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Colts Day Camp No 2

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The colts group held their second day camp and decided to meet at a half way point for country and metro players at Leschanult Recreational Park in Australind, were we could get everyone together to continue to progress our skill development and get to know each other. The metro boys left from Leederville Oval at 7.30am on a bus meeting our country based players for a 2 hour skills session. 

Throughout the pre-season the metro group have been training two nights per week at Altone Park in Beechboro while the country players have been working hard in their local areas with two sessions per week held by regional coaches with the support of EP coaching staff. The session gave the coaching staff an opportunity to work with the entire playing group and gain an understanding of how the group has progressed since the start of pre-season.

"We were really pleased with the intensity of training and to see the continual development of players. The application of the players over the last 3 weeks has been pleasing, we are looking to build on that over the coming weeks before we begin to play practice matches”.

The training session was followed by lunch and an education session to add to understanding the players gained from the training session. The EP colts will play an intra-club practice match on February 24 at Augusta Margaret River FC.

Mrs Brown's Boys For Beau

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Mal Brown took centre stage on last Friday, along side his son Campbell and Lions Champion Jonathon Brown to help raise funds for the continued recovery of Beau Chatley.

The 240 strong crowd was thouroughly entertained listening to stories of the boys adventures both during and after their playing days. Adrian Barich did a steller job as MC. As did David Christison who conducted the Auction.

Through all the laughs the purpose of the lunch was never far from mind. The Chatley Family and East Perth Football Club would like to thank the WA Football Community for banding together and supporting the lunch. With WA Football legends in the room like Bill Walker, John Todd, Bill Dempsey and Ross Glendinning just to name a few the atmostphere was electric. There was also many notable WA personalities including legendary jockey JJ Miller.

The lunch raised $110,000 for Beau's ongoing medical and living expenses. CEO Dean Turner gave a touching insight to what Beau and his family have gone through over the past 18 months. Whilst Beau is able to walk for short periods of time and drive, he was assessed to have a 46% physical impairment. Whilst his strength and determination have meant this figure is far lower than doctors predicted at the time of the incident, it is still significant and Beau has a strict rehab program which consists of many hours a week.

Thank you to Mal, Campbell and Jonathon who donated their time for the luncheon. Adrian and David also volunteered their highly sought after and regarded services. Many thanks also go to the other WAFL Clubs who donated or attended the function, the West Coast Eagles who donated to the auction and attended, the Fremantle Dockers, the Walsh Family, JLT Insurance, Glen Bartlett, the AFL and the WAFC. There were many other people and companies who donated and pledeged throughout the day whose generosity is greatly appreciated as well.

JLT Community Series Sunday 25 February

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:24 AM

JLT COMMUNITY SERIES 2018

LEEDERVILLE OVAL SUNDAY 25 FEB 3.35PM

West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide
Reserved Grand Stand Seating $30


Includes

  • Match Ticket
  • Undercover Reserved Seating in Main Grandstand
  • Access to Private Bar

Open Air Boxes Available for groups of 6 or more Click Here For JLT Community Series Booking Form

Contact East Perth FC Today On 9443 2259 Or Via royals@eastperthfc.com.au. 
Proceeds From The Sale Of These Tickets Are Retained By East Perth

Vale Frank Allen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:52 AM

It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the passing of 1950 Sandover Medallist, Life Member and Hall of Fame inductee Frank Allen

Frank played his first game for East Perth on May 15, 1943 against South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval.

Frank’s introduction to football was reported in the following week’s copy of the Football Budget when it was noted “The small recruit Frank Allen on the left wing battled pluckily until a knock quieten him. He is speedy and elusive. Thus, commenced a career of 190 games, 11 State games, 1944 premiership, Fairest and Best 1950, Reserves coach 1954 and Thirds coach 1957. 

In 1997, he was awarded a retrospective Sandover Medal in recognition of his 1950 tie with Jim Conway.

In retirement, Frank lobbied long and strong for the inclusion of under-age games in the official tallies of league games played by players. 

Frank was involved in a scheme created by the Department of Sport and Recreation that involved older people acting as mentors for youngsters and going around to schools and talking about life and sport. Frank was extremely popular among the kids at the Kyella Primary School in North Perth.

In later life there was every possibility you will catch up with Frank casting a fishing line from the North Beach jetty.

Frank had been fighting a long-term battle with cancer. However, this did not stop him attending East Perth matches and functions where he regularly held court telling stories of his time at East Perth.

Frank will be deeply missed by the Royals. The Board, Players, Members, Staff and supporters wish to pass on their condolences to Margaret and the Allen family.

The funeral service to celebrate Frank's life will be held at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park West Chapel  on Monday 12th of February at 10.00am. The wake will be held in the East Perth Members Bar at Leederville Oval from 11.30am.

 

Sponsor-A-Player 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The Sponsor a Player program is a great initiative that allows members, sponsors and supporters the opportunity to support their favourite player. 

For just $475 you and your nominated player will receive the following benefits;

BENEFITS FOR YOU

  • A framed photo of your sponsored  player displayed in the Members Bar acknowledging your support.
  • A 2018 Club Membership and Season Pass (Valued at $200) 
  • Recognition as a player sponsor on the East Perth website

 

BENEFITS TO YOUR PLAYER

Every player sponsored will receive

  • Players Membership to the Club (valued at $100)
  • Their playing uniform (both home and away shorts and socks valued at $100)
  • 2018 Club Jacket (valued at $120)
  • 2018 Club Polo (Valued at $70)
  • East Perth Warm Up Shirt (Valued at $80)
  • East Perth Bag (Valued at $60)

 

Download your  2018 Sponsor-A-Player form here.

