Tigers Ready To Roar In 2024

South Bunbury got within two points of making the grand final, after losing a thrilling second semi final to Busselton, and then lost to Carey Park in another thriller in the Preliminary Final, in a season that might have been.

The Tigers will be looking to go that little bit further in 2024, and play off in this years decider, with the majority of their players from 2023 still at the club.

Transfers in to the Tigers have been quiet, while the key out is Leigh Kohlmann who became just the seventh player in SWFL history to kick 100 goals, who has transferred to Swan Districts in the WAFL.  Meanwhile, Lachlan Riley, a South Bunbury product, returns after more than 50 League Games for Swan Districts in the WAFL.

The Tigers Coach Julian Burgess has never been one to take a backward step and will be pushing his troops again in 2024 for a big effort, which will see the red and whites as one of the teams to beat again this year.

The Tigers open their season this Sunday (21 April 2024) with a match against Dunsborough, which could be a danger game, with the recruits the Sharks have this year.  South Bunbury play four of their first five games against teams that finished in the bottom half of the ladder, with Augusta Margaret River in round two as their opening home game.  After a trip to Boyanup to play Donnybrook, the Tigers face Collie Eagles and Harvey Bulls before a tough stretch facing Busselton, Bunbury and Carey Park in a three week block.  They also face the same three teams at the end of the season, with Harvey Brunswick Leschenault to follow as the final game of the home and away season.

With this season being a twenty round season, the Tigers only play Eaton and Harvey Bulls once.

Jordan Vague will lead the Coaching ranks in the Reserves, after taking the club to the Grand Final in 2023, while Zak Atkinson will debut as the Colts Coach after being the runner last season.  Berend Kaaks remains as the Women’s coach for 2024.