2016 Hall of Fame & Presentation Dinner - Saturday 30th July 2016 - South Bunbury ...

2016 Hall of Fame & Presentation Dinner - Saturday 30th July 2016 - South Bunbury ...
2016 Hall of Fame
Presentation Dinner
  Saturday 30th July 2016
2016 Hall of Fame & Presentation Dinner - Saturday 30th July 2016 - South Bunbury ...
 South Bunbury Football Club
   Hall of Fame Inductees
          Ron Buswell
          Bruce Crabb
         Ronald Davies
         John Depiazzi
        Robert Farquhar
          Syd Jackson
            Peter Old
        Clarence Parker
         Iver Robertson
           John Scott
        Wayne Watterson
•   Canapés and drinks on arrival
•   Guests move into the Sav Davies Lounge

•   Introduction by Master of Ceremonies - Tom Bottrell
•   Welcome to Country
•   Advance Australia Fair
•   Welcome Address - Les Holmes S.B.F.C President
•   Recognition and Presentation to past S.B.F.C winners
    of the BFA ‘Most Popular Girl’ Competition

    Main Course
•   Recognition and Presentation to S.B.F.C Hall of Fame
•   Recognition and Presentation to S.B.F.C Club Legends

•   Fellowship
             Canapés on Arrival
Pumpkin & Goat’s Cheese Tartlets with Beetroot Jam
  Lamb Kofta Sticks with Mint Yoghurt Dressing
           Char Sui Pork Spring Rolls
           Chicken & Fetta Filo Puffs

                 Main Course
                  Alternate Drop
            Slow Roasted Lamb Rump
     with Garlic & Herb Mash, Greens, Port Jus
              Grilled Chicken Breast
         with Creamy Prosciutto Stuffing
   Potato Dauphinoise, Greens, Creamy Veloute

       A selection of sweets & cheeseboard
It is my great honour to welcome you to the       completing paperwork, it has been a gigantic
South Bunbury Football Club’s inaugural           undertaking by the Hall of Fame selection
Hall of Fame induction.                           committee and they should be congratulated
                                                  on the excellent job that has been completed.
As most of you know, South Bunbury Football
Club played its first game in 1897 and since      It is envisaged that there will be another
then, many famous men and women have              induction into the Hall of Fame in another
played their part in making this club the         two years, and a further induction five years
success story that has evolved today.             later.
The Hall of Fame will recognise and pay           In a year when we aim for our forty fifth
tribute to some of these great contributors       league premiership, I thank you for your
who have had a significant impact on this         attendance here tonight and invite you all to
club and beyond. All have contributed             enjoy our fellowship and hospitality, while
substantially to South Bunbury Football Club      we acknowledge the achievements of some
and some have gone on to achieve success at       very special people who have made a major
higher levels; having learnt their trade at our   contribution to this great club, and to football
famous club.                                      in general.
To select the very best of the many thousands     Enjoy the evening,
of players, coaches and administrators who
have worn the famous red and white, coached
                                                  Les Holmes
and instilled that South Bunbury Tiger spirit
into their charges, or toiled for countless       President
hours raising funds, recruiting players and       South Bunbury Football Club
In 1949, he played 3 games for Swan Districts,
                                                    polling 3 Sandover Medal votes in the first 2
                                                    games and 2 votes in the 3rd game, earning 8
                                                    votes out of a possible 9 votes.

                                                    In 1950, Ron played in the Bunbury
                                                    Association’s Combined Side against South
                                                    Melbourne and won the Player of the Match

                                                    After retiring from playing, Ron still continued
                                                    his involvement with the club. He coached the
                                                    U18 side for a short period of time, was on the
                                                    Committee of Management for 3 years and
                                                    was a member of the Popular Girl Committee
RON BUSWELL                                         for Dawn Loton - nee Dillon.

“Ronnie” Buswell was born in Bunbury on             In 1962, Ron Buswell was honoured with Life
the 23rd January, 1924. He attended Bunbury         Membership to SBFC. Ron is referred to by
Primary School and Bunbury Senior High              Alan Carter, in his book “The South Saga”
School.                                             as “perhaps the best rover to don a South
                                                    Bunbury guernsey”.
Ron had a remarkable career in several
sports: football, boxing, cycling, trotting, surf   Ron’s daughter reports that his most
life saving, voluntary fire brigade and soap        memorable moment at the SBFC was winning
box derby car racing.                               the 1953 Club Fairest & Best Award and being
                                                    a member of the winning Premiership Teams.
Ron began his football career in 1939, playing
with the Police Boys Club. His League career        Ron Buswell had notable success in sports
began in 1946, retiring in 1962.                    other than football:
In all, he played a total of 301 League games,      • He won several boxing titles, including
including 15 Carnival and Legacy games. Ron             2 Championship Belts. He retired from
captained the club in 1954 and 1960 and was             boxing with both titles, owing to the fact
the SBFC League Fairest & Best in 1953.                 that he could not get any opponents in his
He played in 13 Grand Finals and was a                  weight division to challenge him.
member of the winning side 9 times.                 • He was Soap Box Derby State Champion
He also coached the League team in 1960                 at 14 years of age. He successfully
and was selected in the SBFC Team of the                defended his State Title on 7 consecutive
Century. On the field, Ron was noted for                occasions.
assisting and protecting young players.             • He was heavily involved in trotting
                                                        training and driving during his football
Throughout his football career, Ron only                playing days. After retiring from football
played for 1 club; South Bunbury. He had offers         playing, he took up driving and training
to play for WAFL clubs and South Melbourne              trotters “full time”. He trained and drove
(VFL), but these offers were declined.                  many trotters which won in Perth.
Bruce played in 4 winning Premiership Teams,
                                                  captaining the winning sides in 1980 and 1981.
                                                  Bruce retired as a player at the end of the
                                                  1982 season.

