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2016 East Perth District Wrap Up

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:13 PM

The East Perth District recorded 17,406 participants in football competitions and programs during 2016,  representing growth of 15.41% on 2015. The District successfully coordinated the following competitions, programs  and events in 2016.


  •   Junior Football Competition Yr3-Yr12 (All Season)
  •   Female U/12’s and U/15’s Competition (All Season)
  •   Champions League Competition (March) 
  •   Year 7 Football Academy (April and July) 
  •   Royals Coaching Academy (All Season)
  •   Royals Coaching Roadshows (May-June) 
  •   Royals Indigenous Academies (Feb-April) 
  •   Bakari Royals Multicultural School Academy (July-September) 
  •   Bakari Royals ‘ALL STARS’ Multicultural Development Squad (November) 
  •   Primary School ‘Eagles Cup’ Competition (April-June)
  •   Primary School ‘Dockers Cup’ Girls Carnival x3 (All Season)
  •   Primary School Junior Club Transition Programs (August-November) 
  •   High School ‘Dockers Cup’ Girls Carnival (September)
  •   High School ‘Dockers Cup’ Competition (August-September) 
  •   High School ‘Eagles’ Schoolboys Cup (May-June) 
  •   Langley Park – Auskick Gala Day Spectacular (July)
  •   Central Conference – Auskick Gala Day x 2 at Langley Park (July)
  •   Royals Family Fun Day and Parade Day at Medibank Stadium (June) 
  •   Club Day at the WAFL and Junior Little League (All Season)
  •   Footy Fundamentals Program (All Season)
  •   AFL 9’s Social Sport Competition (All Season) 
  •   In-School Auskick Centres x8 (All Season)
  •   Promotional School Assemblies and Clinics x50 (All Season)
  •   District Awards Night (September) 


The East Perth District would like to thank the following committee members, staff and volunteers for their hard 
work and commitment to football in our district in 2016. 

District Football Development Committee (DFDC)
Luke McNiece (District Chair), Ang Barbaro (Competition Director), Troy Starcevich (Assistant Competition Director),  Paul Robinson (Senior Club Delegate), Geoff Abbott (District Coaching Coordinator), David O’Reilly’ (Umpires Manager), Belinda Goddard (Junior Competition Coordinator/Registrar), Lyndall Jones (Umpiring Administrator)

Royals District Staff
Isaac Stewart (Metro Central CDM), Scott Faulkner (Metro Central DOM), Corey Ranger (Development Officer),  Shaun Norman (Community Development Officer, Lachlan Rigg (AFL 9’s Coordinator) 

DFDC EPFC Representatives
Dean Turner (EP Delegate), Jo Barbaro (EP Delegate) & Clint Degebrodt (Talent Manager)

District Support
Matt Gray (Bakari Royals Coach), Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls (Nicky Winmar Coach), Kristen Nelson (Kirby Bentley Coach),  Natalie Ryder (UWA Placement), Daniel Ross (AFL 9’s Umpire), Martyn Tompkins (AFL 9’s Umpire), Nic Barbaro (Junior Finals Support), Michael Gladwell (Coach Support), Peter Hardy (Year 7 Academy Coach).


Go Royals!
Corey Ranger (Development Officer Royals District) 


View 2016 AGM Junior Competition Director Report and EPDFDC Chairman Report

Royals Insider Pre-Season Video

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:24 AM


Royals Insider takes a look at the boys pre-season training ahead of the 2017 season!


Royals Recruits

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:55 PM

East Perth has capped off a stellar year by having 3 of our local zone players recruited onto AFL lists.

Sam Powell-Pepper from Mt Hawthorn JFC was selected at pick 18 by Port Adelaide. The hard as nails midfielder is an exciting prospect and the Club will watch with enthusiasm to see what Sam can do at the Power.

