Carey Park Win Thrilling Colts Premiership

It promised to be a great match, and the SWFL Colts Grand Final did not disappoint, with a multitude of lead changes, and scores were level four times, but it would be Carey Park who led when it mattered, winning by eight points over a gallant Busselton.

Busselton would start the best and kicked the only two goals in the opening quarter, and still held and eleven point lead at half time, but things opened up in the third quarter as both teams went goal for goal, with Brady Lenaghan kicking his third goal to bring the margin back to one point at the last change.

Both teams gave it their all in the final stanza, with the crowd at fever pitch with less than a goal the difference at the 22 minute mark of the final quarter ,when a late goal to the ‘Park’ put the result out of the reach of Busselton.

Carey Park last won the Colts flag in 2010 by six points, and in more recent times have struggled for numbers, with their rise back to prominence a great story in 2021.

Brady Lenaghan kicked four goals while Chayse Martinson kicked three to be the dominant forwards on the ground, while Gri ffin Hyde was awarded the Pike Medal as best player on the ground.

Carey Park  0.1-1  1.4-10  5.8-38  8.12-60
Busselton  2.0-12  3.3-21  6.3-39  8.4-52

Goals:  Carey Park  – Brady Lenaghan 4, Chayse Martinson 3, Lachlan Emmott 1.  Busselton – Brodie Macartney 2, Benjamin Taylor 2, Jack Barnes 1, Joshua Harris 1.
Best: Carey Park –  Griffin Hyde, Jude Harrop, Judd Churcher, Jai Miles, Jayden Collard, Lachlan Emmott.   Busselton – Jack Brockliss, Ky Spowart, Brodie Macartney, Reece Payne , Jude Mazzucchelli, Blake Cann
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Damien O’Donoghue, Aaron Andrews, Paul Davey
Pike Medal:  Griffin Hyde
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 4378

Grand Final Umpires Announced

The SWFL Umpires Association have tonight announced the Umpires for Sunday’s Grand Finals at Hands Memorial Oval, going with an experienced team, with only one debutant in the League Grand Final.

Field Umpire of the Year, Scott Jones will be joined by Greg Rolfe and Michael Hearne, all of whom will officiate in their fifth League Grand. The emergency umpire will be Cameron Edmonds.

Boundary Umpire of the Year, Matthew Harris will umpire his first League Grand Final on the Boundary and will be joined by highly experience Jarrad Andrews who will do his 11th consecutive League Grand Final, Zac Peachey his fourth and Cooper Anderton his second.

The Goal Umpire of the Year, Josh Daniels will officiate in his third decider, and will be joined by Jason Crowe, who will officiate in his 19th Grand Final, a SWFL Record.  Crowe announced it would be his last Grand Final.

The Reserve Match will see Kevin Hutchins, Vance Burton and Matthew Stewart as the three field umpires.  The Boundary Umpires will be Riley Hearne, Jack Connell and Braeden Burton, while Robbie Fay and Damian Cifelli  will wave the flags, with Daniel Ebert listed as the emergency and Brad Howe will be the emergency Goal Umpire.

The Colts Umpires consist of Aaron Andrews, Damien O’Donoghue and Paul Davey as the Field Umpries, Russell King, Emma Hutchins and Sylvain Smit will be the Boundary Umpires, while Robert Schmidt and Phil Hare will be the Goal Umpires, with Henry King the emergency umpire and Jacob Beamish the emergency Goal Umpire.

The SWFLUA also bestowed Life Membership on Aaron Andrews who earlier this season umpired his 250th League game.

League Grand Final Umpires 2021

Will It Be The Year Of The Hawk Or Magpie?

Augusta Margaret River and Busselton will play off in the 2021, Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Grand Final on Sunday, a historic match, as the two teams have never played in a League Grand Final before.

For Busselton, their last success was in 2015, while for the Hawks it was 2011, but the Southern Neighbours rivalry is renowned, and this makes for an exciting prospect on Sunday afternoon at Hands Oval.

There will be great match-ups all across the ground, with both teams having match winners across every line.

The Hawks have plenty of fire-power with Harry Taylor, Beau Morgan, Mitch Gerrans along with Cody and Jake Rodgers regular contributors, while Busselton have Liam Creighton and Aidan Fraser who never look like dropping a mark, and usually convert.

Defensively both teams are sound, with inspirational Hawks Captain Lincoln Adams leading the charges, while Ethan Bowman of Busselton is likely to get the job on Taylor.

Movement out of the middle will be key, with Hayward Medalist, Simon Moore one player Busselton can’t allow to get loose, with Nathan Arbon a likely candidate for that job.

The Rusk brigade of David Hill, Regan Smith and Max Paterson, will see the Hawks in good stead, while Busselton equally have Bronson Stallard, Austin Styles and Mitch Tenardi, making for an intriguing contest around the ground.

Regardless of ladder positions these matches are almost always close tight affairs and this one promises to be no

Busselton Magpies


The two teams never played each other in the Final Series, with the Hawks advancing straight to the Grand Final after defeating Bunbury in the Second Semi Final, while Busselton have had to do it the hard way, coming via the Elimination Final, defeating South Bunbury by 59 points, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in the First Semi Final by 17 points and Bunbury in the Preliminary Final by 41 points.

Only 7 teams have made the Grand Final prior to Sunday since the final five was brought into the competition in 1973, with only one (Harvey Brunswick Leschenault) successful in 2010.