EPWFC Coaches EOI

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Vale Alan East

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:43 PM - by Bill Forrest

East Perth is saddened to advise that Life Member Alan East passed away on Saturday, aged 74 years.

Alan was a pioneer of football journalism in W.A. In 1977, he launched the football newspaper, Westside Football which was published weekly until 1996.
During this period, he amassed a collection of thousands of photographs of football players, and also of people associated with the game in W.A. He was immensely proud of his photographic collection.

A year or two back he advised that he was donating his collection of photos to the W.A.F.L., but he was prepared to allow me to search his collection of photos of East Perth players, and to save them as part of our club history. I managed to scan over one thousand player photos, and three hundred photos of officials and persons who have been part of the Royals scene. This vast collection of photos is now computerised and will form part of our history thanks to the generosity of Alan East. 

As a football journalist, Alan edited and also produced a great range of football history books, including The Royals: 100 years of football tradition, a 304 page history of our club. He also produced and edited The Sandover Medal Men: a 470 page history of Sandover Medallists from 1921 to 2005.

Alan also founded the Noranda Junior Football club about thirty years ago, and was their inaugural president.

In 1976, Alan took over the responsibility of editing and producing the club’s annual report. He continued this task until 2007. From the outset, Alan insisted that the report should be produced with a special emphasis on greater detail, especially in the area of names of players, official and members who should be identified by their first names and not by initials. This form of identification had been lacking in all of records from 1906 until 1975.  

In 1995, Alan was instrumental in the club extending a helping hand to the local community when they adopted a group of enthusiastic young fans at the Cerebral Palsy Association. The Royals Mighty Kids Club was formed, and the Royals raised a special fund to help the youngsters to enjoy several activities during each year. At these functions, the smiles on the faces of the children involved was a heart-warming sight as they mixed with Royals players and donned East Perth colours.

Alan’s sad passing is a loss of a great supporter of the Royals he will be remembered at the East Perth Football Club for his opinions on the game, and outstanding journalistic contributions made in recording our 100 years of history.

Mrs. Brown's Boys

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Join us for lunch as ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’, East Perth Legend Mal Brown, son Campbell Brown and 3 time AFL Premiership player Jonathan Brown share some truths and untruths about their footballing careers and what post football life has been like on an afternoon hosted by Adrian Barich.

When: Friday 9th of February

Where: East Perth Member’s Bar, Leederville Oval

Cost: $150 per ticket (Tables of 10 $1500)

Includes: 2 course sit down lunch and drinks package between 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Time: 12.30pm for a 1.00pm start

RSVP: To Amy via ahoward@eastperthfc.com.au or 9443 2259 by Friday 31st

of January to secure your tickets today

 

This event will raise much needed funds for the ongoing recovery cost for Beau Chatley. We are now 18 months on from Beau Chatley’s serious spinal injury which saw Beau lose his upper and lower motor function. While Beau made some initial gains, including being able to get up and walk again in December 2016 his recovery has stagnated and a final medical assessment (Combined Values methodology) Beau has been left with an impairment rating of 46%.

 

Beau will undergo a bladder operation on the 22nd January 2018 to remove a 2 cm crystalize stone which has formed due to the ongoing catheterization and not emptying his bladder fully. Beau receives daily therapy with several specialist in an effort to improve his impairment which unfortunately means at present he has no ability to perform a job which supports an income. Beau’s annual medical costs currently exceed $55,000 which creates enormous anxiety for Beau and his family.

 

Beau is only very young (22), we see his impairment rating of 46% as significant. This impairment in several areas will only get worse and require medical assistance over a lifetime.

Ideally with the Mrs Brown Son’s event in February, we can generate significant funds which will assist Beau into the future.

 

Download Mrs Brown's Boys 9th Feb 2018 Flyer & Form

Sponsored By - Carlton Dry

 

Kalparrin Visits The Eagles

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:39 PM

On Thursday 7th December 10 lucky children from Kalparrin got to enjoy a guided tour through Domain Stadium and meet former Eagles player Sam Butler who signed a jumper for all the children that attended to take home. This opportunity was donated to Kalparrin by a valued supporter of East Perth, Sean Carren from Goldstar Transport who had purchase this item at the 2017 EPFC Auction.

 

The Club would like to thank Sean Carren from Goldstar Transport,  West Coast Eagles and Sam Butler for this unforgettable experience. 

Gorter Signs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Royals have taken another big step towards 2018 by signing defender Tom Gorter back to the club.

The Kojonup product was courted by a number of WAFL clubs during the off season after being released from West Coast’s Rookie List but has decided that his home club, East Perth is where he wants to play.

East Perth Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett said “I am pleased to confirm that Tom has re-committed to East Perth. He is a young player the football club holds in high regard and we look forward to Tom’s continual development as a key defender. Tom has been training very strongly in the early part of our pre-season program and he is a player who will be a key part of the club’s plans for season 2018 and beyond”

The 191cm key defender is an important cog in the Royals backline set up. The 21 year old has 30 League appearances under his belt and took out the Royals 'Best First Year Player' in 2016. Tom's elite kicking skills are a feature of his game coming out of defence for the club and promises too be a highlight of the Royals 2018 season.