East Perth AGM 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:42 PM

East Perth's Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday the 10th of February in the East Perth Members Bar at Leederville Oval. The meeting was attended by over 100 members

President Bronte Howson was an apology for the meeting, having been called on an urgent work trip. In his absence Director Geoff Bailey delivered the President’s Report outlining that 2018 was a year of big decisions for the future of the East Perth Football Club. Outlining the Board’s decision to leave the partnership with the West Coast Eagles and thanking the Eagles for their support and efforts over the past six seasons. The club is also in the process of updating its constitution in line with the Incorporations Act.

The club is pleased to announce a surplus of $91,971 for 2018. This was a tremendous effort given significant hurdles the club endured in 2018, largely due to economic conditions affecting sponsorship and fundraising efforts. With East Perth moving back to a traditional club model, the financial pressure on the club increases significantly. The positivity surrounding the club was easy to see and all members were encouraged to help where they can.

It was decided by the Board that the proposed changes to the constitution be held for a Special General Meeting in the coming weeks. All members will be advised of the updates and meeting date in line with the procedures in the current constitution.

Head Coach Jeremy Barnard addressed the members in a rousing speech about what it means for him to lead the Royals in this new chapter of the club’s history. Barnard was grateful to be back at the club amongst so many familiar faces and good people. He detailed that the squad is training three nights a week for four hours a session including traditional training, gym work and game education. He spoke of the importance of our players knowing the game plan and being able to execute it. Jeremy is also looking forward to having a greater connection between the players, members and supporters. The club will be looking for new and exciting ways for everyone in the club to interact throughout the season.

The Club would like to thank all the Members who attended and stayed for fellowship afterwards.

Optus says Yes to new era of WAFL

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A new West Australian Football League Women’s (WAFLW) competition will kick off in 2019, with five teams to compete in the inaugural Optus WAFLW Premiership Season. East Fremantle, Claremont, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts will each field a WAFLW team in 2019, with South Fremantle receiving a provisional license for 2020. 

West Australian Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFLW competition was an exciting step forward for football in WA that would complete the talent development pathway from Auskick to AFLW.

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2019 Members Jumper - Please Check Your Name

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Please download the file below to ensure your name is on the list for our Round 2 Members Jumper. If it is missing or spelt incorrect please contact the club on 9443 2259 during business hours or via email, royals@eastperthfc.com.au by 5pm Friday 15th February 2019.

Names for Round 2 Members Jumper

MotorOne Recommit as Major Partner

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:47 PM

The club is excited to announce that MotorOne has recommitted as Major Partner for another two years. MotorOne is the leader in car care products and has been a major partner of East Perth for over 10 years, with the retail arm of their business Tint-A-Car branded on the Royals jumpers. 

East Perth chief executive Dean Turner said the club was delighted to continue the strong relationship with MotorOne

“We’re thrilled to be able to continue the partnership between MotorOne and East Perth. MotorOne’s long term association with us has been significant in assisting the club being in our current, strong off field position” Turner said.

“MotorOne have been with us through a number of changes over the last decade and we look forward to heading into this new chapter of the club’s history with them by our side.” 

 

OFFER EXTENDED FOR 6 DAYS - Be A Part Of History

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM

We have been able to extend the offer for 6 days only! This is your last opportunity to join over 500 Loyal Royals who have already secured their place in a unique piece of East Perth history. For $30 you can secure your name 

Online
Go to https://membership.eastperthfc.com.au/
Select the membership you would like
Add it to your cart
Login or fill out your details
At checkout, click on the ‘Donation’ box (shown below) and type ‘30’ for 1 member to go on the jumper ’60’ for 2 members. Please note Junior members are also $30 to be placed on the jumper
Submit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone
Call the East Perth Office on (08) 9443 2259 between 9.00am and 4.30pm and speak to Jane, Paulyne or James
They will fill out your details and take payment over the phone

In Person
Visit our Office and Team Store at Leederville Oval, 246 Vincent Street Leederville between 9.00am and 4.30pm and speak to Jane, Paulyne or James
Fill out a 2019 Membership Form
We will process your payment on the spot

Pre-Season Update

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Joint 2017 FD Book Medallists Nathan Blee and Julian Ameduri headline recent re-signings for the upcoming 2019 WAFL Season. Nathan has re-signed for 1 year, while Julian has extended through to the end of the 2020. Reserves Grand Final Captain, Nathan Eaton, has also put pen to paper for the next 2 seasons as he presses his case to become a regular league footballer. 

Once again the club has been very active on the recruiting front. In addition to the recent announcements of Angus Scott and Rohan Kerr the club has added some experienced and exciting players in what shapes as an intriguing season ahead. 

27-year-old Joel Houghton joins the clubs after recent stints with Collie and Halls Head in the country leagues. At 194cm & 94kg the former Dockers listed key forward brings some much needed experience and size to our forward line. Most recently in the WAFL system with Swan Districts, Joel is excited about the opportunity for a fresh start and making an immediate impact for the club.

Former West Perth forward Matthew Johnson joins the club after playing out in Gingin during the 2018 season. The 24-year-old speedster’s debut game in 2013 still burns in the minds of some of the Royals faithful where he kicked 6 goals against East Perth. We’re hoping that he can repay the favour while wearing the Blue and Black after committing to the club until the end of 2020.  

Ex Subiaco pair Jarrhan Jacky and Nick Hay also join the club after playing community footy in 2018. 29-year-old Jacky has a wealth of experience from his time with the Adelaide Crows, as well as time with Swan Districts and Subiaco. His ball use and the way he reads the game will excite. While 26-year-old Hay returns to the WAFL after playing with Scarborough in 2018. The 192cm, 99kg key position player can play at both ends of the ground and has impressed with his strength and competitiveness so far.

