WAFC Commissioner Elections

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The West Australian Football Commission, the controlling body of football in Western Australia, is seeking expressions of interest from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a Commissioner.  The role of the Commission is to oversee the promotion, development and management of football throughout the State and provide guidance, planning and leadership to all levels of the game.

Football in WA is currently going through its most significant period of reform since the introduction of the Perth-based AFL teams. In addition to AFL football relocating to Perth Stadium in 2018, a 5-year WAFC Strategic Plan has been developed that sets a new vision for football in WA under the 3 strategic pillars of Engagement, Talent & Sustainability. The role of Commissioner is therefore a unique opportunity for highly committed individuals to play a role in shaping and leading the future of football in WA.

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Reserves Coach Expression of Interest

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:22 AM
The East Perth Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the position of Reserves Head coach at the East Perth Football Club for the 2019 WAFL season.
The East Perth Football Club enters an exciting period ahead as we move forward once more as a standalone club within the WAFL competition. The club prides itself on the development and promotion of our young footballers and a continued focus on personal development both on and off the field.
As the Reserves Head Coach, you will be responsible for overseeing the clubs Reserve side during the week and on match days. You will be required to work closely with Club’s Head Coach Jeremy Barnard and other assistants within the senior program.
Your relationship with the Senior Coach will be vital in helping to identify opportunities for improvement in individual players. You will work closely with the player and individual line coaches to get the best outcome. Feedback and direct communication with players is critical to succeeding in this role.
You will also be encouraged to continue to develop all aspects of your coaching in a supportive, developing environment.
Suitable applicants must possess: 
Effective communication skills.
Ability to lead and influence.
Understand talented athlete identification.
Demonstrate structured and sequential planning within a football season.
Strong knowledge of coaching techniques and strategies.
Understanding of skill development learning strategies.
Understanding of the WAFC Talent Pathway
Ability to use vision to educate and instruct players and coaches.
Minimum Level 2 AFL Coach Accreditation
If you are interested in becoming the Reserves Head Coach, please email a maximum 2-page document outlining your experience, key attributes and coaching philosophy to the club.
Expressions of interest are to be submitted no later than Sunday 4th November 5.00pm to wharris@eastperthfc.com.au
All applicants will be kept strictly confidential however; referees may be contacted should you be successful in obtaining an interview. 
For any further information, please contact Ward Harris, Football Operations Manager, during office hours on 0413 635 113

Be A Part Of History

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:36 AM

EAST PERTH will celebrate its return to a ‘Traditional’ club, by wearing a one-off jumper with the names of our members printed on it for our first home match at Leederville Oval of 2019.

For the first time in the club’s history, members have the opportunity to have their name printed on the actual playing guernsey for just $30.

This offer is open to everyone who signs up as a member for 2019 before the 14th of December 2018. Spots are limited, so sign up today to ensure your name is a part of history! *Information on how Lifetime Members can get their names on the jumper will be posted out shortly.

Members will be able to buy replica jumpers through the Team Store.

The game worn jumpers will be auctioned off during our Online Auction later in the year.

Be A Part Of History

Below is the membership renewal or sign up options for 2019


  1. Go to https://membership.eastperthfc.com.au/
  2. Select the membership you would like
  3. Add it to your cart
  4. Login or fill out your details
  5. At checkout, click on the ‘Donation’ box (shown below) and type ‘30’ for 1 member to go on the jumper ’60’ for 2 members. Please note Junior members are also $30 to be placed on the jumper

  1. Submit


  1. Call the East Perth Office on (08) 9443 2259 between 9.00am and 4.30pm and speak to Jane, Paulyne or James
  2. They will fill out your details and take payment over the phone

In Person

  1. Visit our Office and Team Store at Leederville Oval, 246 Vincent Street Leederville between 9.00am and 4.30pm and speak to Jane, Paulyne or James
  2. Fill out a 2019 Membership Form
  3. We will process your payment on the spot

‘The Members are the backbone of our club’ CEO Dean Turner commented ‘The club is entering a new chapter of our history. We want all East Perth Members and Supporters to be a part of that.’

‘Our distinctive jumper is a source of pride for East Perth’ Mr Turner said, ‘I personally can’t wait to be a part of it and look forward to all our members joining with me.’

