Sunday footy a feature of SWFL fixtures

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
The Lions will open their premiership defence against Donnybrook on Saturday, April 18.
Camera IconThe Lions will open their premiership defence against Donnybrook on Saturday, April 18. Credit: Jack Gibellini

The SWFL officially released its 2020 fixtures on Friday night, with reigning premiers Harvey-Brunswick-Leschanault opening the season at home against Donnybrook in round one.

Fans will notice a distinct Sunday football focus this season, with day matches predominantly played at 3pm, except for matches at Gloucester Park, which will typically remain at 2.20pm.

In round 10, all five matches will he held across the region on a Sunday — with the Hawks, Harvey Bulls, Carey Park, Busselton and Dons all hosting opposing sides.

Interestingly, the Collie Eagles will have only one home game on Saturday this season, whereas the Hawks and Lions will have four each.

Key dates

Round 1

Saturday, April 18 - 3pm Eaton Boomers v Carey Park at Glen Huon Reserve, Bunbury v Harvey Bulls at Payne Park; 4.30pm South Bunbury v Augusta-Margaret River at Hands Oval; 4.40pm Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault v Donnybrook at Brunswick Oval; Sunday, April 19 - 3pm Collie Eagles v Busselton at Collie Recreation Ground.

Monday, June 1 (Dale Alcock Homes WA Day Derby) 3pm South Bunbury v Bunbury at Hands Oval.

Saturday, July 18 (women’s round in Harvey) 12pm South Bunbury v Carey Park; 1.30pm Bunbury v Donnybrook; 3pm Collie Eagles v Eaton Boomers; 4.30pm Busselton v Harvey Bulls;

Round 18

Saturday, September 5 - 2.20pm Eaton Boomers v Augusta-Margaret River at Glen Huon Reserve; 3.40pm Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault v Harvey Bulls at Brunswick Oval. Sunday, September 6 - 3pm South Bunbury v Donnybrook at Hands Oval, Carey Park v Collie Eagles at Kelly Park, Bunbury v Busselton at Payne Park.

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