                                                  Bruce is clearly recognised as one of the best
                                                  rovers to ever don the red and white South
                                                  Bunbury jumper. He was selected to be a
                                                  member of the SBFC Team of the Century.
                                                  For his services to the South Bunbury Football
BRUCE CRABB                                       Club, Bruce was made a Life Member in 1982.

Bruce was born in Bunbury on the15th March,       Bruce continued his football involvement after
1952. He attended South Bunbury Primary           retirement through being the Junior Skills
School and Newton Moore Senior High               Coach for SBFC from 1983 through to 1990
School. After finishing high school, Bruce        and coaching Marist U10s and U12s.
completed an appenticeship as an instrument
fitter.                                           After retiring from football, Bruce spent much
                                                  of his time following the sporting careers of
Bruce began his junior football with the Hay      his sons, Jaxon (a talented footballer who
Nippers in 1963. His junior career with South     played for the West Coast Eagles and won
Bunbury began with U12s. From U12s he             the 2005 Sandover Medal) and Jaymon (a
progressed through U14s and U16s.                 professional tennis player who has coached
                                                  Lleyton Hewitt).
Bruce had a distinguished career as a League
footballer for South Bunbury. He played a total   Bruce thoroughly enjoyed his playing time
of 252 League games; kicking a total of 333       with South Bunbury and still regularly has
goals.                                            positive flashbacks about “the good old days”
In addition, Bruce represented the SWFL in        with the club.
Country Carnivals, Legacy games, and Inter
Association Fixtures for a total of 21 games.     Bruce tells the story that as captain of the
                                                  1980 Grand Final Team he played the song
Bruce was League Captain in 1977, 1978,           “MacArthur’s Park” to inspire the boys.
1980 and 1981.                                    He states that you have to listen to the
He won the League Teams Fairest & Best 3          lyrics to understand why. The team won the
times, in 1970, 1974 and 1975, and was also       Premiership by 91 points and Bruce, to this
Runner-up Fairest & Best on 3 other occasions.    day, still believes the song contributed to the
He was the club’s leading goal kicker in 1976,    win. During the celebrations, almost every
1977 and 1981.                                    player asked “What the hell did we listen to
                                                  that for?”.
“Sav” was President of SBFC in 1949, 1951
                                                through to 1954, and Club Secretary in 1938,
                                                and 1961 through to 1963.

                                                In 1976, he was an inaugural Club Director
                                                and in the same year became SBFC Trustee.
                                                “Sav” was honoured with Life Membership
                                                of SBFC in 1947.
                                                In addition to being the SBFC Delegate to
Ronald “Sav” Davies was born on the 27th        the B.F.A and the SWFL, “Sav” continued
April, 1915, in Bunbury.                        his involvement at Association level through
He attended South Bunbury Primary School        being a member of the Legacy Game
and Bunbury Senior High School.                 Committee for 12 years and an Association
                                                Delegate for many years.
“Sav” started his Junior career with SBFC in
1929, at the age of 14 years.                   He was made a Life Member of the SWFL
                                                in 1966 and assisted the Association by
“Sav” was associated with the club for          helping out with organisational aspects of
46 years as a player, junior coach and          the Hayward Medal.
                                                On October 23rd, 1975, Ronald “Sav” Davies
He began his League career with South           was guest of honour at the opening of the
Bunbury in 1932 and played through to 1946      new extensions to the SBFC clubrooms.
when he received a career ending knee injury.   Amid scenes of enthusiastic applause and
In 1948, he coached South Bunbury Juniors       emotional displays, the newly completed
to an undefeated premiership.                   extension was named the ‘R.E. “Sav” Davies
                                                Lounge’. This was a fitting tribute to a man
As an administrator, “Sav” Davies was highly    who had accomplished so much for the club,
valued and respected, both at Club and          both as a player and as an administrative
Association levels. Between 1932 and 1947,      official.
he served for 15 consecutive years on the
SBFC Committee of Management, mainly as         “Sav” Davies was also made a Life Member
the Vice President and the SBFC Delegate to     of the South Bunbury Cricket Club and the
the Association.                                Torch Bearers of Legacy.
He continued his role as Delegate to the
Association through to 1972.                    In 1949, he received the Volunteer Fire
                                                Brigade’s Long Service Award.

John was born in Bunbury on the 25th             1969. In 1972 he was voted Fairest & Best in
February, 1937. John completed all of his        the SWFL Country Carnival Grand Final win.
education in Bunbury and had a successful        He coached the SWFL Country Carnival side
junior career with the South Bunbury Football    in 1982.
Club. He was affectionately known as “Dupa”.
                                                 John was selected in the SBFC Team of the
“Dupa” had a very distinguished playing          Century.
career for the SBFC which began in 1956
and concluded in 1973; playing a total of 206    John had 2 years away from the SBFC.
League games. In all, he played in 5 winning     In 1964 he played in the South Australian
League Premierships. In 1972 “Dupa” was          National Football League and in 1970 he
both Captain and Coach of the South Bunbury      was Captain and Coach of the Donnybrook
League Team. John Depiazzi’s success at          Football Club.
South Bunbury included 2 League Team
Fairest & Best Awards, 1963 and 1967, as well    John served on the SBFC Gymnasium
as League Team Coach for 5 seasons, initially    Committee in 1988 and in 1989 he joined the
in 1972 and again taking up the position from    club’s Board of Management.
1980 through to 1983. This included being
SWFL Premiership Coach in 1980 and 1981.         “Dupa” was awarded Life Membership for his
John coached the South Bunbury Reserves          outstanding service to the SBFC in 1977.
Team for 5 seasons in 1968, 1969 and 1976
through to 1978.                                 The club’s gymnasium is named in his honour.

