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2017 FD Book Medal Night

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The 2017 FD Book Medal has finished in an exciting 3-way tie. Julian Ameduri, Nathan Blee and Fraser McInnes could not be separated on 29 votes at the end of one of the closest counts in memory. The club was fortunate enough to have Alan and Laurie Book, two of Fred Book’s sons on stage to present the medals. There was also a tie for the minor places with Co-Captain Patrick McGinnity and Will Maginness finishing on 27 votes.

It was deserved reward for our 3 winners who have all had different paths and seasons on their way to join the Legends of East Perth who are FD Book Medallists.

Nathan Blee was our most consistent and reliable player throughout 2017. Playing every position on the field his versatility and willingness to put team needs above his own game did not go unnoticed by the coaching staff and teammates. A product of the East Perth zone from Ballaura JFC, Nathan burst into the League team in 2011 quickly becoming one of the leading back man in the WAFL competition. At the end of that season he was drafted by Port Adelaide sending 2 years on the list finishing with 6 AFL games. On his return to Perth, Nathan said he was only ever going to come back to East Perth. By his own admission 2016 was a disappointing year for Blee, however in a true sign of his character Nathan bounced back and had his best season with the Royals to date.

Quality big men are hard to find at State league level. Through our partnership with the West Coast Eagles, Fraser McInnes has played with East Perth since 2014. Known as the ‘Work Horse’ for his work ethic, Fraser was regularly used at both ends of the ground as well as through the ruck. Most noticeably off field it is clear to see Fraser has embraced the club and its culture and was a popular winner.

Perhaps the story of the Royals 2017 season is the rise of Julian Ameduri. Coming to East Perth from Noranda JFC, Ameduri debuted for the Colts in 2011. Julian made his league debut in 2014 and managed 17 games before this season. Playing the first three games in the Reserves, Julian forced his way into the League team and quickly cemented his spot in the side through his attack and pressure on the contest. Typifying this was his 17 tackles in Round 10. Winning an FD Book after 34 league games is a tremendous achievement.

Tied for the Outstanding Play Award was Patrick McGinnity and Will Maginness. Pat unfortunately had an injury interrupted year and played through pain at the back end of the year in the mould of East Perth Legend Craig Wulff. Maginness showed the East Perth faithful what he is capable of this season and everyone is excited to see what Will can achieve next year.

One of the highlights of last night was again the presentation of the ‘Jeremy Silcock Trademark Award’. Each week each player from the Reserves and League vote for the player who best demonstrates the team values that game. Mandy Anderson gave a rousing speech about her brother Jeremy and how much the football club and this award means to the Silcock Family. Patrick McGinnity, winning the award for a second year, was joined this year by Jordan Browne. This is a reflection on Pat’s commitment to the club and his teammates. First year player Browne spoke of how much he has enjoyed playing at East Perth this year and thanked the Club and the players for embracing him. Jordan also commented on how much he enjoys being a part of the culture and environment at the club and how excited he is to start pre-season.

Thank you to our MC Simon Beaumont who did a fantastic job hosting the night. Thank you to John and his team at Teramo Caterers for the wonderful food and to Ray and his team behind the bar. Congratulations to all the presenters and award winners and to Brian Moss from McRandompics for capturing photos of the night. It was an outstanding evening thoroughly enjoyed by the over 200 people who attended.

Full list of winners below

League Awards

League Coaches Award

Callum Hart

League Best First Year Player

Scott Jones

Best Club Man

Lewis Wilson

League Leading Goal Kicker

Tom Lamb 21 Goals

'George Law' Trainers Award

Lewis Wilson

Jeremy Silcock Award

Patrick McGinnity

Jordan Browne

Outstanding Play Award

Patrick McGinnity

William Maginness

FD Book Medallists

Julian Ameduri

Nathan Blee

Fraser McInnes

Reserves Awards

Outstanding Play Award

Nelson Waite

Daniel Russo

Outstanding Play Award

Mark Longbottom

Reserves Runner-Up

Taylor North

Eric Smith Medallist

Nathan Eaton

Colts Awards

Encouragement Award

Brennan Phillips

Colts Education Award

Kane La Fountaine-Roberts

Christian Ameduri

Damon Greaves

Best Club Man

Erick Bashimule

Outstanding Play Award

Mitchell Gupanis

Damon Greaves

Christian Ameduri

Harley Stack

Colts Runner-Up

Kane La Fontaine - Roberts

Hec Strempel Medal

Matthew Young

2017 Hall of Fame Night

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:42 PM

On the 14th of September East Perth proudly inducted three East Perth greats into our Hall of Fame. The selection committee consisting of Jack Clayton, Bill Forrest, Alan East and Laurie Kennedy nominated the inductees to the Board, who ratified the induction of the Paul Seal, George Giannakis and Peter Miller

