New League Jumpers-OPTUS Sponsorship

Thank you to Optus for coming aboard as a Platinum Sponsor in 2018 & beyond!

Our League Team have a New Set of Jumpers.,Thanks to Optus.Our Women’s team will be have theirs available this weekend

Congratulations Ella Smith

May 9, 2018 

WESTERN Australia announced its Under 18s squad for the AFL Women’s National Championships today, a day after Vic Metro and Vic Country announced their teams for the championships. Western Australia takes on Queensland in round one with two games at Subiaco Oval, before travelling to the Gold Coast where it faces Vic Metro, Allies and Vic Country.

Peel Thunderbirds and Swan Districts have the most players in the squad with seven apiece. East Fremantle is next with five nominees, while the remaining 11 players are spread across six clubs. AFLW Academy member and Subiaco player McKenzie Dowrick is expected to be one to watch after impressing against Geelong VFLW side earlier in the year, while Kate Bartlett and Sonia Dorizzi were revelations at the championships last year.

Claremont [2]: Sarah Garstone, Matilda Sergeant
East Fremantle [5]: Lily Bird, Kate Inglis-Hodge, Gabriella Radojkovich, Roxanne Roux, Teah Taylor
East Perth [2]: Tanisha Anderson, Mavis Lyndon,
Peel Thunderbirds [7]: Savannah Ahearn, Kate Bartlett, Maddison Bedford, Sonia Dorizzi, Sabreena Duffy, Courtney Hodder, Sarah Verrier
South Bunbury [1]: Ella Smith
South Fremantle [2]: Tara Garlett, Shannon Whale
Subiaco [3]: Suzie-Rose Deegan, Abbey Dowrick, McKenzie Dowrick
Swan Districts [7]: Mikayla Bowen, Rikkiesha Carling, Caitlin Hill, Brianna Hyde, Mikayla Hyde, Emma O’Driscoll, Taylor Pescud
West Perth [1]: Jacinta Valentini

Junior’s Fundraiser

Our fundraiser this year for our Junior Club is the Entertainment Book which is valid between June 2018 and May 19, for just $70 you can get over 20K worth of discounts including Accomodation in Aus and Bali, restaurants in Bunbury such as Funky Monkey, The Rose, Mojos and Benesse and heaps more!
The book is available in either hard copy book or a phone app
Please contact Kelli for more information or go to to have a look at the offers inside 😊

8 League Debutants

Our 2018 Season started with 8 League Debutants.
1096 Will Butler
1097 Jay Crossman
1098 Sam Graham
1099 Brent Latch
1100 Liam McKenna
1101 Connor Vali
1102 Rocco Versace
1103 Josh Webb

Vale Allen Prosser

Condolences to the Prosser family on the passing of 1976 Premiership Captain Allen Prosser.
During his 71 League games for the Tigers, Allen claimed Fairest & Best in 1965 & 1966 & premierships in 1966 & 1976. Allen also went on to play 121 games for East Fremantle.

“The Funeral Cortege will arrive at Fremantle Cemetery, Carrington Street, Palmyra at 10:00am on Friday 20 April for a Cremation Service. Assembly at the Samson Pavilion at 9:50am.
Family have requested in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Make A Wish Foundation. Please wear colourful clothing.”

Sponsors & Members

South Bunbury Football Club would like to invite our 2018 Sponsors & Members to join us in the Sav Davies Lounge & Cahill Pavillion for our First Home Game of Season 2018.

Round 2, Saturday 21 April 2018
Selection of finger food will be provided.
For catering purposes, please RSVP by Wednesday 18 April 2018:
Anna Kennedy 0417 266 995 or
John Castrilli 0427 881 513

Sponsors – don’t forget your business cards for your chance to win raffle prizes throughout the event!

Your Continued Support Makes Our Club Possible!

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