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Wellingham Signs For 2 Years

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:34 AM

East Perth are excited to announce the key signing of AFL premiership player Sharrod Wellingham with the Royals for the next 2 seasons. 

Sharrod played a total of 171 AFL games with Collingwood and West Coast after being drafted through the Rookie Draft in 2006. Wellingham played a pivotal role in Collingwood’s 2010 Premiership side.

‘Being able to secure a player of Sharrod’s calibre to join our list as an East Perth player is a tremendous addition to our senior playing squad’ Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett said. 

‘His pace, elite foot skills and strong attack at the contest and ball will be a genuine asset to us through the midfield. Sharrod’s experience and on field leadership will be invaluable for our younger players in and around the football club and we look forward to him having a strong impact on field next season and beyond”

Wellingham played 7 games for East Perth last season averaging 23 disposals and 3 tackles a game. 

He will join the rest of the squad at pre-season training starting on the 20th of November.

2018 East Perth Membership is Now Open

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Membership is the backbone of our great club. Our members have always been East Perth's greatest strength. We encourage all our supporters to sign up as members for the 2018 Season.

There are exciting developments happening behind the scenes at the club for 2018. Being a member you will be the first to know all the news from 'The Mighty Royals'

The Club has been busy implementing a new membership system to make it easier for you to renew and stay in touch with the club during the course of the 2018 season. Follow the simple steps below to renew your membership online. 

1. Go to
2. Type in the email address you provided the club
3. Click 'Forgot Password' and follow the steps to register
If you have already got an account with our Team Store, you are able to login using these details.

Once you have completed your details and payment you will receive a confirmation email.

As this is a new system we ask all our members to ensure your details are correct. If there is an error you are unable to correct please contact the club and we will amend accordingly.

JLT Sign On For 2 Years

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The Club is pleased to announce that long time sponsor JLT Australia have signed on for a further 2 years.

'JLT signing on for two more years is a great result for the Club' CEO Dean Turner said. 'Their continued support and assistance in the clubs Risk Management and Insurances is a key component in assuring the Clubs continued sustainability and success.

JLT use insight, intelligence and creativity to provide expert advice, insurance broking, risk management, employee benefit solutions and claims services.

They focus on the sectors where we know we can make the greatest difference. Working in partnership with their clients we manage key risks, act as their intermediary with insurers and reinsurers and provide related risk management, analytical, advisory and other services.

Their specialist, sector specific insight, together with their size and scale, gives them substantial strength in the marketplace.

West Cape Howe Wines - East Perth Members Offer

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:20 PM


West Cape Howe Wines have a special Christmas offer for East Perth Members.


Call the Club 9443 2259 or Download Royals Order Form


2017 Naitanui In-School program

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:27 AM

The Naitanui In-School program was developed by the WA Football Commission, Royals District & West Coast Eagles to promote AFL to culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) boys aged 11-15.


The Royals District delivered the Naitanui In-School program to more than 200 boys and girls in Year 7, 8 and 9 in Terms 2 & 3 at Aranmore CC, Dianella SC & Ellenbrook SC. In Term 4, Royals District Development Officer Corey Ranger and Community Development Officer Daniel Marie will deliver the Naitanui After-School program at Altone Park in Beechboro.


The Naitanui After-School program will provide CaLD kids with opportunities to develop their AFL skills prior to the Naitanui Cup, which debuts at Medibank Stadium on the 17th November.


If you would like to know more information on the Naitanui Program (Formally the Bakari Royals Program), please contact Royals District Development Officer, Corey Ranger on


Royals District AFL 9s Update

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The Spring season of North Perth AFL 9s in the Royals District is currently underway at Charles Veryard Reserve in North Perth, with 36 teams competing across the 2 nights.

AFL 9s is a non-contact, social AFL game with modified rules, designed to allow people of all abilities to participate. Teams play under lights with 9 players a side, and is a great way for men and women to stay fit.

The season kicked off on October 9th and saw lots of old faces return to the competition, as well as a large number of new teams competing.

North Perth 9s, which runs on both Monday and Wednesday nights, and has both mixed and men’s competitions running on both nights.

We are still welcoming new teams, so sign yourself up if you want to get a team together!