This special night was celebrated by 100 previous inductees, sponsors and guests as well as 20 current players and the senior coaching staff. 

Below are each of our newest inductees profiles

Paul Seal

Paul Seal was a lightly built, dashing wingman who was a key contributor to the Royals three premiership wins.

Paul was Runner Up in the East Perth Fairest and Best three times, twice to Graham Farmer and once to Ted Kilmurray.

He made his interstate debut for Western Australia in 1957, and his tally of eight state appearances included three games at the 1958 Melbourne Carnival.

Paul passed away on 23/5/2004 aged 68 years

Career Record
League Debut: Perth Oval
24 April 1954 CLA 14.15 v EP 10.7
Played: 1954 – 1962 164 Games 70 Goals
D.O.B. 28/7/1935
State games: 8
Premierships: 1956, 1958-59
1954: Tied with Kevin McGill – Best First Year Player
1957: F/B Runner-up to G. Farmer
1958: F/B Runner-up to T. Kilmurray
1960: F/B Runner-up to G. Farmer
East Perth Life Member

George Giannakis
Recruited from Manjimup Imperials George was a talented centre-line player with a fearless approach to the game.
A model of consistency George won two FD Book Medals, was runner up once and ran third in the count twice. He was also awarded the Mal Atwell Most Courageous player award twice.

He proved to be a player with the never-say-die approach and he spent his entire senior career with the Royals.

Career Record
League Debut: Perth Oval
13 April 1985 SD 16.12 v EP 14.17
Played 1985 -1993 153 games 25 goals
1986: League Runner-up Fairest & Best
1986: Mal Atwell Courage award
1987: Winner League Fairest & Best
1987: Mal Atwell Courage award
1988: 3rd League Fairest & Best award
1989: Winner League Fairest & Best
1990: 3rd League Fairest & Best award
East Perth Life Member

Peter Miller

Debuting in 1988, Peter established himself as a rover with great courage. Miller won the 1992 FD Book Medal and was Runner Up in 1994.

The following year he was drafted by the Fremantle Dockers playing 16 games before retiring from AFL

After a short break returned to play out his football career with East Perth., adding a second FD Book Medal in 1997. Peter was named Captain of East Perth in 1998 and finished that season Runner Up in the FD Book Medal.

Career Record
League Debut: Bassendean Oval
25 April 1988 SD 16.16 v EP 14.12
1988 – 1998 176 games 158 goals
1992: League Fairest & Best
1994: League Runner-Up F & B
1997: League Fairest & Best
1998: League Runner-Up F & B
1998: Captain.
East Perth Life Member
State Games: 4

A big thank you to our MC for the night David Christison, the magnificent catering supplied by John, Dora and the crew at Teramo Caterers and all the staff who made the night possible. 

Special mention must be made to our Hall of Fame committee who announced their retirement last night. The effort and research the committee, chaired by Life Member Alan East, have put into our Hall of Fame means it is second to none in the WAFL. 

Preliminary Final East Perth vs Claremont

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:53 PM

This Sunday September 17 the East Perth Colts take on Claremont for a spot in the Grand Final.

Game starts at 9.15am

Members Bar, Food & Coffee will be available from 9am.

Merchandise will be available in the Members Bar we have a special Colts Final Sale – Don’t Miss Out!

$5 Corona Sale (*while stocks last) 



Our Members Bar will stay open for the

Reserves 11.50am Claremont vs Subiaco

League 2.40pm  South Fremantle vs Subiaco


Unfortunately as this is not an East Perth run match day our usual Members Parking and Ticket privileges do not apply. Present your East Perth Membership Card at the gate to receive discounted entry

2017 Development Pack

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Pre-Payment for 2017 Development Pack is available online


Pack includes

  • East Perth Polo
  • Playing Jumper
  • Playing Shorts
  • Playing Socks
  • Membership for Player
  • 2 x Adult Membership


All packs to be collected at your information night held on the 18th September (year 8) & 19th September ( year 9 & 10).