He was a Team Selector for 10 seasons.           “Dupa” is clearly recognised as one of the
                                                 best defensive players to have played in the
John had a very successful career playing with   SWFL.
the SWFL in several Country Carnivals and
captaining the SWFL Country Carnival side in
Bob was the first player to win two Hayward
                                                  medals, being the SWFL Fairest & Best player
                                                  in 1955 and 1959. He was also the winner
                                                  of other Association Awards including the
                                                  Bunbury Press Award (1955) and the Sunday
ROBERT FARQUHAR                                   Times Award (1959).
                                                  In addition to winning two Hayward medals,
Robert “Bob” Farquhar was born in Bunbury         Bob was runner up in the medal count on
on the 25th January, 1927.                        three occasions.
Bob attended South Bunbury Primary School,
Our Lady of Mt Carmel School (Mullewa),           Bob played for West Perth in the WAFL, where
Mullewa District High School, and Bunbury         it was reported that he rucked competitively
Senior High School.                               against the best ruckmen in the WAFL.

Bob was employed as a fitter and turner before    Bob coached SBFC Juniors for over a decade.
becoming South West Manager of MLC.               Craig Cahill, a former SBFC President stated
                                                  “Bob Farquhar kept his ties with football after
Bob played his junior football with Police Boys   retiring from SBFC League. Bob was my first
before playing his first league game for South    U10’s coach and he put his heart and soul into it”.
Bunbury in 1946. Bob never played a reserves
game, and never missed a league game              The story behind the nickname “Hungry Bob”
through injury. He also had the distinction of    is worth mentioning. Bob chewed gum when
playing in every Carnival and Association side    he played football and when he went up for a
selected during his 14 year playing career. Bob   high mark, a spectator in the crowd yelled out
played over 230 games for South Bunbury.          “Hungry Bob!” If he didn’t mark the ball, he’d
                                                  swallow the gum.
Bob had a very distinguished playing career
with South Bunbury from 1946 to 1959.             In an article in 1959, the South Western
During this time Bob played in 13 Premierships    Times referred to Bob as a clean player, and a
for SBFC, with SBFC being Premiers 9 times,       gentleman of football.
and runners-up 4 times.                           “One of the best footballers ever seen in this area
He was Captain of the winning 1957                and a gentleman on and off the field. Farquhar,
Premiership side and was also selected in the     who is 6ft tall and weighs more than 14st, is
SBFC Team of the Century.                         known as the South West League’s “gentleman of
East Perth, kicked 78 goals and was the club’s
                                                       Runner-up Fairest and Best in 1964 and 1965.
                                                       He was named in East Perth’s “Team of the
                                                       Century 1945-2005” and represented WA
                                                       against SA in 1967. In 1963, Syd tied for the
                                                       WAFL Sandover Medal, but was ineligible due to

                                                       Syd Jackson signed with Carlton in time for the
                                                       1968 season, but his playing career with Carlton
                                                       was delayed by 12 months because the WANFL
                                                       Clearance Board refused to endorse the move.
                                                       Syd went on to play 8 seasons from 1969 through
                                                       to 1976 - with the Carlton side, notching up a
                                                       total of 136 games and kicking 165 goals. During
SYD JACKSON                                            his time with Carlton, Syd played in 2 winning
                                                       Premiership Teams - 1970 and 1972.
Sydney Jackson was born in Leonora on the 1st          He contributed well in both Premiership wins.
July, 1944. His primary school days were spent         In 1969 he was awarded Best Carlton First Year
at Roelands Mission before attending Bunbury           Player, in 1974 he was Runner-up Club Fairest &
Senior High School.                                    Best and in 1975 awarded Best Clubman.
                                                       In 2006, Syd was inducted into the Carlton FC
Syd played junior football for South Bunbury           Hall of Fame.
U18s as a 16 year old and made his League debut
for South Bunbury in 1961. By the age of 18, Syd       Syd finished his playing career with Glenelg in the
had won 2 Hayward Medals as the best player in         SANFL in 1977. He played 13 games for them.
the SWFL for 1961 and 1962. In 1961, he also
won the SBFC Fairest & Best Award.                     Time did not diminish Syd’s standing within the
                                                       game. In 2015, Carlton launched the Syd Jackson
In an interview when he was inducted into the          Scholarship, which aims to accelerate economic
WA Football Hall of Fame (July 2015) Syd is            freedom, employment and wellbeing for young
quoted; “The greatest possible influence in my early   indigneous Australians. Each year the recipient
life was Dr Ern Manea, the then President of the       of the scholarship will benefit from mentoring
South Bunbury Football Club and three time mayor       sessions with Syd, current Carlton players and
of Bunbury. He took me into his home and treated me    other Outback Academy mentors.
like a son. He also did much to mould and promote
my football career.”                                   Syd also played a major role in planning and
                                                       delivering Carlton FCs first ever Reconciliation
Syd was selected in the SWFL Team of 50 Years,         Plan.
and SBFC Team of the Century.
Steered to East Perth in 1963, Syd Jackson             In 2005, Syd was named in the AFL Indigenous
became an overnight sensation. Playing in the          Team of the Century.
centre, his uncanny ball handling skills and
brilliant kicking with both feet attracted much        In June 2016, Syd Jackson was named in the AFL
favourable comment. Syd played 104 games for           Indigenous Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career with South Bunbury,
PETER OLD                                        he has given a great amount of time in “off
                                                 field roles” that includes Assistant Coach of
Peter was born in Streaky Bay (SA) on the 2nd    South Bunbury Junior Teams (1994 to 2002)
July, 1959. On arriving in WA, he attended       and a variety of mentoring roles throughout
Rangeway Primary School in Geraldton. His        the SBFC Football Department (2002 to
secondary schooling was at Bunbury Senior        2014).
High School.
                                                 At Association level, Peter also had a
Peter’s junior football career began at West     very decorated career winning the SWFL
Whyalla (SA) U10s. Next was Brigades U12s        Hayward Medal and Pike Medal in 1984,
(Geraldton) followed by South Bunbury U14s       being selected in the SWFL Team of 50
to Colts and then to Swan Districts Colts.       Years (1957 - 2007) and being selected in the
                                                 WA Country Week All Stars Team (2014).
In 1976, he began his League career with         In 2015, he was an inaugural inductee into
South Bunbury, being part of the winning         SWFL Hall of Fame.
Premiership Team as a young 17 year old.
In all, Peter played a total of 251 league       Peter represented the SWFL at 8 Country
games for South Bunbury between 1976 and         Carnivals and was selected in the Country
1991. He also played 42 league games for         All Stars Team on 5 occasions, captaining the
Swan Districts in 1987 and 1988.                 team in 1984 and 1985.