2017 Development Review

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Our Year 8, 9 and 10 Development teams played in the WAFL Development Carnival during the school holidays against Subiaco, East Fremantle, Claremont and a team from the South West. The WAFC’s Carnival objectives are to provide opportunities for the selected players to test themselves against the best emerging young footballers in a competitive match day environment that also develops and showcases each individual’s talents regardless of shape or size. East Perth also view this carnival and our program as an opportunity to improve our most talented players and to prepare them to play in the WAFL 16s and beyond.

Each club fields five teams. The Year 8 and Year 9 squads are split into two teams based on the age of players. Guided by Talent Manager Mick Moylan, East Perth were fortunate to have Head Coaches Michael Gladwell (Year 8’s), Geoff Abbott (Year 9’s) and Tony Sireon (Year 10). The Club is thankful for their efforts. The club is also grateful for our wonderful group of volunteers who helped coach and manage the teams. For the Year 8’s thank you too Tori Audino, Kenzie Dann, Jordan Peach, Mostyn Nannup, Aiden Halligan, Don Mcfall, Jordan Tabarra, Phil Clarke and Chris Cable. Year 9’s Derek Mathieson, Gemma Francis, Mick Watson, Nick Cox, Wendy Robertson, Dan Biddle and for the year 10 group Rob Marrocco and Reece Phoenix. Former Colts players James Kenny, Kade May and Cassidy Thompson were runners for the Y9s and our Club Trainers provided medical support.

Our Year 8 and Year 9 teams came from our Metro zone and our Year 10 team combined Metro and Country (Leeuwen and Lower South West) zoned players. Some Year 9 boys played games with the Year 10’s in preparation for the 2018 WAFL 16’s carnival.

Each team had objectives designed to help players move from school and community competitions to the Talent Pathway.

Our Year 8 teams were hoping to improve their ball security, team structures and balance around contests.

The Year 9 teams focus was to win one on one contests; to use controlled, shorter, angled kicks and to learn how team structures help us to move the ball and to defend our opponents.

The objectives for the Year 10’s were preparing the players to play at higher levels, adjusting for the increased speed and intensity in comparison to community level games and to understand the importance of decision making in maintaining possession of the football.

All our teams showed big improvements in each of their key areas over the carnival, which is a great credit to the players and coaches.

Outstanding performances were from Jedd Busslinger, Shayden Garlett, Tennessee Kickett, Deekyn Finnamore and Jordyn Baker (2004 born Y8); Jayden Peak, Anthony Campeotto, Taj Worsfold, Malcolm Garlett, Richard Farmer and Arthur Garlett (2003 Y8s); Riley May, Sidney Roberts, Jake Littleton, Daniel O’Loughlin and Ethan Sherwood (2003 Y9s); Tom Druzianich, Jy Thompson, Luke Lombardi, Dylan Walker and Lewis Tester (2002 Y9s) and Kalani Brooks, Kade Dittmar, Adam Boules, Jaylen Colegate, Cody Nash and Michael Thomas (Y10).

Carnival results can be viewed at

East Perth would like to thank all players, parents and volunteers for their efforts during and leading up to the Carnival.

2017 FD Book Medal Night

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The 2017 FD Book Medal has finished in an exciting 3-way tie. Julian Ameduri, Nathan Blee and Fraser McInnes could not be separated on 29 votes at the end of one of the closest counts in memory. The club was fortunate enough to have Alan and Laurie Book, two of Fred Book’s sons on stage to present the medals. There was also a tie for the minor places with Co-Captain Patrick McGinnity and Will Maginness finishing on 27 votes.

It was deserved reward for our 3 winners who have all had different paths and seasons on their way to join the Legends of East Perth who are FD Book Medallists.

Nathan Blee was our most consistent and reliable player throughout 2017. Playing every position on the field his versatility and willingness to put team needs above his own game did not go unnoticed by the coaching staff and teammates. A product of the East Perth zone from Ballaura JFC, Nathan burst into the League team in 2011 quickly becoming one of the leading back man in the WAFL competition. At the end of that season he was drafted by Port Adelaide sending 2 years on the list finishing with 6 AFL games. On his return to Perth, Nathan said he was only ever going to come back to East Perth. By his own admission 2016 was a disappointing year for Blee, however in a true sign of his character Nathan bounced back and had his best season with the Royals to date.

