Landmark 2017

The Landmark Country Championships will be played in Perth and the Metropolitan area from Friday 7-9 July 2017, with one Regional fixture to be played prior to this on 17 June 2017.  SWFL this year will play the Peel Football League at Rushton Park, Mandurah.

10 July 2017 – Peel Too Good

The Peel Cavaliers have defended their title at the Landmark Country Football Championship, after defeating the South West on Sunday at Medibank Stadium.

In a dour first quarter, it took 10 minutes for the first score, and 13 minutes for the one and only goal, kicked by Kieran May.

The second quarter saw much of the same, with almost all of the play revolving through the midfield, with both teams working well in defence, repelling attacks.  Courtney Lakay, who would go on to be the best player on the ground, kicked the Cavaliers second goal, and the scoreboard was starting to look bleak for the South West.   The only goal of the first half came courtesy of Patrick Farrant.

Peel gained further advantage in the third quarter when Andrew Haydon converted, before Jayce Fontana kicked truly from deep in the pocket to narrow the gap again.  Possibly the killer blow came late in the third quarter when Clay Smith kicked Peel’s fourth goal, to lead by 16 points at the final change, and in reality, double the score of the South West.

The lead extended in excess of four goals when Peel kicked their fifth and sixth goals of the match, before Aidan Clarke and Brett Peake goaled in the latter stages of the final quarter, in one of the lowest scoring grand finals in Landmarks long history.

Match Centre

PFNL 1.1.7   2.4.16   4.8.32   6.10.46
SWFL 0.2.2   1.3.9   2.4.16   4.6.30

Goals: PFNL – K. May, C. Lakay, A. Haydon, C. Smith, S. Puls, R. Falkstrom. SWFL – P. Farrant, J. Fontana, A. Clarke, B. Peake.
Best: PFNL – C. Lakay, B. Tingey, A. Haydon, D. Griffin, K. May, C. Black. SWFL – A. Clarke, B. Della Franca, M. Hislop, T. Justins, M. Russell, G. Piggott.
Umpires: Aaron Andrews (SWFL), Glenn Omodei (SWFL), Zac Schurko (PFNL)
Reports: Nil
Ground: Medibank Stadium, Leederville

All Stars Team
Aidan Clarke (Bunbury), Brett Peake (Bunbury), Joel Houghton (Collie Eagles)
Landmark Rising Star Award
Aidan Clarke (Bunbury)
JJ Lusick Umpire of the Carnival
Aaron Andrews (SWFL)

8 July 2017 – South West Win Thriller

The South West Football League Colts team, have won their 14th Landmark Country Championship at Bendigo Bank Arena, Mandurah today, with Sebastian Dixon kicking a goal after the siren to win the match for the South West.

In a great game of football, scores were close throughout, with the young Cavaliers leading by five points at quarter time, before scores were level at the main break.  The South West led by six points at the final break before Peel took control.

With 30 seconds remaining the margin was seven points in favour of Peel, but a goal made the margin one point.  A quick clearance out of the centre saw the ball end up with Dixon, who went back to take his kick when the siren sounded.

Although it didn’t go straight through the middle, it was good enough for the South West to clinch victory from the jaws of defeat.  It is not the first time this has happened in a Landmark Colts Grand Final, with the South West being on the wrong end of the same scenario in 2011 when Kimberley Spirit took victory after the siren.

Five players plus coach David Lewis have been selected in the CBH All Star Team.

Colts Grand Final

South West  1.2.8  4.3.27  5.3.33  9.4.58
Peel Football League  2.1.13  4.3.27  6.3.39  8.5.53

Goals: South West – T. Williams 4, S. Dixon 2, J. Pickett, K. Triplett, E. Hill. Peel – O. Walton 3, D. Gardiner-Mckenna 2, J. Hill, W. Steele, D. Power
Best: South West – S. Dixon, T. Horton, L. Hernaman, T. Williams, K. Hickman.  Peel – K. Desando, J. Hewitt, J. Hill, J. Ness, O. Walton

2017 CBH Colts All Star Team

Ryan Bennell, South Bunbury
Jacob Pickett, Harvey Bulls
Blake Shanahan, Collie Eagles
Jordan Falco, Bunbury
Taine Williams, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault
David Lewis, South West

4 July 2017 – Colts Team Finalised For Landmark

The South West Colts Team which will represent the SWFL this week at the Landmark Country Football Championships, will hold a function tonight after their final training run, where the final 27 players will be presented with their SWFL polo shirts and jackets.

The team will play two games in the round robin format on Thursday at 1.00pm against Regional Districts and 3.00pm against Northern Suns, while on Friday they will play Peel Football League at Midday, and their final match against Great Southern at 2.00pm.  All games will be played at Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah (Rushton Park).

