Katie-Jayne Grieve

South Bunbury Football Club product Katie-Jayne Grieve shone for Fremantle during Sunday’s four-point 9.5 (59) to 8.7 (55) AFLW opening-round victory over Melbourne in oppressive heat at Casey Fields in Melbourne.

Grieve, who played her first AFLW match since returning to WA from a stint at Carlton, generated plenty of forward pressure late in the game which stifled the Demons’ ability to move the ball down the ground.

Much has been made publicly of Grieve’s decision to return home to WA, however many may be unaware of how she still carries core elements of her experience with the Tigers at SWFL women’s level.

“Something that I’ve taken from my time with South Bunbury is just to enjoy football,” she said.

“Because that is where it started for me – just enjoying football – and being able to carry that with me professionally to AFLW level has definitely helped me.”

Grieve outlined the major difference between training at SWFL women’s level and AFLW – intensity.

“The intensity is incredible,” she said. ”But the drills are definitely short and sharp as well. We also go back to basics with skill-based level activities because that is where we need to start from with football – just go back to basics.

“The intensity is massive and I really enjoy the skill base that we learn as well.”

Like her teammate Philipa Seth, Grieve is keen to give back to the South West football community and hopes to cheer on the Tigers whenever possible during the year.

“I’ve been trying to make it to some of their training sessions and I’ve been speaking to their new coach. But unfortunately I haven’t had the time as their pre-season has just started.

“But definitely when our season finishes, I’ll be heading down there for sure.”

Fremantle face the Brisbane Lions at Fremantle Oval on Sunday.

Justin Fris-South Western Times


The South Bunbury Club seek the services of a Head Trainer and Training Staff for season 2019 and beyond.

Successful applicants will be required to work and communicate with the coaching staff on player availability and rehabilitation. Applicants will be required to hold appropriate qualifications in sports injuries, strapping and massage.
Applicants will be required to be in attendance during trainings and on match days.

Apply to the Football Director Paul Buswell at southbunburyfc@bigpond.com providing qualifications and experience.

Remuneration available.

Pre Season Training 2019

Pre Season Training for the 2019 Season will be starting on Saturday 19th January,4pm start

We encourage anyone who would like to be a Tiger to come along.


For More Informations.Call League Coach David Obal-0411022679

New Reserves Coach

The Board is pleased to announce that Ash Cadman  will lead our Reserves Football Team in Season 2019!

Ash Coached our Colts in 2010 & 2011 plus has coached a number of Junior Teams,last being in 2014.He is a Life Member of our Juniors.

His Passion is second to None.So he will have the Reserves Boys pumped and ready to for a big 2019

Ash is Front and Centre of the Colts

New Colts Coach

The Board is pleased to announce that Stephen Bilcich will lead our Colt’s Football Team in Season 2019!


Stephen really doesn’t need a lot of introductions here.He is our 2002 League Premiership Coach plus

What he will bring to the Colts players is going to be huge.


Stephen with his 2002 Premiership Captains

New Womens Coach

The Board is pleased to announce that Max Jetta will lead our Women’s Football Team in Season 2019!

Max is a Young Man with an infectious smile.He has been around the Game of Football for most of his life and has loved learning and teaching all the way through.

Unfortunately during 2018 Pre Season Training,Max Severely damaged his ankle.So he has decided to give Coaching ago.

He will be taking on Our Womens Team with Excitement and Belief that will rub of on to the Team very Quickly.

Certainly exciting times ahead for Our Womens Team

Max with 2018 League B&F Winner Josh Ryder

New Life Member

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

Alan began with the club at junior football & served on the junior council for twelve years, where he received a ten-year merit award & later facilitated roles as junior coach, team manager & property manager.

Alan was elected to the Senior Board of management from 2009 to 2014 & during his tenure, would serve as Vice President (2011-2014), League & Reserves Team Managers (2009, 2010-2014), House Committee (2009-2010), Maintenance Committee (2010-2012) Internal Football Manager (2011, 2012) & Facility Manager (2013-2015).

Alan was awarded the 2013 Past Players Achievement Award & with his wife Lori, became the 2010 Crabb Medalist.

Alan would also assist the club’s fortnightly Saturday markets for the better part of eight to ten years at the gate, money collection or the sausage sizzles.

Alan’s maintenance work for the club is further testament to his dedication to the club, where paintwork & signage were supplied or undertaken at every opportunity. The 2013 Hand Oval Upgrades, routine sponsor signage & recently, the showers & changeroom renovations, were achieved with tremendously gratis contributions from Alan.

Fellow Life Member & nominator Arthur Buswell concluded that “Life Membership is a very great honour & Alan Wells is more than worthy of being granted life membership for outstanding service to the South Bunbury Football Club”.

Congratulations Alan!