Partnership Officially Ends

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The partnership between East Perth and the West Coast Eagles officially ended last night when the WAFL Council of Presidents voted in favour of West Coast having a standalone team in the WAFL League competition from 2019.

The West Coast Eagles will become the 10th team in the WAFL competition, with a fixture to be formulated so that all teams play each other twice whilst still retaining byes and marquee rounds throughout the season.

This is expected to include 18 games per club across 21 Rounds, with WAFL Clubs expected to host West Coast Eagles at their home venue in 2019. They will play for Premiership points. 

The East Perth Football Club would like to thank the West Coast Eagles for their work during the partnership. The partnership was a success for both clubs. 

Thank you to Trevor Nisbett, his staff and the Eagles players who showed East Perth, it’s players, staff, members, supporters and history a tremendous amount of respect throughout the partnership. Whilst the partnership wasn’t without challenges the already good relationship between the two clubs was further strengthened and East Perth look forward to continuing this long into the future.

East Perth now looks towards the new chapter in its history. There has been significant planning behind the scenes to ensure there is a successful transition to the Royals once again becoming a ‘traditional’ club. 

The club would like to thank all the members who supported the club through the partnership. We would also encourage those supporters and members who disagreed with the partnership arrangement to once again support the club.

May we remain East Perth Forever