Busselton’s James Tunstill has said it was “surreal” to be at the same club as Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale after cheering for him when he played for Fremantle.
“We are a pretty close-knit athletic side as it is.”
A Harvey footballing talent will be on the edge of his seat, flanked by his family, hoping his name is among those called out by an AFL club this week.
A former South West AFL player with striking similarities to draft hopeful Brady Hough has shared advice for new draftees and shed light on his experience at the top level.
A promising young footballer who had his playing career ripped away from him after a terrifying accident has completed an inspirational rise to become his club’s youngest ever head coach.
As the news of Hayward medallist and SWFL premier Jesse Crichton leaving Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault breaks, a cloud of uncertainty forms over Brunswick Oval and the Harvey Recreation Ground.
Before the dust even really settled on another South West Football League season, a flurry of coaching moves caused the dominoes to fall and all but one club have secured a coach for next season.
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault has already locked in its coaching staff for the 2022 SWFL season.
Darcy Petersen is about to take his fiery mullet to Europe as part of a Wanderers tour, which exposes some of Australia’s best young footballers to elite talent from overseas.
New Collie Eagles coach Kade East says the club is likely to throw its support behind local talent to fill the void left by departing forward Joel Houghton.
Popular forward Kaine Ah-Chee has left the Harvey Bulls and will play with Perth Football League club Bassendean next season.
Over the past two seasons, SWFL women’s matches have typically been scheduled before a league game, at either 1.30 or 3pm.
Busselton have announced Daniel Delaney will take over as the club’s new league coach for next season, becoming the sixth SWFL side to make a change at the top this off-season.
Initially, the Sharks’ focus will be on fielding teams in the colts, reserves and women’s competition, before entering a league side in 2023.
“We had a good forward, but we probably did not have that big, key forward so to speak,” he said.
The process to join the SWFL has been a lengthy one for the Sharks.
Donnybrook Football Club has undergone a changing of the guard as it builds for the future, with new coaches to take over for the 2022 South West Football League season.
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault have a new king after appointing Ryan Macintyre as their 2022 league coach.
“The WAFLW reserves competition is the perfect stepping stone for regional players.”
The Eaton Boomers have signed former Fremantle Docker Joel Houghton for the 2022 SWFL season.
Justin Fris & Jackson Barrett
With the 2021 South West Football League season at an end, Carly Laden takes a look at each club and who they acknowledged at their best and fairest presentations.
Harvey and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault have named their football queens in recent weeks.
The South West Football League has a new leader with decorated goal umpire and board member Jason Crowe set to take over as the general manager.
One club opposed to the cut is East Fremantle, which has a marvellous track record of giving country women players a chance to gain WAFLW experience in the reserves competition.
Eliza Reilly & Justin Fris
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