After being delisted by West Coast at the end of the AFL Season exciting Ruckman Tony Olango has also join the Royals for the next 2 years. While it was a frustrating year for Tony due to injury he thoroughly enjoyed his time down at East Perth, made some great friendships and had no hesitation in committing to being part of the club as he looks to get a good run on the park in 2019.

With close to 100 players vying for spots in our senior group for 2019, the sessions have been tough and the standard has been high. Recently graduated Colts players in

Louis Miller and Jacob Msando have both shown that could push for some senior opportunities in 2019, as do regular Reserves players in Christian Ameduri and Harley Stack, while key position players Sam Bevan and Marcus Ruggerio have taken great strides as they return to the WAFL system. Jackson Ramsay hasn’t missed a beat since missing most of the 2018 season after ACL surgery and shapes as a new recruit for the start of the season. 

Veterans Pat McGinnity, Kyle Anderson, Nathan Blee and Sharrod Wellingham have all come back well straight into full training and along with players like Tom Gorter, Shayne Hille, Ben Miller, Taylor North and Stan Wright continue to set the standard on track. 

Julian Ameduri, Will Maginness, Callum Hart, Lewis Wilson and Mitch Fraser head the group of players currently in rehab. Apart from Mitch, who looks like he’ll miss most of the season after an ACL repair, the rest of the group look at being available for the start of the WAFL Season.

With only 4 sessions left for the year before the Christmas break, the whole group is pushing hard with some tough list decisions on players to be made very soon.  

 

Joe McKay wins 2018 Bernie Hughes Award

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The 2018 Bernie Hughes Award for 2018 was presented at the Annual Bernie Hughes Xmas Lunch which was held at the Leederville Sporting Club.

The 2018 recipient of the Award was Joe McKay from the East Perth Football Club Past Players and Officials Association.

The Award was presented to Joe by Lynette and Philip Hughes on behalf of the Hughes Family and Bernie Hughes (deceased).

The MC for the afternoon was John Komorowski, Secretary of the WAFL Combined Association.

John Rowe, Junior Vice President Welcomed guests to the Lunch and Award presentation and read out the Members who had passed away in 2018 followed by a minutes silence.

A two course sumptuous buffet lunch was served prior to the important Bernie Hughes Award presentation.

Go to http://www.waflcombinedppoa.com/bernie-hughes-award.html for more information on the Bernie Hughes Award.

Go to http://www.waflcombinedppoa.com/vale-birnie-hughes.html  if you would like to learn more about Bernie Hughes and his legacy to WAFL Football.

From all the team at East Perth, Congratulations Joe. 

Royals Hit The Ground Running

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Royals have just completed week 3 of their pre-season program. 93 players have taken to the training track in those 3 weeks all eager to impress for their chance to play for East Perth in Season 2019

The first gruelling test for the pre-season, the 2km time trial was run last week. 2nd year senior, Christian Ameduri lead the way running an impressive 6 minutes 37 seconds. He was closely followed a second later by Mahli King.

 

Top 10 Results

AMEDURI Christian 6.31
KING Mahli 6.32
AMOS Jack 6.46
FURMARK Braydn 6.46
MILLER Ben 6.51
ABBOTT Campbell 6.52
YOUNG Matthew 6.54
EATON Nathan 6.58
MSANDO Jacob 6.59
VELLIOS Thomas 6.59

 

A number of the senior players will run their's in the coiming weeks

Country Zoned Players Seeking Accommodation For 2019 Season

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Each season a number of talented footballers make the journey from our South West and Lower South West Zones to Perth to represent the East Perth Football Club.

Many of these players are 17-18-years-old and are leaving their family homes for the first time, seeking employment and accommodation as they pursue their footballing dreams.

I would like to reach out to all members of the ‘East Perth Family’ and ask those in a position to assist these players in their transition to raise your hands and contact the club.

If you have a spare room or rental property that you can offer to a player or can assist in taking on an apprentice or employing an extra staff member please let me know. No offer is too small, and all will be appreciated.

These young men do not expect anything for free and take nothing for granted. All who take on players will be compensated as players are willing to pay rent, utilities, food etc.

They can also be a handy pair of strong hands when it comes to those odd jobs around the house!

Your spare room, property or employment opportunity could potentially set the foundation for East Perth’s next star or even the next AFL draftee.

Please contact EPFC Talent Manager Scott Faulkner for more details or to answer the call for help.
Mob. 0411 113 088 
Email: sfaulkner@wafc.com.au

 

Royals sign on Angus Scott & Rohan Kerr

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 2:53 PM

East Perth Football Club are pleased to officially announce the signings of Angus Scott and Rohan Kerr, both on 2 years contracts, through to the end of the 2020 WAFL Seasons.

 

Both players have originally come from the Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup competition, but their football journeys have gone different ways.

 

Angus Scott most recently comes across from the Casey Demons (Melbourne’s aligned side) in the VFL where he has played over 60 VFL Games, including a VFL Grand final and was also a member of the State Squad for the VFL in 2017 against the WAFL Side. At 23 years old the 180cm forward adds senior experience to our group, as well as leadership, having being part of the Demons leadership group.

 

After 3 years on Carltons list and 4 seasons with West Perth, Rohan Kerr returns to the WAFL competition after playing in back to back premierships with Pinjarra in the Peel League. Kerr brings more than 100 games of state league experience, as well as being a WAFL premiership player with West Perth. The 185cm running midfielder recently turned 27 and is looking forward to adding to his successful resume with the Royals in 2019.

 

Now at the end of the 2nd week of training the group has had excellent numbers on track with many other new faces coming to try the step up to senior WAFL football.

 

Watch this space for other players announcements in the coming weeks.