Please fill out the Player Information Sheet & Medical Information Sheet  to bring on the night. 

2017 East Perth District Central Conference Award Winners

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Congratulations to the following award winners from the East Perth District from the 2017 Central Conference









Youth Girls North

Best & Fairest – Melisha Hardy from Coolbinia on 19 votes.


Year 8 Red

Best & Fairest – Malcolm Garelett from Ballajura Black on 24 votes

Runner Up – Richard Farmer from  Ballajura Black on 19 votes


Year 8 White

Runner Up – Anthony Campeotto  from  Mt Hawthorn Blue on 22 votes


Year 8 Super 15s

Best & Fairest – Boston Cable  from  Ballajura Blue on 25 votes

Runner Up -  Bayley Wilson from Ellenbrook Purple on 23 votes


Year 9 White

Best & Fairest – Lawrence Tyson from Ellenbrook Purple on 31 votes


Year 10 Barry Cable

Runner Up -  Adam Boules from Coolbinia/Mt Hawthorn on 16 votes


Year 11 Red

Best & Fairest – Mathew Zelesco from Coolbinia/Mt Hawthorn on 14 votes


Election of the Board of Management

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Election of Board of Management
Nominations are called for the position of President (1 year) and three Directors (2 years)
The retiring persons all of whom are eligible for re-election are:

President: Bronte Howson
Directors: David Christison
                  Martin Mileham
                  Tom Percy QC
Nominations: Every candidate shall be nominated in writing, on the prescribed nomination form, (form available from the Club office) by two members of the Club who are either Ordinary, Lifetime or Life members both of whom shall sign the nomination form. The candidate shall also sign the nomination form as evidence of consent.
Closing Date for nominations: Nominations accompanied by the candidate’s resume of no more than 200 words shall be sent or delivered to the Chief Executive Officer so as to be in his hands by 5.00 pm on Friday 29th September 2017. Any nomination that is received by the Chief Executive officer after the aforesaid time and date shall be rejected by him.
Dean Turner
Chief Executive Officer

2017 WAFL Redimed Colts Team of the Year

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Well done to Damon Greaves (back pocket), Aaron Redhead (ruck) and Matthew Young (rover) who made the WAFL Redimed Colts Team of the Year. A remarkable achievement for these young Royals, with this being the second year in a row for Matthew. Congratulations boys! 

2017 Jack Clarke Medal Night

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Congratulations to all who attended the annual Jack Clarke Medal night, held on Wednesday 6 September. The Jack Clarke Medal was awarded to the best-and-fairest colts player from the 2017 season. Well done to Perth’s Luke English, who won the prestigious medal with 53 votes. The East Perth Football Club are proud to say that multiple players received well deserved votes throughout the season, with the ineligible Matthew Young finishing fourth (29) in the vote count.




Royals Leader Board  

29 – Matthew Young*

16 – Aaron Redhead

13 – Christian Ameduri

13 – Mitchell Gupanis

12 – Harley Stack

10 – Erick Bashemule

10 – Nathan Arbon

Well done to Damon Greaves (back pocket), Aaron Redhead (ruck) and Matthew Young (rover) who made the WAFL Redimed Colts Team of the Year. A remarkable achievement for these young Royals, with this being the second year in a row for Matthew. Congratulations boys!

1st Semi Final Match Information

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The East Perth Colts return to Fremantle Oval this Sunday morning to take on Swan Districts in the 1st Semi Final.

Game starts at 8.50am. Get down to Fremantle and watch them in action!

FD Book Medal Night

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:07 AM

The FD Book Medal night will be held on Thursday 5 October  in the East Perth Members Bar from 6pm. All members and supporters are welcome to attend the evening.

FD Book Medal Night

Thursday 5 October

East Perth Members Bar 

Tickets: $70 including a 3 course meal and complimentary beer, wine and champagne served during the reception function between 6.00pm and 7.00pm

To book your tickets please contact Amy on 9443 2259 or via