The Club will also be implementing ‘Milestone Lanyards’. For each 10 years of service, members will receive a different coloured lanyard. The colours are as follows

  • New Members – 9 Years – Blue
  • 10 years - 19 years – Black
  • 20 years – 29 years – White
  • 30 years – 39 years – Bronze
  • 40 years – 49 years – Silver
  • 50 years and more - Gold

Unsure about which Membership to get? Complete our Membership Helper below to find out which Membership suits you

WAFL assessing AFL rule changes

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Historically, rule changes implemented by the AFL have been adopted in the WAFL competition following a period of review and assessment.

In line with this approach, the West Australian Football Commission’s Football Affairs Committee will review the rule changes announced by the AFL and assess how these may be applied to the WAFL competition as early as 2019.

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WAFL top draft prospects star in State Combine

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:26 PM

2018 Subiaco Colts Premiership player Wil Hickmott and Next Generation Academy player Jason Carter were among the players to impress at this year’s NAB AFL State Draft Combine on Sunday, October 14.

Hickmott recorded top results in the 20 metre Sprint,  Agility test and Yo-Yo test, while Carter finished on top in the Vertical Jump and Running Vertical Jump and also impressed in the 20m Sprint.

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Players gear up for AFL State Combine

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Twenty-one WAFL players will undergo testing at the 2018 AFL State Draft Combine this Sunday.

The WA invites include 11 WA State Academy players including Regan Spooner, Ethan Hansen and Luke Moore who were all standouts in the 2018 NAB AFL National 18s Championship Series earlier this year.

Congratulations to East Perth's own Louis Miller who will undergo body composition testing and then take part in speed, agility, power and endurance tests.

Following the tests, players will then speak with AFL Club representatives.

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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


Media Statement - Appointment of Senior Coach

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM
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Barnard Back In The Blue and Black

East Perth Football Club has been preparing for its return to a standalone club since deciding earlier this year to finalise its partnership with the West Coast Eagles.

These preparations have included seeking a head coach to lead East Perth Football Club beyond our partnership with the West Coast Eagles, as early as the 2019 season.

In anticipation of the final decision of the WAFC relating to a 10th team in the WAFL competition, East Perth Football Club is pleased to announce that 3-time Premiership Captain Jeremy Barnard will coach East Perth for the next three seasons. 

After an illustrious 221 game career at the Royals including the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Premierships, a State game, two-time WAFL Team of the Year inclusions (Captain 2003), East Perth Life Membership and induction into the East Perth Hall of Fame in 2010, Jeremy moved to Victoria, continuing to play with Strathmore in the EDFL where he added another two Premierships to his list of playing achievements.

Barnard began coaching in 2008 as Senior Coach at Strathmore, leading the club to a Preliminary Final. Between 2009-11 he held various positions within the coaching structure of VFL clubs Sandringham and Williamstown including development roles, Midfield Coach, Backline Coach and Senior Assistant Coach with continued success. In 2012 Jeremy moved into Development roles, firstly with the Victorian Metro Academy then for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup. 

In 2015 he took up the role of Head Coach of the Sandringham Dragons, winning the 2016 Premiership, qualifying for the Grand Final in 2017 and reaching the Preliminary Final in 2018. Some of the players of note to have played under Jeremy’s tenure are Andrew McGrath (#1 2016 National Draft), Andrew and Hamish Brayshaw (#2 2017 National Draft & #67 2017 National Draft), Tim Taranto (#2 2016 National Draft), Will Setterfield, Jack Scrimshaw, Oliver Florent and Harley Balic just to name a few.

Over his coaching career to date, Jeremy has completed all the steps to become an AFL Endorsed, Level 3 AFL High Performance Coach and comes to East Perth as a highly credentialed and recommended Head Coach.

'The Club is excited to have secured Jeremy's services.' CEO Dean Turner said. 'Not only does he have a tremendous playing and coaching resumé, but he is East Perth through and through. He will be an important part of our Club as we look to the next chapter in our rich history.'


Simply Energy Talent Carnival results

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Emerging young footballers were recently put to the test in the 2018 Simply Energy WA Football League Talent Carnival.

The carnival, conducted between the nine WAFL Clubs, saw under 14s and 15s compete in three rounds.

The carnival helps introduce players to the talent pathway and emphasises the fundamentals of the game in a competitive match-day environment.

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AFL Draft Combine results

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 9:54 AM

West Australian players showcased their talent at the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium this week.

Perth's Luke English impressed in the Yo-Yo test, finishing equal second with Geelong Falcons' Sam Walsh on level 22-1.

English ranked fifth in the two-kilometre time trial clocking 6mins 11secs, Claremont's Jordan Clark not far behind on 6mins 14secs.

Listed below is the Top 10 results for all tests and seperate results for each WA player.

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