Results of the games will be posted on Facebook throughout the Carnival with a comprehensive review on the SWFL Website on Monday.

Thursday, 6 July 2017 
Colts Peel v Regional Districts 11.00am Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Northern Suns v Great Southern 12.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Regional Districts v South West 1.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Great Southern v Peel 2.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts South West v Northern Suns 3.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Friday, 7 July 2017
Colts Northern Suns v Peel 10.00am Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Regional Districts v Great Southern 11.00am Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts South West v Peel 12.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Regional Districts v Northern Suns 1.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah
Colts Great Southern v South West 2.00pm Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah


No. SURNAME First Name Local Club
1 HORTON Tobi Bunbury
2 HILL Eli Carey Park
3 WILLIAMSON Xavier Bunbury
4 BENNELL Ryan South Bunbury
5 KINGS Mitchell Eaton Boomers
6 PICKETT Jacob Harvey Bulls
7 SHANAHAN Blake Collie Eagles
8 HERNAMAN Lachlan Harvey Bulls
9 DEVENNY Tayte Busselton
10 OLIVER** Jackson Bunbury
11 DIXON Sebastian South Bunbury
12 TRIPLETT Kale Harv Brun Lesch
13 KENDLE Jake Donnybrook
14 KEMP Jed Busselton
15 SUKROO Billy Busselton
16 RAMSHAW Jessie Collie Eagles
17 REUBEN Liam Collie Eagles
18 HOFFMAN Tyler Busselton
19 SELLICK Dylan Harvey Bulls
20 KRIKKE Hayden South Bunbury
21 WILLIAMS Taine Harv Brun Lesch
22 WHARTON Jackson Eaton Boomers
23 MONTGOMERIE Jed South Bunbury
24 FALCO Jordan Bunbury
25 DE ANGELIS Teale Collie Eagles
26 WHITE Christopher Aug Marg River
27 HICKMAN Kyle Harvey Bulls
28 TUCKER Jorrum Bunbury
29 HILLS** Travis Busselton
30 STRAND** Jack Harv Brun Lesch
** Emergencies
Jumper Colours:  Green & Gold
Coach:  David Lewis
Manager:  Alan Swarbrick

4 July 2017 – Southwest Ready For Landmark Tilt

This weekend, the 53rd Landmark Country Football Championships will be held, with the South West Football League looking to win the Title for a twenty third time.After the Landmark Regional Game three weeks ago, the South West will need to win both games on Saturday to have any chance of making the Grand Final on Sunday.

South West will play Great Northern in their first match at midday at Fremantle Oval, with the Great Northern big winners against Avon by 102 points in the Regional Round, and are full of confidence coming into the weekend.

The other crucial fixture after the Regional Round results will be the match between UGSFL and GNFL, which will be played directly before the final match in the round robin which will see Avon FA play SWFL (3.30pm)  The South West team will know the scenario going into the match what they need to do, pending if they defeat Great Northern.Based on the Regional Round results there could be the chance the results could pan out like last season, where the end result of the finalists was not known until the final match was completed.  For the SWFL to make the final, the SWFL will need to defeat both GNFL and Avon FA to have any chance.

If Upper Great Southern defeat Peel Football League and Great Northern defeat Upper Great Southern percentage will be the deciding factor on who plays in the Grand Final, with Peel most likely to defeat LSWFL, which could see the possibility of four teams finishing on two wins after the Round Robin competition.   That is a lot of ifs, buts and maybe’s, and is solely reliant on the SWFL winning both matches.

The South West Football League have released a 28 man squad, with 25 players to make the trip to Perth, with an injury cloud hanging over a few players after the weekends fixtures.Results will be posted on Facebook on Saturday.

No. SURNAME First Name Local Club
1 CRISTALDI Shane Donnybrook
2 BLAKE Brad Bunbury
3 JONES Brendon Harvey Bulls
4 PREEDY Ashton Bunbury
5 HEASMAN Dylan Harv Brun Lesch
6 BASSETT Kyle Bunbury
7 ATTHOWE Chris Eaton Boomers
8 PEAKE Brett Bunbury
9 OELSNIK Will Eaton Boomers
10 McMULLEN Braiden Bunbury
11 CLARKE Aiden Bunbury
12 FONTANA Jayce Collie Eagles
13 MEADMORE Jon South Bunbury
14 ARMITAGE Ty Harv Brun Lesch
15 FARRANT Patrick Bunbury
16 LYNCH Sean Donnybrook
17 JUSTINS Travis Bunbury
18 BATTAGLIA Josh Eaton Boomers
19 PIGGOTT Guy South Bunbury
20 DELLA FRANCA Blair Bunbury
21 HISLOP Mason South Bunbury
23 HOUGHTON Joel Collie Eagles
24 MULHOLLAND Jamahl Carey Park
25 RUSSELL Michael Eaton Boomers
26 WOOD Tyson Harv Brun Lesch
27 FRANCIS Perry Collie Eagles
28 RINDER Paul Collie Eagles
31 WILSON Jayden Carey Park
Jumper Colours:  Bottle Green & Gold
Coach:  Jamie Nani