At Club level, Peter won 6 Club Fairest & Best   Peter’s earliest memory with SBFC was
Awards, played in 6 winning Premiership          playing U14s in the wind and rain at Hay
Teams including being Captain and Coach in       Park.
1989, was selceted in the SBFC “Team of the
Century” and in 2008 was named as a Club         His most memorable experiences at SBFC
Icon. He was League Captain and Coach for        revolve around the cameraderie and
3 years.                                         friendships made, and playing in winning
                                                 Premiership Teams, particularly the 1976
In 1993, he was made a Life Member of SBFC.      Premiership, playing as a 17 year old.

Clarence Parker was born in Bunbury on the        A book on the club’s history, “The South Saga”
13th September, 1907. Clarence was effectively    refers to “Miri” as one of the greatest players
known as “Miri”, being derived by SBFC            to don a red and white guernsey and that
supporters who dubbed him as a “miracle”          his name is still frequently mentioned in this
footballer.                                       regard when football conversations turn to
                                                  champions of the past.
Clarence attended Bunbury Central School
and Bunbury Senior High School.                   At the 60th SBFC Anniversary Celebrations,
                                                  members voted “Miri” Parker as the all time
He started his SBFC career playing juniors in     greatest player in the first 60 years of the club.
1921 and played his first senior game for South   Clarence Parker was honoured with Life
Bunbury on the 6th of July, 1929.                 Membership to the SBFC in 1946.

“Miri” is remembered as one of the best ever      At the conclusion of his playing days, “Miri”
Australian Rules Football Captain & Coach         continued to attend the weekly games for the
the game has seen; his record of achievement      remainder of his years. It is remembered by
confirms this. Clarence Captained and             many, how the present coaches would ask him
Coached South Bunbury from 1930 through to        to give them advice on team play and positions.
1940, winning Premierships in 1931 and from       He enjoyed going into the rooms at halftime.
1933 through to 1937. He was Captain and
Coach to Runner-up Premiers in 1938, 1939         A snippet from the past tells that one day in
and 1940; a total of 9 Grand Finals in 12 years   a game of football, “Miri” and Iver Robertson
as Captain and Coach.                             were standing on the field when a Railways
Football was suspended during World War II,       player ran up to “Miri” and said, “I have just
but he returned to the captain and coach role     come out of hospital and I am not feeling well”.
in 1946. “Miri” played a few games for Subiaco,   “Miri” replied, “And that is where you’re bloody
but returned to Bunbury due to the sickness of    going back to.”
his father.
the League Team from 1953 through
                                                  to 1956, winning 3 Premierships, and
                                                  coached again in 1964 and 1965. Iver
                                                  played a total of 16 games for Subiaco;
                                                  8 prior to World War II, and 8 games
                                                  afterwards. In the 8 games after World War II,
                                                  Iver polled 8 Sandover Medal votes.

                                                  Iver had a successful career at Association
                                                  level, winning the Hayward Medal in 1947
                                                  and representing the Bunbury Football
                                                  Association in games against Carlton,
                                                  Collingwood and Subiaco.
                                                  Iver was made a Life Member of SBFC in
Iver, affectionately known as “Robbie”, was       1955, which was a fitting recognition for a
born in Bunbury on the 11th of February,          club stalwart who not only spent many hours
1920.                                             on the field as a player and coach, but also
He attended Bunbury Primary School and            served on the Committee with distinction.
Bunbury Senior High School.
                                                  Iver was also a well regarded cricketer, having
Iver’s football career started when he was 14     started up the South Bunbury Cricket Team
years of age with the Bunbury Senior High         in 1946 with the assistance of “Sav” Davies.
School team. Practice and training was at the     Iver opened the bowling for the Country
old Bunbury Recreational Ground.                  Eleven Cricket Team at State Country Level.
Robbie recalls how “Miri” Parker used to
come down and watch the boys train at the         Iver’s earliest memory of the SBFC was in
“Rec”. “Miri” invited Iver and two of his         1936 as a 16 year old when South Bunbury
mates to come to Souths Oval and join in          was playing Railways at the “Rec”. The
their training.                                   Sergeant of Police, Sergeant Sonter, lined up
Iver played Juniors for South Bunbury for         with both teams and said “Right you blokes, the
2 years, and in 1936, at the age of 16, was       first one who fights, I am gonna put you in jail!”.
selected in the Senior Team; and so began his     “Robbie” went to “Miri” Parker and said in
league career with the SBFC.                      distress, “I don’t want to go to jail”.
                                                  “Miri” replied “You’re not going to jail! Get over
Iver played for SBFC from 1936 to 1939,           there and stir that player up.”
before joining the Army for World War II.
He played in the Army’s 2nd 11th football side.   Iver’s most memorable experiences at the
At the age of 26, in 1946, he rejoined South      SBFC were playing with and coaching South
Bunbury and played up until 1953.                 Bunbury, all the fellowship and great mates
                                                  that he met and played with, and being
Iver was Captain and Coach of South               associated with such a great club throughout
Bunbury in 1947 and 1948. He coached              his time in Bunbury.
Association level, John oversaw the process of
                                                    getting SBFC readmitted into the Association.
                                                    In the same year, he was responsible for getting
                                                    SBFC home games to be played at Hands Oval.

