FD Book Medal Night 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:17 AM

For the third time in the club’s history and the second time in two years, the FD Book Medal has finished in a three-way tie. Patrick McGinnity, Luke Partington and Matthew Allen tied on 30 votes ahead of 4th placed Brayden Ainsworth on 29 votes.

Co-Captain McGinnity found fitness and form at the back end of the year finishing strongly in the final rounds. The skipper showed his versatility throughout the year by being able to find the ball in the midfield but also go forward and kick crucial goals when needed. Midfielder Luke Partington capped off another stellar year in the blue and black. The Royals highest disposal getter for the year, averaged an impressive 25 touches per game. Damaging half forward/midfielder Matthew Allen relished being injury free in 2018. Leading the count for most of the night, he was a deserving winner as our most consistent performer for the season.

Brayden Ainsworth took home the only other Outstanding Play Award and was the obvious choice for Best First Year Player. Nathan Eaton was named Best Clubman and received the Trainer’s Award in a sign he is quickly becoming a leader within the group. Shayne Hille received the League Coaches Award. Will Maginness took out the Leading Goal Kicker award with a season tally of 26.

Taylor North won the Eric Smith Medal after being Runner Up in 2017 on 37 votes 1 ahead of 2017 Eric Smith Medal winner Nathan Eaton. In his first year of senior football, Christian Ameduri finished third on 34 votes. Ben Miller and Harley Stack ties for fourth on 33 votes.

In the Colts Jacob Msando was awarded the Hec Stremple Medal, collecting 31 votes, 6 votes ahead of Damon Greaves. In a good night for the Miller family, Louis Miller finished equal third in the Colts count with Jordan Hayden on 23 votes.

Thank you to John, Dora and the team at Teramo Caterers for their fantastic catering and service.

A big thank you to our MC for the evening Simon Beaumont, who did a tremendous job, as always

Full list of award winners below



FD Book Medalists - Donated by Tint-A-Car

  • Matthew Allen 30 Votes
  • Patrick McGinnity 30 Votes
  • Luke Partington 30 Votes

Outstanding Play Award

  • Brayden Ainsworth 29 Votes

Mussman-Gardiner Trophy (Best 1st Year Player)

  • Brayden Ainsworth

League Coaches Award

  • Shayne Hille

Best Clubman

  • Nathan Eaton

League Leading Goal Kicker

  • Will Maginness (26 Goals)

‘George Law ‘Trainers Award – SB to introduce Ken Cowley

  • Nathan Eaton

Jeremy Silcock Awards

  • Jarrod Brander
  • Taylor North


Eric Smith Medal – Donated by EPFC PP&OA

  • Taylor North 37 Votes

Runner-Up Best & Fairest - Donated by EPFC PP&OA  

  • Nathan Eaton 36 Votes

Outstanding Play - Donated by EPFC PP&OA

  • Christian Ameduri 34 Votes

Outstanding Play Award - Donated by EPFC PP&OA

  • Harley Stack 33 Votes
  • Ben Miller 33 Votes


Hec Strempel Medal (Best and Fairest)

  • Jacob Msando 31 Votes

Outstanding Play (Runner Up B&F)

  • Damon Greaves 25 Votes

Outstanding Play (B&F 2nd Runner Up)

  • Louis Miller 23 Votes
  • Jordan Hayden 23 Votes

Encouragement Award - Donated by WAFL Combined Past Players

  • Sebit Kuek

Country Development Award - Donated by Royals in Melbourne

  • Patrick Reilly
  • Cooper Sparks

Best Clubman

  • Kane Hughes

Trademark Award

  • Rueben Pasalich

Most Improved Player

  • Ashley Willcocks

Best First Year Player – Lyall Hunt Scholarship

  • Kyle Robinson


2018 WAFL Life Members honoured

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:40 PM

FIVE long-serving West Australian Football League identities were recently honoured with WAFL Life Membership at the 2018 Sandover Medal count.

Each of the new WAFL Life Members was nominated by their peers in recognition of their achievements and commitment to WA’s premier State League competition.

West Australian Football Commission Chairman Murray McHenry congratulated all of the new Life Members on receiving the honour and said they were highly deserving of the recognition.

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WA players attending AFL Draft Combine

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 9:14 AM

A total of 11 WAFL players will undertake testing at the NAB AFL National Draft Combine tomorrow, Tuesday October 2, to Friday October 5.

East Perth's Damon Greaves,pictured, earnt an invite along with Jordan Clark, following his impressive performance for WA at the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

Luke English and Sydney Stack who were selected for the All-Australians 18s team have also been invited.

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2018 WAFL Talent Carnival

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Emerging young footballers are being put to the test in this year's WA Football League talent carnival which kicked off Tuesday, September 25.

The carnival, conducted between the nine WAFL Clubs, will see under 14s and 15s compete in three games.

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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2018 Reserves Premiership

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:17 PM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO have made it back-to-back WAFL reserves premierships kicking the last two goals to overcome East Perth by 18 points at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

The Lions and Royals played out a dramatic and exciting second semi-final two weeks ago and it was a similarly tight and hard fought Grand Final contest between the Leederville Oval co-tenants.

That day two weeks ago saw Subiaco kick the opening eight goals of the game before East Perth stormed home to score a dramatic win to book their place in the Grand Final.

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WAFL Grand Final one-stop info shop for fans

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The count down is officially on!

This Sunday East Perth, Swans District,  Subiaco and West Perth will compete in the first ever McDonald's WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium.

It's set to be a great day packed full of fun! Live entertainment, fan competitions, giveaways and the first ever public kick-to-kick on the hallowed turf.

Check out the plan of attack for the day below.

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WAFL Grand Final tickets on sale!

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Purchase your tickets to the 2018 McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final today!

The 2018 League season-decider will be played at Optus Stadium at 2:40pm on Sunday, 23 September featuring the first every public kick-to-kick on the ground for fans.

The day will also include the Colts and Reserves Grand Final and heaps of activities for the fans to enjoy and celebrate WA Football.

Contact East Perth directly on 9443 2259 to pre purchase your tickets today!!

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Around the Grounds – WAFL Semi Finals

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:18 AM

TABtouch WAFL Semi Finals action gets underway this Sunday at Joondalup Arena and Leederville Oval and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions fans, friends and family can be part of.

Kick to kick is happening at all breaks and the Carlton Draught Schooner Suite Race will also be taking place at the Subiaco v South Fremantle clash.

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FD Book Medal Night

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The FD Book Medal night will be held on Thursday 4th October  in the East Perth Members Bar from 6pm. All members and supporters are welcome to attend the evening.

Enjoy a three course meal complemented by a fully stocked cash bar from 7.00pm as the Club celebrates the 2018 season
To secure your tickets, Supporters can purchase from our online shop. Alternatively please contact Jane on 9443 2259 or jhughes@eastperthfc.com.au

WAFL Reserves Grand Final confirmed for Optus Stadium

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The State Government, WAFL Clubs and West Australian Football Commission have united to ensure that the 2018 WAFL Reserves Grand Final is played at Optus Stadium on Sunday, September 23.
With the support of Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray, the State Government through its True Sport program, and Optus Stadium management, the Reserves Grand Final will be played prior to the WAFL Colts and League Grand Finals.
WAFC Chairman Murray McHenry said that Minister Murray and the State Government, together with the WAFL Clubs, had played an instrumental role in bringing the Reserves Grand Final to Optus Stadium.

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