2022 Season To Commence With Grand Final Replay!

The 2022 Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Fixtures have today been released, with an exciting season in store, which will commence on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and culminate with the Grand Final on Sunday, 2 October 2022.

The opening round will see not one but two Derbies to start the season with a bang.  The Southern Derby, will also be a Grand Final re-match with Augusta Margaret River to play Busselton under new lights at Gloucester Park.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Carey Park will host cross town rivals Bunbury.  South Bunbury will host Harvey Brunswick Lescheanult in one of three night matches scheduled early in the season on opening night, with inland teams Collie and Donnybrook will face off, with the opening League Match of the season at Glen Huon Reserve on Saturday afternoon between Eaton Boomers and Harvey Bulls.

The second round will see the expansion team, Dunsborough play their first match of the season, with Bunbury being their first opponent.

The first four rounds of the season will feature at least one top five clash in each round from the 2021 season, with Busselton featuring in all four of them.

The Indigenous Recognition Game has been replaced by entire round to recognise the outstanding contribution of Indigenous players in the South West Football League, and will be played in conjunction with the Sir Doug Nichols Round in the AFL.

Carey Park will play nine matches under lights, six at home and three away, the most of any team, while all of Dunsboroughs fixtures will be scheduled for Sunday, with Reserves playing at 11.40am, Women at 1.30pm and Colts at 3.00pm when playing at home, apart from their opening fixture, so as not to clash with the Western Derby in round two.

Each Club will have two Club Byes in 2022 and two League Byes due to the uneven number of teams, which will be remedied in 2023 with the inclusion of the Dunsborough League team, which will shorten the season by two weeks.

ROUND ONE

  • Saturday, 26 March 2022
      Glen Huon Reserve 
         Gloucester Park       

     

            Hands Oval           

  • Sunday, 27 March 2022

      Collie Recreation Ground  
                 Kelly Park