In a historic moment in the history of the South West Football League, the Dunsborough Sharks were tonight admitted to the competition, after the South West Football League Council of Delegates met at Hands Oval.
The Sharks will field a Colts, Reserves and Women’s Competition in 2022, with a League team to be in the admitted in 2023.
“We are thrilled and honoured to be admitted to the competition”, said Mark Delane on being advised of the decision. “We have advisory committees and steering committees, who have been working in the background, awaiting this decision, and now it is full steam ahead”, he added.
The decision to admit Dunsborough has been a lengthy process, which has seen plenty of spirited discussion. The meeting was attended by Executive Members of the WA Football Commission and WA Country Football League, with seven of the ten delegates voting in favour of the admission.
“It is a very exciting time in our history”, said SWFL President Barry Tate.
Donnybrook President Peter Hearman spoke passionately, “We are here to promote and develop football, and this is a wonderful opportunity to be fair dinkum about admitting a team”.
It was noted by representatives of the WACFL that many competitions are losing teams, or amalgamating, while this is an exciting opportunity to grow the game in one of the fastest growing areas by population in Western Australia.