As the dust settles on an extraordinary SWFL grand final, thewest.com football commentator Jackson Barrett and South Western Times journalist Bella Kitchen assess all 44 players from Sunday’s clash.
Jackson Barrett and Bella Kitchen
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault secured their fourth SWFL reserves premiership in five years on Sunday after defeating the Eaton Boomers by 16 points at Hands Oval.
Busselton ended Bunbury’s hopes of a colts premiership four-peat at Hands Oval on Sunday morning, after confidently running out 15.12 (102) to 8.9 (57) victors.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s epic league grand final at Hands Oval between Busselton and Bunbury, there was emotion everywhere you looked.
Bunbury hung on for a thrilling 11.8 (74) to 10.9 (69) victory over a devastated Busselton in Sunday’s SWFL grand final at jam-packed Hands Oval.
One of the State’s modern-day country footy greats can finally call himself a premiership player, but it looked as though he nearly had victory snatched from beneath him after the siren. WATCH HERE.
One of the State’s modern-day country footy greats can finally call himself a premiership player. Re-live the frantic final minute of the South West grand final.
Bunbury and Busselton locked horns for the first time in a SWFL league decider on Sunday at Hands Oval and it was the Dogs who came away with bragging rights. WATCH THE FULL REPLAY HERE.
Prior to the 2020 SWFL women’s grand final, South Bunbury’s current group of players had achieved almost everything possible.
Busselton skipper Jackson Arbon believes the foundations laid down by the Magpies over the past few seasons have played a massive role in his side’s opportunity to taste premiership glory.
At the start of the 2020 season, not many SWFL “experts” considered Busselton a genuine contender for the premiership.
Following his side’s impressive grand final win over Busselton, South Bunbury women’s coach Maxwell Jetta had a smile of satisfaction.
South Bunbury women’s side completed a second consecutive unbeaten season on Sunday at Hands Oval, after outclassing Busselton 3.6 (24) to 2.1 (13) in the SWFL women’s grand final.
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Sunday evening was a pleasant one for Rennie and Jon Meadmore, as they both celebrated advancing to the grand final with their respective teams.
It has been an incredible journey for the Busselton women’s team, who have dared to dream throughout 2020.
Chances are in the hours prior to any big game involving the South Bunbury women’s team, you will find Tigers skipper Maddy Obal having breakfast out in Bunbury with her family.
Heading into the 2020 SWFL women’s season, many experts and spectators predicted that South Bunbury would again dominate.
Busselton held off Bunbury in an enthralling South West Footy League finals clash. WATCH THE FULL REPLAY
“At the end of the day, both sides have just got to win,” Baggetta told the South Western Times ahead of Sunday’s first semi-final against the Collie Eagles at Brunswick Oval.
The Harvey Bulls and Busselton women’s teams always seem to get in each other’s way around the finals.
Busselton advanced to the SWFL women’s preliminary final after defeating longstanding competition powerhouse Bunbury 2.4 (16) to 1.6 (12) at a heavy Brunswick Oval on Saturday afternoon.
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