Last 30 Matches – Busselton 17, Augusta Margaret River 13

Of the last 30 matches, 10 have been won by two goals or less,  with the Hawks winning average being 17.9 points, while when Busselton win, the average is 18.55.  This hints at a close Final of around three goals either way. with a blowout not on the cards, with the biggest winning margin in the last 15 years being 50 points.

31 July 2021 (Gloucester Park)
Augusta Margaret River 9.9.63 def Busselton 5.4.34

15 May 2021 (Sir Stewart Bovell Park)
Augusta Margaret River 10.7.67 def Busselton 8.12.60

25 July 2020 (Gloucester Park)
Busselton 14.6.90 def Augusta Margaret River 9.12.66

18 August 2019
Busselton 10.4 64 def Augusta Margaret River 7.11.53

2 June 2019
Augusta Margaret River 11.7.73 def Busselton 11.4 70

11 August 2018
Augusta Margaret River 10.4.64 def Busselton 5.2.32

2 June 2018
Augusta Margaret River 10.11.71 def Busselton 8.5.53

22 July 2017
Augusta Margaret River 4.10.34 def Busselton 5.2.32

6 May 2017
Augusta Margaret River 10.3.63 def Busselton 8.8.56

27 August 2016
Augusta Margaret River 6.11.47 def Busselton 2.5.17

11 June 2016
Busselton 8.7.55 def Augusta Margaret River 5.13.43

30 June 2015 – Gloucester Park
Busselton 8.11.55 def Augusta Margaret River 2.7.19

18 April 2015 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park
Busselton 12.14.86 def Augusta Margaret River 9.9.63

30 August 2014
Busselton 14.11.95 def Augusta Margaret River 5.5.35

18 April 2014
Busselton 12.4.86 def Augusta Margaret River 9.9.63

17 August 2013
Augusta Margaret River 8.10.58 def Busselton 6.4.40

01 June 2013
Busselton 9.7.61 def Augusta Margaret River 5.10.53

7 July 2012
Busselton 10.10.70 def Augusta Margaret River 9.11.65

26 April 2012
Busselton 12.11.83 def Augusta Margaret River 8.10.58

9 July 2011
Busselton 17.6.108 def Augusta Margaret River 10.13.73

7 May 2011
Busselton 13.5.83 def Augusta Margaret River 12.7.79

8 August 2010
Augusta Margaret River 16.12.108 def Busselton 10.11.71

23 May 2010
Busselton 11.13.79 def Augusta Margaret River 11.10.76

21 June  2009
Augusta Margaret River 17.8.110 def Busselton 10.4.64

19 April 2009
Busselton 19.12.126 def Augusta Margaret River 14.6.90

19 July 2008
Busselton 12.12.84 def Augusta Margaret River 8.5.53

11 May 2008
Augusta Margaret River 13.6.84 def Busselton 12.11.83

12 August 2007
Busselton 9.10.64 def Augusta Margaret River 5.14.44

2 June 2007
Augusta Margaret River 9.8.62 def Busselton 7.7.49

5 April 2007
Busselton 9.16.70 def Augusta Margaret River 7.1.43


Busselton And Bunbury Face Off In Reserves Decider

Bunbury will be looking for some silverware in the Reserves Grand Final, something they haven’t been in for a long time, but they will need to get over Busselton to do so.

Bunbury last played in a Grand Final in 2007, and it was 2005 since they last tasted success in the Reserves

Busselton Magpies

competition, while in that time Busselton have played in just three Grand Finals, losing all of them, so success for both clubs on Sunday afternoon will be savoured.

Head to Head in 2021, sees Busselton ahead by two wins to one, with the 35 point win in the Qualifying Final being the most recent meeting, with Bunbury held to just one goal.  Bunbury subsequently won through with wins over South Bunbury in the First Semi Final and the Preliminary Final over minor premiers Harvey Brunswick Leschenault.

For Bunbury to win they will need to stop two players, William Mackay and Beau Chinnery, who topped the Goal Kicking leaderboard in 2021, kicking 81 goals between the in home and away fixtures.

For Busselton, they will need to curb the midfield dominance of Aaron Mills, along with forward Mackenna Taylor and Michael McMillan.

The match starts at 11.50am

Round 3 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park
Bunbury 11.13.79 def Busselton 7.7.49

Round 12 – PC Payne Park
Busselton 3.10.28 def Bunbury 3.9.27

Qualifying Final – PC Payne Park
Busselton 6.11.47 def Bunbury 1.6.12

Colts Grand Final One Not To Miss

Carey Park will take on Busselton in the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company Colts Grand Final on Sunday, which promises to be a great start to Grand Final day.

Carey Park last made a Colts Grand Final in 2010 when they defeated Eaton Boomers by six points, but in more

Carey Park Panthers

recent years they have been towards the bottom of the table, with their last appearance in a finals series being in 2015, when they were bundled out in the Elimination Final by Busselton.

Busselton conversely are the defending premiers and have been in two of the last three Grand Finals and in every Finals series since 2009.

Carey Park advanced to the Grand Final after beating Bunbury in the Qualifying Final by three points, and Busselton in the Second Semi Final by 17 points, while Busselton after that loss accounted for Augusta Margaret River by 49 points in the Preliminary Final.

Both teams have plenty of fire power up forward, with highly skillful players across all lines, making this an exciting

Busselton Magpies

contest to start Grand Final day.

Round 8 – Kelly Park
Busselton 12.15.87 def Carey Park 4.3.27

Round 17 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park
Carey Park 10.3.63 def Busselton 9.7.61

Second Semi Final – PC Payne Park
Carey Park 8.14.62 def Busselton 6.9.45