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.