Tom Gorter from Kojonup was selected at pick 12 of the Rookie Draft by the West Coast Eagles. Making his League debut half way through last year Tom became an integral part of the senior team, culminating with a best afield performance against eventual Premiers, Peel Thunder in the Elimination Final. Tom also won the East Perth Best First Year Player award. Tom is the first player to be drafted onto an AFL list from Kojonup.

Tarir Bayok was selected as a Category B International Rookie. Born in Sudan, Tarir came to East Perth through the Ellenbrook Dockers. The speedster made recruiters sit up and take notice by posting the second fastest 20m sprint in Combine history at this year’s state screening.

‘It’s pleasing for us and the clubs in our zone to have three young men drafted into the AFL’ Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett said. ‘We wish Sam all the best at the Power. He is a fantastic person and is always welcome at East Perth.’ 

‘It is exciting to see Tom and Tarir be drafted by the Eagles. It’s an outstanding and well deserved achievement for these boys. It’s great for East Perth because the club can continue to watch, support and be involved in some way as the boys continue to develop to reach their potential.’


East Perth Woman's Football Club

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Have you ever thought about playing football?

Are you over the age of 14 and wanting to give footy a go?

We’d love to see some new faces down at training.   Join us for Pre-Season Training starting Wednesday 7 Dec @ Altone Park from 6pm, Oval 3


We're back and ready to get in shape for a big 2017 season. All skill levels are welcome.

View Flyer EPWFC Flyer & Follow Us On Facebook for all updates. 

Colts & Dynasty Update

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Both the Colts and 16s programs have begun with successful inductions over 2 sessions capturing over 150 players and their families.


Adam Pickering has returned to lead the Colts and has embraced the big numbers that have engaged with the program pre-Christmas as the squad prepares themselves for season 2017.


Nick Cox has also returned to head the 16s program. The 16s Program is now referred to by the WAFC as the year 10/11 WAFL Carnival. An East Perth representative side for this carnival will be selected from the ‘Monarchs’ squad, which is at the top of the East Perth Football Club’s ‘Royal Dynasty Program’. The ‘Royals Dynasty Program’ aims to increase foster talent, increase football knowledge and develop outstanding characters within the East Perth zones.


The inductions included an introduction and welcome to the club by East Perth Talent Manager Clint Degebrodt. Following this Adam and Nick spoke to their respective groups about expectations and objectives for 2017. The players were then given information on nutrition, not only how to prepare for training and games but also what they should be doing during the week. The boys then made their way onto Leederville Oval for testing and skills sessions with some terrific preseason times and pleasing results all round.


Sessions for the 16s and Colts players residing in the South West have also begun. These sessions are conducted by lead by Clint Degebrodt and South West Talent Manager Jamie Douse. Douse has been impressed with the condition and touch of the returning players, “A few of the boys have had a really good rest after the season and still returned with some good 2km times. They are also handling the ball nicely for this time of year."


The sessions in the South West are for talented players residing in Augusta, Yallingup, Dunsborough Busselton and Margaret River and aim to increase the groups ball and contact skills as well as the knowledge and understanding of football. The early signs are promising and the Club is confident we will see a continuation of the strong representation from this area again in 2017. 


Josh Rayson has begun preparing the Lower South West players for the upcoming season with strength, power, conditioning and skills sessions in Manjimup. Once again Jamie Douse lends his expertise to this group and players from Pemberton, Northcliffe, Manjimup, Bridgetown and Boyup Brook are strongly represented at these sessions. This will once again be reflected within the 16s and Colts Programs as Lower South West Players continue to be among the strong country presence in the 16s and Colts Programs.


The club is impressed and excited with the effort and the quality of the work being done by players, coaches and staff in the East Perth Development and Recruitment zones.

Royals Christmas Gift Ideas

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? East Perth have you sorted!

Purchase a 2017 East Perth Membership before 16th December and you will have it in time to put under the Christmas Tree.