                                                    Again in 1933, John played a major role in getting
                                                    SBFC reaffiliated with the Bunbury Football
                                                    Association after the club’s disqualification from
                                                    the Association. At the same time, John was
                                                    acknowledged for the enthusiastic and positive
                                                    role he played in getting interest back into football
                                                    in Bunbury.

                                                    During World War II, John attended to the
                                                    SBFC affairs so that the club was in a position to
                                                    recommence after the war had ended.
                                                    John was Chairman of the club’s Selection
John “Scotty” Scott was born in Stratham and        Committee for many years. During his 24 years
attended Elgin school. He was also known as         as Club President, the SBFC won 11 League
Jack.                                               Premierships (no games were played during 1941
                                                    to 1945).
John never played football as a main sport, but
will go down in the Club’s history as the longest   During his time, John always said the best
serving main administrator. He served a total of    footballer he ever saw was Iver Robertson.
24 years as Club President, from 1918 to 1925 (8
years) and again from 1931 through to 1946 (16      As recognition for his great service to the club,
years).                                             Life Membership was bestowed on Jack C. Scott
                                                    at the conclusion of the 1927 season.
John was known as a very fair and innovative
President, who displayed great foresight into       1927 saw a double accolade bestowed to John.
the future of Bunbury football. He promoted         He was made a Life Member of the Bunbury
local Bunbury football at Club, Association and     Football Association in a well deserved
Regional levels.                                    Presentation Ceremony.

John was very appreciative of, and responsive to    John’s daughter reports that “He was a die-hard,
the club’s volunteer workers.                       one eyed, South Bunbury supporter. While he saw
                                                    many wins during his days with the Souths, he never
Football stopped in Bunbury during 1914 to 1917     saw them lose. If they were behind at three quarter
due to World War I. John was President when         time he would ‘have to go home to milk the cows!!’
football recommenced on July 13th, 1918, with       He proudly said he never saw a loss.”
Bunbury (7.11) defeating South Bunbury (4.7).
                                                    John’s duties as President within the club varied
John was Club President when the new hall was       tremendously. Many a daughter of the South
built in 1922.                                      Bunbury boys who were away serving their
                                                    country during the war were “given away” at their
In 1925 when SBFC disbanded due to issues at        wedding by John and he was very proud to do so.
He was an Assistant Coach to the league side as
                                                    well as an Assistant Coach to the colts side.

                                                    From 2000 through to 2013, “Watto” was
                                                    the club’s off-season (October to February)
                                                    Developement Coach, giving up many hours of
                                                    his personal time to coach and mentor young
                                                    developing players. To this day, “Watto” still
                                                    goes to both junior and senior training sessions
                                                    to mentor and carry out specific skills coaching
                                                    sessions at the request of club coaches.

                                                    In 1999 and 2013, he was awarded the club’s
                                                    prestigious Crabb Medal for the SBFC Clubman
                                                    of the Year.
WAYNE WATTERSON                                     Wayne also had a very successful career
                                                    representing the SWFL on 12 occasions and in
Born in Bunbury on the 26th of July, 1955, Wayne    1986, was selected in the WA Country All Stars
“Watto” Watterson attended Embleton Primary         team that played in Adelaide.
School, Scarborough High School and W.A.I.T.
                                                    “Watto” was awarded Life Membership of SBFC
He played his junior football with Embleton (up     in 2004.
to age 14) and Scarborough (to age 18).
“Watto” played his early senior football in the     In 1999, he was recognised with an AFL
country. In 1977, playing for Bruce Rock he won     Draftee Development Award for the support
the Eastern Districts Association Fairest & Best    and mentoring he provided to Adam Hunter in
Award; the Miller Medal.                            Adam’s progress to being drafted to the West
In 1978, he played for Busselton, winning the       Coast Eagles.
South West Football League Fairest & Best
Award; the Hayward Medal.                           Wayne’s earliest memory of SBFC was being
                                                    recruited by Kevin Erbe during the 1978
Wayne joined South Bunbury Football Club in         season with Busselton, and the professionalism
1979, and retired in 1986, notching up a total of   and support he received from the club’s
125 games for the Tigers.                           administration during his early years at SBFC.

During his playing career with SBFC, “Watto”        His most memorable club incident was a
was Runner-up Fairest & Best on two occasions.      preseason camp at Tone River (Manjimup) when
He played in four winning Grand Finals for South    the coach, Gerard McNeill, sent the players off
Bunbury - 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1985.                on a 2km run. Unfortunately most of the players
“Watto” was selected in the SBFC “Team of the       missed the turn and 5 hours later they were still
Century”.                                           searching for some of the “lost” players.