Monday 19 June 2017 – A Tale Of Two Halves 

It certainly was an interesting scoreline in the Landmark Regional Round match between Peel Football League and the South West Football League on Saturday at Rushton Park, Mandurah.

If you weren’t at the game, and saw the quarter time score which had the hosts 32 points in front at the first break, you could assume a strong breeze was blowing.  The half time score indicated a different story as the lead extended to 59 points at the major break, with the SWFL recording their lowest ever half time score in a Landmark fixture of just two behinds, and a margin which would break all records to come back from should a victory be achieved.

After half time, it would be the polar opposite of the first half as the SWFL finally scoring their first goal.  The SWFL team kicked five goals to one in the third quarter, including two goals to Brett Peake who finished the match with three, while Jace Cormack would get plenty of the ball to give the SWFL some much needed drive into the forward line.  Down back, Will Oelsnik and Travis Justins would be resolute, keeping the home team to just one goal.

The final stanza would see the SWFL kick a further five goals, holding Peel to three behinds, to reduce a 59 point half time deficit down to nine points at the final siren.

Match Centre

PFNL      5.3.33  9.7.61  10.10.70  10.13.73
SWFL     0.1.1   0.2.2  5.2.32  10.4.64

Goals: PFNL – B. Holmes 3, K. Westwood, J. Carter, T. Wood, A. Haydon, A. Bowers, S. Pauls, M. Buxton. SWFL – B. Peake 3, P. Farrant 2, J. Fontana, M. Battaglia, K. Hug, Ja. Cormack,  D. Heasman.
Best: PFNL – A. Bowers, C. Smith, J. Carter, T. Wood, B. Wright, B. Holmes. SWFL – J. Meadmore, J. Battaglia, B. Peake, Ja. Cormack, W. Oelsnik, K. Bumann.
Umpires: Aaron Andrews (SWFL), Adam Hauswirth (SWFL), Paul McGarry (PFNL), Zac Schurko (PFNL)
Reports: Nil
Ground: Rushton Park

Jace Cormack was one of the SWFL best players on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop photography.

Monday, 12 June 2017 – Landmark Regional Round

Seven matches will take place in regional WA this Saturday as part of the Landmark Country Championships revised format which is in its second year. This number is up from six matches last year.

2017 sees the return of the Goldfields Football League who should field a strong side in their return to the Championships since dropping out of the program in 2012.

Regional matches will all take place on Saturday 17 June with games being played in Coorow (NMFL v CWBFL), Merriden (EDFL v Goldfields) Manjimup (LSWFL v UGSFL), Gnowangerup (OFA v GSFL), Moora (CMCFL v Mortlock), Northam (Avon v GNFL) and Mandurah (Peel v SWFL).

WACFL General Manager Joe Georgiades was excited by the potential of the regional matches “2017 will be the second year of the Regional trial and we are hoping the excellent fixtures sees some exciting matches and big crowds over the weekend.

Players should all be well aware of the fixturing and if the current state squad is anything to go by, there should be some excellent players putting their hands up for rep footy in 2017.”

All competitions south of Carnarvon will break for the weekend with a number of Leagues also fielding sides at the Great Southern (Kulin) and Northern Regions (Wongan Hills) Colts Carnivals which has matches over Saturday and Sunday.

Following this, all matches head to the metropolitan area with five Colts to fight it out in Mandurah between the 6-8 July with Peel, Northern Regions and the South West taking out the last three Colts titles.

Seniors will play two shortened matches on Saturday 8 July in Perth, with finals to take place on Sunday. The South West proved it was possible to still make the finals despite losing their Regional Match to Peel last year. Peel was a dominant force in 2016, but interestingly, a number of their better players are now playing in the South West.

In a first, the WACFL also has plans afoot to host a female ‘Talent ID’ match for some of the best regional female players on Sunday 9 July. The match could prove a great stepping stone for females playing in the country to get on an AFLW team list.

Details of Perth matches will be released at a later date.

