Drugs Awareness Round Kicks Off Race To Finals

There are no more byes and no more Landmark matches, as the SWFL moves into round twelve and beyond in the race to this years finals, which kicks off on Saturday night, which is the Drug Awareness Round.

The SWFL in conjunction with the ten member clubs and the Umpires, acknowledge that Drugs are a part of society, and also acknowledge that it is OK to say no to Drugs.

In the South West region alone, there were more than 600 Drug Related hospitalisations in 2016, along with more than 2000 Drug Related offences in 2016, with the figure growing each year.  In a five year period to the end of 2016, sadly 51 people died as a result of drugs.  Drugs more and more are becoming a scourge on our society, costing West Australians millions of dollars annually.

In recognition of the round all Ground Staff, Bar Staff and League Umpires will wear white shirts, supported by Alcoa.

Saturday night at JE Hands Memorial Oval, a crucial fixture will be played with South Bunbury needing to reverse their recent fortunes to remain in the five.  A loss to Collie Eagles and a win to Eaton Boomers in the other Saturday evening fixture , will see last years Premiers bundled out of the top five for the first time this season.  Should the Tigers win, they may still drop to fifth on percentage, if the Bulls win by a bigger margin on Sunday.

Sunday will see Carey Park face ladder leaders Harvey Brunswick Leschenault, Bunbury and Donnybrook will play for the Peter Betti Cup, with Donnybrook able to stay in the race for the five, should they be able to upset the Bulldogs, while the Bulls could move to fourth on the ladder should they account for Busselton.

In the Reserves Competition, the match of the round will be between South Bunbury and Collie who sit second and third respectively on the ladder, while in the Colts the top five play the bottom five, with the match of the round again being between South Bunbury and Collie who are fifth and sixth on the ladder.  A win to Collie will narrow the margin to just two points, a win to the Tigers and the top five will almost certainly be finalised.

In the Women’s competition Carey Park will be looking to upset HBL as they continue to search for their maiden victory, while at Harvey, ladder leaders Harvey Bulls will play host to fifth placed Busselton.

DRUG AWARENESS ROUND

Saturday, 15 July 2017

South Bunbury v Collie Eagles
Venue: JE Hands Memorial Oval
Colts – 12.10pm, Reserves – 2.20pm, League – 4.30pm

Augusta Margaret River v Eaton Boomers
Venue: Gloucester Park, Margaret River
Colts – 12.10pm, Reserves – 2.20pm, League – 4.30pm

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Carey Park v Harvey Brunswick Leschenault
Venue: Kelly Park, Bunbury
Colts – 9.00am, Reserves 11.05am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.30pm

Peter Betti Memorial Cup
Bunbury v Donnybrook
Venue: PC Payne Park, Bunbury
Colts – 10.00am, Reserves – 12.10pm, League 2.20pm

Harvey Bulls v Busselton
Venue: Harvey Recreation Ground, Harvey
Colts – 9.00am, Reserves 11.05am, Womens 1.10pm, League 2.30pm