This year all fully paid adult members will receive

  • A 2017 East Perth Members Cap (avaliable for collection January 2017)
  • East Perth lanyard
  • East Perth members sticker
  • Membership card

You can sign up online here or download the 2017 Membership Form and send it back to the club


We have other great gift idea including East Perth polos, jackets, caps, stubbie holders & much much more. We even do gift vouchers!


Call the club on 9443 2259 or pop into the team store 246 Vincent Street Leederville. 

Club Statement on 6PR Report

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:38 AM

The Club is aware of a report on 6PR yesterday suggesting it is seeking to play home games at the WACA as early as next year.

There is no truth to the report. The Club has no plans at this time to move.

2017 East Perth AGM - Sunday 12 February 2017

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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

Sunday 12th of February 2017

Commencing at 10.30am

In the Members Bar, Medibank Stadium, Leederville

All financial members for season 2017 are welcome to attend

Royals Sign Super 6

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:20 AM

It’s been a big week off field at the Royals. Six key players to our 2017 ambitions and beyond have signed new contracts to remain at the East Perth Football Club.

The club is pleased to announce that last year’s Co-Captain Kyle Anderson has signed with the club for a further two years. He will be joined in 2017 by senior player Nathan Blee, young Royals on the rise Callum Hart and Julian Ameduri, 2-time Eric Smith medallist Tom Hodgson and Asher Samelko have also committed to the club in a major boost for the Royals chances in 2017.

After an injury plagued 2016 Kyle Anderson will be keen to re-join the main group and lead from the front. One of the best backmen in the WAFL competition, Andersons leadership as well as his innate ability to win contests and neutralise oppositions attacks will be pivotal to the Royals success in 2017. 

The signing of Nathan Blee is another big boost for the club. Blee is a highly talented player having played AFL football for Port Adelaide and being twice in the Top 3 of the FD Book Medal in recent years, he can play on the wing and as a versatile defender and was sought after by several clubs in the off season before recommitting to the Royals this week. 

Emerging senior players and leaders Callum Hart and Julian Ameduri are two players keen to cement a permanent spot in the East Perth League team. Both players have played some very good football at senior level over the last couple of seasons. Being able to produce this level of football consistently will be a key for these two local talents.

Tom Hodgson has won consecutive Reserves Best and Fairest and will be keen to add to his one League game from 2015 this season. A hard and relentless midfielder, everyone is confident that when ‘Hodgy’ gets his chance he will take it with both hands. Tall Asher Samelko is a name Royals supporters will get used to hearing over the coming years. Having taken some incredible marks last season, the club is keen to showcase his athletic abilities in 2017.

Royals Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett said “I am rapt to be able to announce these key player re signings to our members and supporters, all 6 of the above-mentioned players are fantastic role models and highly talented footballers and I look forward to strong seasons from them in 2017” 

“The attitude of our senior playing group has been nothing short of outstanding in the off season, and all senior/key players are now contracted and ready to begin pre-season training with the football club, I also look forward to the development of our exciting colts group from last season when they join the senior squad for their first senior pre-season in the next week”

Senior training starting on the 21st of November. Membership for 2017 is now open. Join up today by clicking here, over the phone by calling (08) 9443 2259 or call into the club at 246 Vincent Street in Leederville and show you are ‘Black and Blue, Through and Through’ 


AMRFC Coaching Position

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Augusta Margaret River Football club is seeking applications for the senior coaching position for 2017.

We are seeking applicants who:

  • Are committed to building culture and success on and off the field.
  • Demonstrate quality leadership.
  • Have a strong understanding of modern strategies and tactics of AFL and have the ability to teach these strategies and tactics through game based scenarios.
  • Will develop our younger players
  • Have the ability to work closely with the committee and leadership group to achieve goals in the areas of recruitment, training and selection.

An attractive remuneration package is available to the successful applicant.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Applications close 15th December 2016.

Apply to:  Steve 0427573435, email