Once retired as a player, “Watto” continued to      It is true what club supporters say:
be heavily involved in the club’s development       “Watto” eats, sleeps and drinks SBFC”.
J Barrett                1908   F Cridland                   1926
J Scott                  1927   G Pickersgill                1928
A J Buswell              1929   Jim F Milligan               1933
C H Rodwell              1934   William J Beer               1936
George C Beer            1937   Aubrey Delaporte             1939
Clarrie W Parker         1946   Ronald E (Sav) Davies        1947
C J Buswell              1948   Jim A Thompson               1950
Harry G Dean             1951   Sylvester F Buswell          1952
Arthur C Upson           1953   Mrs G W Green                1954
Iver M Robertson         1955   Roy Hancock                  1956
K E Hancock              1957   John E Bourke                1958
Mrs E J Scott            1958   Reg S Millar                 1959
Sidney G Rodwell         1959   W (Jack) Gibson              1960
Mrs I M Gibson           1960   Fred L Hastie                1961
Dr Ernest C Manea        1961   Ron W Buswell                1962
Sidney W Hislop          1962   Mrs Betty Constantine        1963
Arthur (Snowy) Buswell   1964   Fred G Buswell               1965
Lance P Hislop           1969   William (Bill) Constantine   1970
Neville W Gibson         1971   Sidney Armstrong             1971
Ray V Buswell         1973   Len E Pass                1977
E J (John) Depiazzi   1977   R N C (Neville) Eastman   1978
Alan E Carter         1979   Brian P Cunningham        1980
Michael J Maguire     1980   Robert C Hannah           1981
Jack Hosking          1981   Phil G Jones              1982
Bruce Crabb           1982   Colin F Buswell           1984
Ray Rendell           1985   Barney J McNally          1986
D I (Ian) Cahill      1987   Arthur Buswell            1989
Gary R Wilson         1991   Peter Old                 1992
Trevor House          1993   Mrs Gaye A Wilson         1994
Colin Murphy          1996   Barry Rewell (Snr)        1997
Stephen Culph         1998   Rob Crain                 1999
Trevor Rose           2001   John Buswell              2001
Darryn Wilson         2003   Wayne Watterson           2004
Craig Cahill          2004   Wayne Mould               2006
Bernie Andrews        2006   Mrs Sandra Cahill         2007
Rodney Steele         2008   Mrs Janice Buswell        2008
Mrs Sue Rose          2009   Graeme McGee              2010
Mark Harris           2012   Andrew Smith              2012
Ralph McColl          2013   Sheree McGee              2014
Max McGee             2014
      1897      J W Hackett   A J Ewart
      1898      W M Brown     A F Spencer
      1899      W M Brown     A F Spencer
      1900      W M Brown     A F Spencer
      1901      W M Brown     A F Spencer
      1902      C E Spencer   M J McInerney
      1903      C E Spencer   J J Barrett
      1904      C E Spencer   C Smith
      1905      C E Spencer   J J Barrett
      1906      C E Spencer   J J Barrett
      1907      C E Spencer   J J Barrett
      1908      C E Spencer   H Stokes
      1909      A F Spencer   C S Kruger
      1910      A F Spencer   C S Kruger
      1911      J E Hands     P Davidson
      1912      E Monger      P Davidson
      1913      E Monger      C H Bray
      1914      E Monger      C H Bray
1915   E Monger       C H Bray
1916   E Monger       C H Bray
1917   E Monger       C H Bray
1918   J C Scott      C R Sharpe
1919   J C Scott      C R Sharpe
1920   J C Scott      A J Buswell
1921   J C Scott      A J Buswell
1922   J C Scott      A J Buswell
1923   J C Scott      A J Buswell
1924   J C Scott      A J Buswell
1925   J C Scott      G Owens
1926   H C Adams      G Pickersgill
1927   H C Adams      G Pickersgill
1928   H C Adams      G Pickersgill
1929   D Higgon       G Pickersgill
1930   D Higgon       G Pickersgill
1931   J C Scott      D Kelly
1932   J C Scott      T Taylor
1933   J C Scott      C H Rodwell
1934   J C Scott      C H Rodwell
1935   J C Scott      J Flynn
1936   J C Scott      G Beer
1937   J C Scott      G Beer
1938   J C Scott      R E Davies
1939   J C Scott      D Kelly
1940   J C Scott      H G Dean
1941   J C Scott      H G Dean
1942   J C Scott      H G Dean
1943   J C Scott      H G Dean
1944   J C Scott      H G Dean
1945   J C Scott      H G Dean
1946   J C Scott      P Murray
1947   G Beer         H G Dean
1948   J A Thompson   H G Dean
1949   R E Davies     H G Dean
1950   A G Upson      H G Dean
1951   R E Davies     F Hastie
1952   R E Davies     F Hastie
1953   R E Davies      F Hastie               A G Upson
1954   R E Davies      F Hastie               A G Upson
1955   J F Milligan    A E Carter             J E Bourke
1956   J F Milligan    AE Carter/ DJ Gibson   J E Bourke
1957   J A Thompson    A E Carter             J E Bourke
1958   W J Gibson      A E Carter             J E Bourke
1959   W J Gibson      A E Carter             J E Bourke
1960   N L Payton      A E Carter             J E Bourke
1961   E C Manea       R E Davies             J E Bourke
1962   E C Manea       R E Davies             J E Bourke
1963   A Pickersgill   R E Davies             R Smith
1964   E C Manea       A Pickersgill          R Smith
1965   E C Manea       A Pickersgill          R Smith
1966   B A Buswell     S Armstrong            R Bashem
1967   R E Davies      S Armstrong            R Bashem
1968   N W Gibson      S Armstrong            R Bashem
1969   N W Gibson      S Armstrong            R N C Eastman
1970   N W Gibson      S Armstrong            R N C Eastman
1971   L Pass          S Armstrong            R N C Eastman
1972   L Pass          S Armstrong            R N C Eastman
1973   L Pass          S Armstrong            R N C Eastman
1974   D Peake       S Armstrong                   R N C Eastman
1975   D Peake       R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1976   P Crabb       R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1977   P Crabb       R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1978   B McNally     R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1979   B McNally     R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1980   B McNally     R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1981   B McNally     R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1982   B McNally     R Hannah                      R N C Eastman
1983   A Buswell     R Hannah                      M Harris
1984   A Buswell     R Hannah                      M Harris
1985   A Buswell     R Hannah                      M Harris
1986   G Mason       R Hannah                      M Harris
1987   G Mason       R Hannah                      M Harris
1988   G Mason       R Hannah                      M Harris
1989   T Rose        G Gordon                      S Culph
1990   T Rose        C Buswell                     K Hough
1991   B Rewell      C Buswell                     K Hough/R Miguel
1992   B Rewell      C Buswell                     D Baskerville
1993   B Rewell      A Buswell                     D Baskerville
1994   B Rewell      A Buswell                     D Baskerville
1995   B Rewell      A Buswell                     I McDonald
1996   B Rewell      A Buswell/D Lunt              D Baskerville
1997   B Rewell      A Buswell                     I McDonald
1998   A Buswell     N Eddy                        I McDonald
1999   C Cahill      N Eddy/M Manea                I McDonald
2000   C Cahill      S Cahill                      T Fahey
2001   C Cahill      S Cahill                      T Fahey
2002   C Cahill      S Cahill/T Rose               T Fahey
2003   B Andrews     N Constantine                 T Fahey
2004   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2005   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2006   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2007   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2008   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2009   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2010   C Cahill      G McGee                       T Fahey
