great,” he said.

“There has been a lot of variety (in our training).

“We have done boxing, swimming and running.

“I have varied it up every week so they are not doing the same mundane things.”


Mitchell Woodcock || South Western Times
Thursday, 15 February 2018 4:56PM

A Sunday Session with Dane Swan

UPDATE 28-Feb-2018:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Evening with Dane Swan has been rescheduled to a Sunday Session – Sunday 18th March 2018 from 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start.  Pre-sold tickets for the 8th March event will still be accepted.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause & hope to still see you there!

Thanks to Ultimate Promotions, Collingwood 2010 Premiership Player & 2011 Brownlow Medalist DANE SWAN is coming to South Bunbury for a little training & a Sportsman Night of tales & sports memorabilia auction & raffle!

Book yourself a Ticket – or a Table for your friends & colleagues!

Tickets $40 pp – Includes Finger Food; Limited Tickets

Available from:
South Bunbury Football Clubrooms (open Wed & Fri),
Email southbunburyfc@bigpond.com,
Mobile 0499971897 (Tracey Evans A/GM)