Air Of Confidence At Shark Park

Dunsborough entered their League team in 2023, off of a successful launch of their Colts, Reserves and Women’s teams in 2022, with most pundits suggesting the Sharks would finish last, with the hope of just being competitive.

Sceptics were of the opinion that the new club would struggle to win a game and would be highly uncompetitive, and after round one when they were beaten by 100 points by Donnybrook, those sceptics may have thought they were right.

In reality, the Sharks would win four games, and draw another, and lose seven games by less than three goals in a great first season.

The big inclusion in the Sharks second season is Simon Moore.  Moore, a two times Premiership player, and two times Hayward Medallist is a great acquisition for the Sharks and will bolster their midfield after moving from the Hawks, where he played 67 games over the past four seasons.  Moore will be joined by established South West Football League players, Thomas Vellios and Jaice Pardi, who have transferred from Busselton and Kyle Watts from Bunbury.

Head Coach Daniel Wiseman was happy with the first season, and is looking forward to the second year.

There is plenty of excitement at Shark Park, and the Sharks are likely to worry a lot more teams in 2024, and will finish much higher than ninth this year, potentially a spot in the five, in what appears to be an even season coming up.

The club has had very strong numbers at training across all four grades and after playing South Bunbury who made finals in 2023, the Sharks play four teams who finished in the bottom half of the ladder starting with Eaton (11th), followed by Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (8th), Augusta Margaret River (6th) and Collie (10th), with just a match against Donnybrook (4th) in round four splitting up the relatively easy draw to start the season.  The play Busselton and Augusta Margaret River twice in 2024, but only face Bunbury and Carey Park once.

Dunsborough play their opening match on Sunday, 21 April 2024.