Quality big men are hard to find at State league level. Through our partnership with the West Coast Eagles, Fraser McInnes has played with East Perth since 2014. Known as the ‘Work Horse’ for his work ethic, Fraser was regularly used at both ends of the ground as well as through the ruck. Most noticeably off field it is clear to see Fraser has embraced the club and its culture and was a popular winner.

Perhaps the story of the Royals 2017 season is the rise of Julian Ameduri. Coming to East Perth from Noranda JFC, Ameduri debuted for the Colts in 2011. Julian made his league debut in 2014 and managed 17 games before this season. Playing the first three games in the Reserves, Julian forced his way into the League team and quickly cemented his spot in the side through his attack and pressure on the contest. Typifying this was his 17 tackles in Round 10. Winning an FD Book after 34 league games is a tremendous achievement.

Tied for the Outstanding Play Award was Patrick McGinnity and Will Maginness. Pat unfortunately had an injury interrupted year and played through pain at the back end of the year in the mould of East Perth Legend Craig Wulff. Maginness showed the East Perth faithful what he is capable of this season and everyone is excited to see what Will can achieve next year.

One of the highlights of last night was again the presentation of the ‘Jeremy Silcock Trademark Award’. Each week each player from the Reserves and League vote for the player who best demonstrates the team values that game. Mandy Anderson gave a rousing speech about her brother Jeremy and how much the football club and this award means to the Silcock Family. Patrick McGinnity, winning the award for a second year, was joined this year by Jordan Browne. This is a reflection on Pat’s commitment to the club and his teammates. First year player Browne spoke of how much he has enjoyed playing at East Perth this year and thanked the Club and the players for embracing him. Jordan also commented on how much he enjoys being a part of the culture and environment at the club and how excited he is to start pre-season.

Thank you to our MC Simon Beaumont who did a fantastic job hosting the night. Thank you to John and his team at Teramo Caterers for the wonderful food and to Ray and his team behind the bar. Congratulations to all the presenters and award winners and to Brian Moss from McRandompics for capturing photos of the night. It was an outstanding evening thoroughly enjoyed by the over 200 people who attended.

Full list of winners below

League Awards

League Coaches Award

Callum Hart

League Best First Year Player

Scott Jones

Best Club Man

Lewis Wilson

League Leading Goal Kicker

Tom Lamb 21 Goals

'George Law' Trainers Award

Lewis Wilson

Jeremy Silcock Award

Patrick McGinnity

Jordan Browne

Outstanding Play Award

Patrick McGinnity

William Maginness

FD Book Medallists

Julian Ameduri

Nathan Blee

Fraser McInnes

Reserves Awards

Outstanding Play Award

Nelson Waite

Daniel Russo

Outstanding Play Award

Mark Longbottom

Reserves Runner-Up

Taylor North

Eric Smith Medallist

Nathan Eaton

Colts Awards

Encouragement Award

Brennan Phillips

Colts Education Award

Kane La Fountaine-Roberts

Christian Ameduri

Damon Greaves

Best Club Man

Erick Bashimule

Outstanding Play Award

Mitchell Gupanis

Damon Greaves

Christian Ameduri

Harley Stack

Colts Runner-Up

Kane La Fontaine - Roberts

Hec Strempel Medal

Matthew Young

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. 

Preliminary Final East Perth vs Claremont

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:53 PM

This Sunday September 17 the East Perth Colts take on Claremont for a spot in the Grand Final.

Game starts at 9.15am

Members Bar, Food & Coffee will be available from 9am.

Merchandise will be available in the Members Bar we have a special Colts Final Sale – Don’t Miss Out!

$5 Corona Sale (*while stocks last) 



Our Members Bar will stay open for the

Reserves 11.50am Claremont vs Subiaco

League 2.40pm  South Fremantle vs Subiaco


Unfortunately as this is not an East Perth run match day our usual Members Parking and Ticket privileges do not apply. Present your East Perth Membership Card at the gate to receive discounted entry