The 2023 Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season, was launched tonight at the showrooms of Dale Alcock Homes in Bunbury, in front of Executive Members, Sponsors and Club Presidents.
Barry Tate, President of the SWFL spoke of the great partnership between the SWFL and Dale Alcock Homes, and the expansion of the competition, from 30 teams in 2016 to 43 teams in 2023.
Steve Hancock, General Manager of Dale Alcock Homes also spoke of the partnership with the SWFL which is now in its 11th season, and the growth of the game, something highlighted as part of a strategic plan when DAHSW took on the naming rights of the competition. Hancock all acknowledged the great job the Executive did in 2022.
General Manager Jason Crowe, reminded those present of the start of the 2022 season, which was during the Stage 2 Health Restrictions with Covid-19, something that is not an issue this season. Crowe also advised that the Player Presentations had been such a success, that the WAFC were looking at rolling out the SWFL presentations across other competitions.
The competition this season will have more that 2000 registered players and officials for the very first time, something Barry Tate was proud of, as the game continues to grow and evolve and continues to attract players to the competition.
Tate welcomed Collie Eagles Women’s team back into the competition, along with Dunsborough’s League team who will make their debut in round two against Donnybrook, highlighted by prize recruits Pat McGinnity and Chris Masten.
The season commences this weekend with three derbies, with the opening match between Carey Park and Bunbury at Kelly Park on Saturday afternoon.