Womens News

2023 Bunbury Women Breakthrough!

Bunbury have won their third Women’s Premiership in the SWFL, when they took out a thrilling Optus Grand Final at Kelly Park, before a record crowd.

The defending Premiers Busselton got off to a great start, kicking the opening two goals of the match through Katie-Jayne Grieve and Havana Milner.

The Bulldogs fought back in the second term with two goals of their own, with Mary Burke and Nakia Jilley kicking truly, putting the Bulldogs four points in front at half time.

The third term was a tough, uncompromising contest, with some very heavy tackles and end to end play, which eventually saw Busselton Coach, Rennie Meadmore goal, putting the Magpies back in front.

Daisy Rigby sent the Bunbury fans into raptures when she goaled, putting the Bulldogs a goal in front with four minutes remaining. Busselton weren’t done with and attacked relentlessly in final minutes, with the ball ten metres out from the Busselton goal when the siren sounded.

It was an epic contest with the Optus Medal going to Ruby Mahony who was adjudged best on ground.

Bunbury             3.7.25
Busselton           3.1.19
Goals: Mary Burke 1, Nakia Jilley 1, Daisy Rigby 1.
Best: Ruby Mahony, Kloe Bassett, Libby Klopper, Abby Gellard, Indiana West, Michelle Oliver.