2011   B Buswell     G McGee                       T Fahey
2012   B Buswell     G McGee                       T Fahey
2013   B Buswell     G McGee/A Fielder             T Fahey
2014   B Buswell     L Gleeson/A Fielder           T Fahey
2015   J Hayres      L Gleeson/L Allen/A Fielder   J Holland
2016   Mr L Holmes   L Gleeson/Mrs L Holmes        R Spaul
YEAR        FAIREST/BEST           CAPTAIN                      COACH
1897                               M Smith                      M Smith
1898                               T Fry                        T Fry
1899                               T Fry                        T Fry
1900 - 01   Only SW Association Matches Played South Bunbury the only Bunbury club
1902                               S Stevens                    S Stevens
1903                               L Spencer                    L Spencer
1904                               L Spencer                    L Spencer
1905                               J Monkhouse                  J Monkhouse
1906                               L Spencer                    L Spencer
1907                               L Spencer                    L Spencer
1908                               H C Nankervis                H C Nankervis
1909                               H C Nankervis                H C Nankervis
1910                               C S Kruger                   C S Kruger
1911                               F Cridland                   F Cridland
1912                               F Cridland                   F Cridland
1913                               F Cridland                   F Cridland
1914                               F Cridland                   F Cridland
1915 - 17   No competition due to World War I
1918                               W Pickersgill                W Pickersgill
1919                               W Pickersgill                W Pickersgill
1920                               G Cridland                   G Cridland
1921                               W Pickersgill                W Pickersgill
YEAR        FAIREST/BEST          CAPTAIN           COACH
1922                              G Cridland        G Cridland
1923                              G Cridland        G Cridland
1924                              G Cridland        G Cridland
1925                              G Cridland        G Cridland
1926                              A Smart           A Smart
1927                              G Owen            G Owen
1928                              G Owen            G Owen
1929                              D Kelly           D Kelly
1930                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1931                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1932                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1933                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1934                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1935                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1936                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1937                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1938                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1939                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1940                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1941 – 45   No competition due to World War II
1946                              Clarrie Parker    Clarrie Parker
1947        T Cornelius           T Cornelius       Clarrie Parker
1948        P. Jordan             Iver Robertson    Iver Robertson
1949        Edward Hosking        Dick Treasure     Shepherd & Ryan
1950        Dick Treasure         Dick Treasure     J. Anderson
1951        Edward Hosking        Edward Hosking    Len Ganfield
1952        Ivor Platts           Edward Hosking    Len Ganfield
1953        Ron W. Buswell        Jack Hosking      Iver Robertson
1954        Lance Hislop          Ron W Buswell     Iver Robertson
1955        Brian Buswell         Robert Farquhar   Iver Robertson
1956        Harry Regan           Robert Farquhar   Iver Robertson
1957        Edward Hosking        William Colgan    William Colgan
1958        Max Wolff             William Colgan    William Colgan
1959        Edward Thompson       William Colgan    William Colgan
1960        Edward Thompson       Ron W Buswell     Ron W Buswell
1961        Syd Jackson           William Mose      William Mose
1962        Ron Mumme             Phil Woolhead     Phil Woolhead
1963        John Depiazzi         Ron Mumme         Ron Mumme
1964        Laurie Hastie         Neville Gibson    Iver Robertson
1965        Allan Prosser         Barry Rayment     Iver Robertson
1966        Allan Prosser         Harry Vidulich    Harry Vidulich
1967        John Depiazzi         Doug Peake        Doug Peake
1968        G. Campbell           Doug Peake        Doug Peake
1969        David Hollins         Phil Farrell      Phil Farrell
1970        Bruce Crabb           Doug Peake        Doug Peake
1971        Michael Brennan       Mervyn Kennedy    Mervyn Kennedy
YEAR   FAIREST/BEST       CAPTAIN                    COACH
1972   Terry House        John Depiazzi              John Depiazzi
1973   Terry House        Terry House                Terry House
1974   Bruce Crabb        Mervyn Kennedy             Mervyn Kennedy
1975   Bruce Crabb        Gary Buswell               Gary Buswell
1976   Leigh Wright       Allan Prosser              Doug Peake
1977   Ross Maher         Bruce Crabb                Doug Peake
1978   Olys Kowal         Bruce Crabb                Doug Peake
1979   Peter Old          Mick Worth                 Mick Worth
1980   Leigh Wright       Bruce Crabb                John Depiazzi
1981   Peter Old          Bruce Crabb                John Depiazzi
1982   Leigh Wright       Peter Old                  John Depiazzi
1983   Peter Upson        Leigh Wright               John Depiazzi
1984   Peter Old          Gerard McNeill             Gerard McNeill
1985   Keith Wynne        Gerard McNeill             Gerard McNeill
1986   Peter Old          Peter Hodyl                Peter Hodyl
1987   Peter Hodyl        Peter Hodyl                Peter Hodyl
1988   Craig Watson       Peter Hodyl                Peter Hodyl
1989   Peter Old          Peter Old                  Peter Old
1990   Peter Old          Peter Old                  Peter Old
1991   Wayne Davis        Peter Old                  Peter Old
1992   Jamie O’Donohue    Rodney Steele              Kerry Conley
1993   Darren Finlayson   Rodney Steele              Ray Rendell
1994   Joel Cornelius     Rodney Steele              Ian Cahill
1995   Todd Wallrodt      Todd Wallrodt              Ian Cahill
1996   Rodney Steele      Todd Wallrodt              Des Smith
1997   Mark Cummins       Rodney Steele              Ray Rendell
1998   Drew Walker        Adam Duplex                Ray Rendell
1999   Travis. Gowland    Adam Duplex                Terry House
2000   Darren Finlayson   Travis Gowland             Terry House
2001   Travis Gowland     T Gowland / A. Matson      Terry House
2002   Robbie McGregor    T. Gowland / A. Matson     Stephen Bilcich
2003   John Stephens      Travis Gowland             Stephen Bilcich
2004   Mark Cummins       Mark Cummins               Stephen Bilcich
2005   Mark Cummins       Mark Cummins               Stephen Bilcich
2006   Kaz Black          Jared Andrew               Darren Rigby
2007   Dylan Harper       Mark Docking               Darren Rigby
2008   Ryan McKenzie      A. Harper / B. Sarsfield   Luke Toia
2009   Dylan Harper       Dylan Harper               Mark Bayliss
2010   Nicholas Kane      Dylan Harper               Mark Bayliss
2011   Leigh Conway       Tim Malseed                Mick Grasso
2012   Damon Bull         K. Black / M. Giacci       Mick Grasso
2013   Damon Bull         Matthew Giacci             Alan Crane
2014   Brett Robinson     Matthew Giacci             Alan Crane
2015   Shaun Crane        Matthew Giacci             Mark Docking
2016                      M. Giacci / C. Andrew      Mark Docking
                LADDER POSITION

