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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 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.

East Perth AGM - Sunday 4th February 2018

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Please be advised that the East Perth AGM will be held on

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Commencing at 10.30am

In the Members Bar, Leederville Oval. 

All financial members for season 2018 are welcome to attend

Ramsay A Royal

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:50 AM

East Perth has won the race to secure exciting former East Perth product Jackson Ramsay for the next two seasons. 

A courageous and composed defender with pace and an excellent work rate, Ramsay graduated through the East Perth development system after coming to East Perth from Coolbinia Bombers JFC.

Ramsay was recruited from East Perth to Collingwood at Pick 38 in the 2012 National Draft. Ramsay debuted for the Pies in the penultimate round of 2014. Jackson was the second youngest player on an AFL list in his debut year, however his discipline and tenacity at the contest made him a standout in the VFL. 

Injuries plagued his time on the Collingwood list. Now fully fit and returning to WA in outstanding condition East Perth are excited to see what Ramsay can deliver for the Royals.
‘It is fantastic to have Jackson back at the Club. ’Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett commented. ‘Jackson and the Ramsay family have maintained a strong connection with the club and Jackson is a player of considerable quality with his best years well and truly ahead of him, he is a player who will add further quality to the East Perth list and I look forward to him having a strong impact both on and off the field at our club in the coming seasons”

Ramsay joins Sharrod Wellingham as key additions to our list for 2018 and 2019, and with the recent re signings of FD Book Medallists Mitch Fraser, Nathan Blee, Julian Ameduri and a host of other senior and emerging Royals the club is well placed to challenge the remainder of the WAFL competition in 2018.

Office Closure Dates

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The East Perth office will be closed from the 15th December until Monday 15th January.

We would like to wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you for your support in 2017

The 2017 Naitanui Cup

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The 2017 Naitanui Cup was held at Leederville Oval on Friday 17 November.  The Cup was the successful culmination of a unique collaboration between the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) Metro Central, WAFC Metro North and the West Coast Eagles FC. The Naitanui Cup was designed by West Coast FC Game Development Manager, Adam Selwood and WAFC Community Development Manager, Isaac Stewart to supply Indigenous and Multicultural players with exposure to talent identification opportunities at East Perth FC, Perth FC, Subiaco FC, Swan Districts FC and eventually the West Coast Eagles FC.


The Naitanui Cup showcased the cultural diversity of WAFC Metro Central and North with 100 Indigenous and Multicultural participants aged 12 to 15 strutting their stuff under lights at Leederville Oval. The participants seized the opportunity to showcase their athleticism and skill to WAFC Talent Managers and West Coast FC Game Development staff. The diversity of Naitanui Cup was highlighted by the backgrounds of participants including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Sudanese & Vietnamese.


The Naitanui Cup saw the participation of kids with a diverse array of skills, with some being exposed to AFL in 2017 and other playing Junior Football and WAFL Colts or 16s Development. The WAFC hopes to exploit the success of the Naitanui Cup and boost Youth participation by linking participants to Junior Clubs in 2018. The WAFC wishes to recognise its key partners including the Chung Wah Association, City of Perth, City of Vincent, Edmund Rice Centre, Indian Society of WA, John Carey MLA, Tim Hammond MP and West Coast Eagles for supporting the 2017 Naitanui Cup.


“The Naitanui Cup showcased the diverse array of exciting Indigenous and Multicultural players who exist at Youth Community Clubs and WAFL Development Squads in Metro Central and North. The Naitanui Cup produces a number of significant outcomes for WA Football including Fan Development, Club Participation and Talent Identification. The Naitanui Cup was a massive success in 2017, but we hope the expansion of Naitanui In-School and After-School will drive more Youth participation and strengthen WAFL and AFL pathways.” 

Do Ladbrokes Back The Royals? You Bet!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Ladbrokes and the Royals have teamed up in a landmark partnership which will see vital funds put back into grass roots football

If you’re a keen punter,  enjoy using Western Australia’s favourite betting app and help out the Royals at the same time! 

New Sponsor

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:25 AM

East Perth is excited to announce that we have partnered with Beastwear’s Flag Division for the 2018 season

Since 1974, Beastwear have strived to provide a high level of service and a quality product. They manufacture to order a vast range of flags used by business, schools, the government, military, hospitals, councils, sports clubs, racing teams etc.

The club is working with this new partner to deliver on a range of flags and merchandise options, something that has been absent from our Team Store for a number of years.

If you would like to recommend a product for the club to stock check out and email with your suggestions.

Remember to mention East Perth FC when doing any business with the group so that Beastwear will offer us an even better deal in 2019