Eight Days To Go – For Eaton The Only Way Is Up

Eaton finished on the bottom in 2023, and the club will be looking to move up the ladder in 2024, when the Dale Alcock Homes South West Premiership season commences next Saturday.

Although competitive against teams in the bottom half of the table, the Boomers suffered big losses in 2023, notably a massive loss to Busselton by 23 goals.

The Boomers did sign Harley Bennell to the club earlier this year, but he has already transferred to Bencubbin.  The club has picked up some hand recruits from the Peel Football League, but it will be the Stalwarts like Greg Humphries who rarely plays a bad game and Paul Rinder in the ruck that the Boomers will again be relying on to get the Boomers victories this season.

After playing 103 games for the club, Josh Bowe is a big omission in 2024, transferring to Secret Harbour.

Chris Kinninmont is the Coach again in 2024, and will be looking for improvement across the board to secure more victories.

Highly experienced former players Scott Tynan (Reserves) and Brendon Page (Colts) will be joined by Kristy Jetta (Women’s) as the other coaches for the Eaton Football Club.

The club starts with an away match against Collie (who finished tenth last season), with Eaton losing both matches to Collie in 2023, the last by 35 points.  The Boomers have a relatively soft draw in the first month, playing four teams who finished outside of the finals last year, with the clubs first home match of the season against Dunsborough in round two, an away match against Augusta Margaret River in round three before facing Harvey Bulls in round four at home.  The Boomers would be looking to win as many of these games as possible before facing Busselton, Bunbury and Carey Park in rounds that follow.

With a twenty round season in 2024, Eaton only play South Bunbury and Donnybrook once, in rounds ten and eleven respectively.