                           PREMIERSHIP YEARS

1898   1899    1904    1905    1906   1907   1908     1912   1913       1914
1918   1919    1920    1921    1922   1926   1929     1931   1933       1934
1935   1936    1937    1948    1949   1951   1952     1953   1954       1955
1957   1959    1966    1968    1971   1976   1980     1981   1984       1985
1988   1989    1993    2002

                   PREMIERSHIP RESULTS - FROM 1897 ONWARDS

Premierships   44         Fifth		       4           Ninth		         3
Runner-up      30         Sixth		       3           Tenth		         2
Third		        12         Seventh		     3           No Competition 9
Fourth		       6          Eighth		      2
              AWARD WINNERS
                           HAYWARD MEDALLISTS

 Awarded to the player voted as the South West Football League Fairest and Best
 League player. Award first presented in 1946.
1947   Iver Robertson      1949     Edward Hosking      1952    Ernie Churchman
1955   Robert Farquhar     1959     Robert Farquhar     1961    Syd Jackson
1962   Syd Jackson         1969     Terry House         1973    Terry House
1974   Mervyn Kennedy      1982     Leigh Wright        1984    Peter Old
2011   Ryan McKenzie
                           PIKE MEDALLISTS

 Awarded to the player voted as the Fairest and Best player in the League Grand
 Final. Award first presented in 1956.
1957   Lance Hislop        1959     Ted Thompson        1968    David Hollins
1972   Terry House         1976     Olys Kowal          1980    Leon Baker
1981   Leigh Wright        1984     Peter Old           1985    Gavin Thornton
1988   Craig Watson        1989     Peter Upson         1993    Alex Rattray
2002   Robbie McGregor
  Awarded to the player voted by the South Western Times sports writers as the
  SWFL League Player of the Year. Award first presented in 1956.
 1957     Ted Hosking         1960   Ted Thompson       1973     Terry House
 2008     David Lucas         2009   Dylan Harper       2011     Ryan McKenzie
  Awarded to the league player who kicked the most goals in the home and away
  rounds. Award first presented in 1957.
1966     Don Aldersea (59) 1967      Don Aldersea (87) 1972      Syd Simeon (67)
1978     Michael Patrick (60) 1980   Paul Harris (70) 2000       Adam Matson (78)
2003     Stephen Bilcich (61)
  Awarded to the league player 19 years old or younger who has kicked the most
  goals in the home and away rounds. Award first presented in 1990.
1998     Adam Hunter (45)     2002   Dylan Harper (33) 2009      Ray Daniels (35)
2013     Fraser Millar (19)
                       SWFL LEAGUE RISING STAR AWARD
  Awarded to the league player considered to be the most outstanding young player
  of the year. Award first presented in 1986.
1993     Darren Finlayson     1994   Joel Cornelius
Hall of Fame Selection Committee
         Mick Owens (Chairperson)
         Larry Gleeson (Secretary)
               John Bourke
              Colin Buswell
               Cheryl Caley
             Neville Eastman
              Shane Horner
               Trevor Rose

Hall of Fame Presentation Night Committee
        Larry Gleeson (Coordinator)
               Deane Allen
                Linda Allen
               Cheryl Caley
              Shane Horner
                Terry Old
Club Song

Good old South Bunbury forever,
we know how to play the game.
Side by side we stick together,
for the good old Tigers name.
Hear the barrackers a shouting,
as we stand up left and right,
Oh, the premiership’s a cakewalk,
for the good old Red & White!
The club was taught the song by Tom McNeil on a trip to
Kalgoorlie in 1959 and was first sung when we played the
Goldfields Second Eighteen.
South Bunbury won 15.12.102 to 8.7.55.
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