Saturday (17/06/2017)
DIVISION 2 (North) – North Midlands v Central Wheatbelt, 1.30pm, Coorow

DIVISION 2 (South) – Eastern Districts v Goldfields, 2.00pm, Merredin

DIVISION 2 (North) – Central Midlands Coastal v Mortlock, 2.30pm, Moora

DIVISION 2 (South) – Ongerup v Great Southern, 2.00pm, Gnowangerup

DIVISION 1 -Lower South West v Upper Great Southern, 2.00pm, Manjimup

DIVISION 1 – Avon v Great Northern, 4.00pm, Northam

DIVISION 1 – Peel v South West,  4.00pm, Rushton Park, Mandurah

*Courtesy of WACFL Website

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – Landmark League Squad Announced

The SWFL, initial League Squad has been announced for 2017, with players from every team a part of the squad, which is a sizable one, which will be trimmed prior to the first match, to be played on Saturday, 17 June 2017 at Rushton Park, Mandurah. The remaining fixtures will be played in Perth as part of a round-robin format on Saturday, 8 July 2017.

The 70 players ear-marked to be part of the final 27 man squad was chosen prior to the round six fixtures, which did have a few notable injuries.

Training will commence shortly.

Augusta Margaret River (4)
Ben Gerrans, Mitch Gerrans, Mitch Lynn, James Price

Bunbury (9)
Matthew Martin, Kyle Bassett, Kane Bumann, Blair Della Franca, Aiden Clarke, Harry Creasey, Brad Blake, Travis Justins, Asten Preedy

Busselton (6)
Jackson Arbon, Aiden Fraser, Dylan Patterson, Matt Welburn, Chris Puff, Bailey Sanford

Carey Park (5)
Ben Golowyn, Jamahl Mullholland, Jake Thurston, Chris McMillan, Jayden Wilson

Collie Eagles (11)
Travis Cleggett, Michael Florio, Jayce Fontana, Matt Michael, Perry Francis, Joel Houghton, Corey Griggs, Paul Rinder, Kyle Shanahan, Jebb Swallow, Teke Vernon

Donnybrook (6)
Shane Cristaldi, Jayden D’Vauz, Jacob Green, Kieran Hug, Sam Lowrie, Sean Lynch

Eaton Boomers (10)
Will Oelsnik, Jace Cormack, Josh Battaglia, Michael Battaglia, Kieran Butcher, Chris Atthowe, Nick Martin, Blake Piggott, Michael Russell, Jay Walton

Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (5)
Kristin Thornton, James Hawksley, Dylan Heasman, Jack Quinn, Tyson Wood

Harvey Bulls (4)
Brett Lofthouse, Brendon Jones, Darren Rumble, Dean Miller

South Bunbury (10)
Damon Bull, Mason Hislop, Matt Giacci, Brynn Francis, Jaxon Bell, Jon Meadmore, Brady London, Leigh Kohlmann, Kyle Hams, Michael Thompson

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 – Colts Squad Released

The SWFL Colts Landmark Squad has been released with players from all ten team represented in the initial 53 player squad.

The Landmark Carnival will be played on Thursday, 6 July 2017 and Friday, 7 July 2017, with the Grand Final to be played on Saturday 8 July 2017 , with all games scheduled for Rushton Park, Mandurah.

The first training session under the eyes of Coach David Lewis (0409 911 914) will take place at Leschenault Oval No. 6 on Thursday, 8 June 2017 at 6.00pm.  The final squad of 27 players will be announced at the end of June.

Augusta Margaret River (5)
Kyle Collard, Jacob Oakes, Cody Rodgers, Lachlan Trembath, Christopher White

Bunbury (7)
Jordan Falco, Patrick Farrant, Tobi Horton, Shaun King, Jackson Oliver, Jorrum Tucker, Xavier Williamson

Busselton (7)
Tayte Devenny, Isaac Haslam, Jed Kemp, James Powley, Billy Sukroo, Jordan Hayden, Travis Hills

Carey Park (3)
Conor Bastow, Tristan Ugle, Zane Verhaaf

Collie Eagles (6)
Cameron Davidson, Jack Davidson, Teale DeAngelis, Jesse Ramshaw, Liam Reuben, Blake Shanahan

Donnybrook (4)
Jacob Kendle, Dion Parker, Reece Ralston, Shaun Towers

Eaton Boomers (4)
Joseph Bertola, Jacob Ingham, Mitchell Kings, Jack Wharton

Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (5)
Dylan Heasman, Bailey Taylor, Kale Triplett, Jack Strand, Ben Roberts

Harvey Bulls (5)
Jaxon Egan, Lachlan Hernaman, Kyle Hickman, Jacob Pickett, Dylan Sellick

South Bunbury (7)
Ryan Bennell, Jordan Corbett, Sebastion Dixon, Hayden Krikke, Kade Wallrodt, Jay Wright, Jed Montgomerie