We are days out from the festive season and everywhere you look, people are buying up gifts, as the race to secure special items for loved ones heats up. I hate receiving gifts, however, I would love the idea of Santa Claus bringing some festive goodies to a few of our South West sporting clubs. It’s going to be tough for the big man in the red suit this year given border restrictions and QR codes to scan, but I’m hopeful he reads my list prior to heading off from the North Pole: South West Slammers - more signed players for the 2022 NBL1 West season (preferably imports) Usually by the middle of December, the South Western Times would have brought you news regarding multiple import signings for the South West Slammers for the next season. Concerningly, this has not happened so far this year, in either the men’s or women’s programs. It’s getting to the stage where I am tempted to visit a street court during my vacation to Atlanta next year when WA’s border opens, and suggest to some talented Americans they should call the club for a game. So come on Santa — any chances of bring Slammernation a 210cm centre for Shane Goff’s offence or a fiesty three-point threat to help out Peter Nalder? Augusta-Margaret River Football Club - an ideal end of season run for the reigning premiers. The Hawks have not been done any favours by the 2022 SWFL fixture, with multiple away fixtures and byes from round 16 onwards. Surely as reigning premiers, the SWFL’s match committee could have given Matt Jamieson’s men an even spread of away games throughout the year? Hawks players — particularly skipper Lincoln Adams (who hails from Augusta) — travel enough throughout the year as it is. But loading them up with additional trips so late in the campaign seems a tad harsh. Colts Cricket Club - statues of Cruize Ciallella and Murray Goodwin built at the Bunbury Recreation Ground. The ‘Rec is already one of the most scenic venues in South West sport, but it would look even better with two monuments dedicated to modern-day champions. Ciallella is in arguably career-best form with the ball this season, on the back of many years as a proven representative cricketer, while former international Goodwin shows no sign of slowing down either. I can appreciate fitting two statues in a sack would be a tough ask, so maybe Santa could outsource the job to a local company and drop them off? Busselton Football Club - a women’s premiership for new coach Rennie Meadmore. OK, so he might have to put this item on layby for the Magpies faithful, but how awesome of a gift would Rennie Meadmore winning a flag in her first season as coach be from Santa? Meadmore, who lives and breathes black-and-white, has already contributed so much to women’s football in the South West, but becoming a premiership coach would ensure her name goes down in the SWFL history books forever. Aside from it being great to see this talented group get the ultimate reward for many years of hard work, the party at Sir Stewart Bovell Park after the grand final would be insane! Eaton Cricket Club - a roving food and refreshments cart during games, operated by a dedicated volunteer named Jeeves. One of my favourite cricket grounds to attend during the summer is the Eaton Sports Ground, as the people are always very friendly and the shade is ample. However, if Santa was able to bring a special gift to the Bobtails on December 25, I think it could make matchdays even more special. The gift would be the club receiving a portable cart, which could be whisked around the boundary periodically during the game, for both fielders and spectators. Naturally it would be operated by a club volunteer, who would be naturally nicknamed “Jeeves”, and decked head to toe in Bobtails’ club merchandise. Of course, each time an inquiry of when Jeeves would be making his next trip around the boundary would be comical, especially for our older readers, who remember the reference his name stems from. “Hey Clayton (Caltsounis — club captain), when do you think the cart fella will make his next trip? I’m keen for a bottle of water,” a young Bobtails player might ask his skipper. “Ask Jeeves,” Caltsounis would reply, pointing to the eager refreshment attendant, perched on a chair in the pavilion. Marist Cricket Club - sponsorship deal with Colegate. Aside from their quality performances week-in, week-out, you can be sure Marist players will be full of smiles out in the field on any given Saturday. Given this is the case, surely Santa could arrange for Colegate to swing the Blues some cash? Naturally, Brayden Clarke would be the figurehead of the deal (given his trademark smile and happiness on and off field is constant) and use the proceeds towards cheaper refreshment prices for players after home games.