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AGM

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:01 PM

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

Sunday 8th of February

Commencing at 10.30am

In the Members Bar, Medibank Stadium, Leederville

All members are welcome to attend

Augusta-Margaret River Job Vacancies

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:57 PM

The Augusta-Margaret River Hawks are currently advertising for Expressions of Interest for their League, Reserves and Colts coaching positions as well as for their Bar/Club Manager Role.

For further information

AMRFC Coaches Role - Coaching Positions

Bar/Club Manager Role - Bar/Club Manager Role 

 

BLK apparel partnership

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:02 PM

East Perth have partnered with BLK (Beyond Limits Known) who will provide the Royals with their apparel.

Owned by the WRS Group, BLK is an internationally recognised high performance sports apparel brand.

The organisation is the largest apparel supplier within the AFL. Brisbane, Richmond, Adelaide, the Gold Coast SUNS, the Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney’s apparel is all supplied by BLK.

East Perth Chief Executive Officer, Dean Turner, said the partnership with BLK would be of great benefit to the Club.

“We are ecstatic to have partnered with a company like BLK,” Turner said.

“The sports apparel our players, coaches, staff, members and supporters wear helps to define us as a football club and makes us proudly East Perth. It’s a pleasure to have BLK provide us with their apparel.

“They are a worldwide brand and one which we are very proud to be associated with”, he said.

BLK merchandise will be available in the new year. For more information visit blksport.com

New Colts Coach Appointed

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:01 PM

East Perth have appointed a new Colts coach, Patrick Litherland.

Litherland has coached at East Perth and in the East Perth district since 2006 in a variety of roles, including Colts assistant and Reserves assistant as well as coaching the 14s, 15s and 16s development squads for a number of seasons.

Locally, he has coached the Coolbinia Bombers and the Noranda Hawks in the East Perth district.

East Perth Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett said that the appointment would be of benefit to the development of our up and coming young players.

“The Club is really pleased to have Patrick as our new colts coach."

“He is a great example of someone who is committed to coaching all the way through the talent pathway and someone who is really committed and passionate about coaching youth aged players and we have full confidence that Patrick will do a fantastic job developing our next breed of talented Colts", he said.

Top Moments of 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:47 PM

The 2014 WAFL premiership season was a roller-coaster ride for East Perth and although it was not our year, there were many memorable moments that kept Royals fans on their toes and left plenty to look forward to as we head into season 2015.

Here's our choice of the 2014 season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE’S 100TH

2014 was a year of reward for Busselton’s Brendan Lee. The co-captain not only celebrated his 100th league game with a big win over Perth at Lathlain Park in Round 21, but he also was given the honour of captaining the state in their huge victory over the NEAFL in Sydney in May.

MOSS RETURNS

Nothing made East Perth fans happier in 2014 than the return of one of their own. Garry Moss’ 2013 was cut short after suffering an ACL injury and missing the grand final. But a determined Mossy, bided his time in the reserves building up match fitness and returned to the league side in the July win over South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium. Unfortunately for Moss just six games later he was again sidelined with a finger injury.

PAYNE CLAIMS BOOK MEDAL

Steven Payne took his football to elite levels on the wing this season and was rewarded in October when the 24-year-old claimed the FD Book Medal. Payne averaged 25 possessions a game in 2014 and only three times did he slip under 20 with highs of 35 in Round 21, 32 in Round 10, 32 in Round 18 and 30 in Round 7.

THE DEBUTANTS

There were five local debutants in 2014 for the Royals. Steven Wityk, Jackson Slater, Julian Ameduri, Beau Chatley and Tom Shanahan all played their first senior game this season. 19-year old, Tom Shanahan (three games), was a standout, kicking two goals from 13 possessions in his debut against Perth in Round 21. 

FOUNDATION DAY DERBY 

Foundation Day football set up another blockbuster clash between bitter foes East Perth and West Perth. West Perth were at the beginning of their spiral down the ladder as East Perth were beginning to hit their stride towards 10 in a row. The Royals trailed all day and were three points behind at the final change in glorious conditions at Arena Joondalup. An inspired last quarter of four goals to one had the Royals charging home to a 16-point win against the Falcons.

The Reserves also claimed a magnificent 4-point win in the dying seconds of the match.

MILESTONE MEN

2014 was a year of player milestones for East Perth. Along with Lee, forward Josh Smith also celebrated 100 WAFL games with 20 of those as a Falcon. Local players Kyle Anderson, Steven Payne and Brett Dobson saw out their 50th game early on in the season, while Blayne Wilson, Scott Lycett and Fraser McInnes also made the half century.

WET AND WILD AGAINST WEST PERTH

East Perth was dealt a difficult draw at the majority of home matches in 2014 where weather was concerned and Round 18 was no different. Torrential rain turned the oval into a swamp as the Royals overcame the Falcons keeping them to one goal for three quarters. For the record, West Perth finished 2.6 (18) to East Perth’s 5.9 (39) in tough conditions. 

 

Top Ten: FD Book Medal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:54 PM

We breakdown the top ten of the 2014 FD Book Medal in our player review.

Steven Payne

24-year old, Steven Payne, was rewarded in October when he claimed the FD Book Medal as the Royals' fairest and best winner. Payne, an Augusta / Margaret River product, made his league debut in 2011 and this season averaged 25 possessions a game, only three times did he slip under 20, with highs of 35 in Round 21, 32 in Round 10, 32 in Round 18 and 30 in Round 7.

Craig Wulff

For 246-game veteran, Craig Wulff, 2014 was his 12th season. Wulff finished runner up in the FD Book Medal and averaged 24 disposals, kicking 18 goals in one of the best seasons of his career and the 31-year old is poised to play on in 2015.

Nathan Blee

In Nathan Blee’s first year back from Port Adelaide, he was a pillar in the backline and stood tall when fellow defender Kyle Anderson missed games through injury. Blee averaged 19 possessions in defense and even found himself on the scoreboard with his first career goal in Round 3.

Paul Johnson

Ruckman, Paul Johnson, had a big year again in 2014 sharing his duties with Callum Sinclair, Scott Lycett and Fraser McInnes. The big man averaged 23 disposals and kicked 14 goals in his third season at the Royals.

Fraser McInnes

Coach Brian Dawson experimented with positions for big man and West Coast Eagles listed player, Fraser McInnes, this season. McInnes was used in a utility role mainly in the forward line but also ventured down back and pitched in to ruck when required. He averaged 13 possessions in 2014 and kicked 28 goals.

Mitch Fraser

For 20-year old, Mitch Fraser, 2014 was just his second season playing league football. The Busselton youngster averaged 13 disposals, took 83 marks and had 46 tackles in 20 matches. His best game came in Round 15 against Peel Thunder where he gathered 23 touches.

Brendan Lee

2014 was a year of reward for Busselton’s Brendan Lee. The co-captain not only celebrated his 100th league game with a big win over Perth at Lathlain Park in August, but he also was given the honour of captaining the state in their huge victory over the NEAFL in Sydney in May. Despite playing just 16 games this season having missed with injury, Lee average 26 disposals and kicked five goals. 

Freddie Clutterbuck

A vital member of the midfield, wingman Freddie Clutterbuck averaged 19 disposals in 2014, kicking five goals. One of his best games came in the Round 11 win against Perth at Lathlain where he gathered 28 possessions and kicked two goals and Round 1 against Peel Thunder with 23 touches, five tackles and another two goals.

Brett Dobson

25-year old, Brett Dobson, averaged 13 disposals, had 33 tackles and kicked three goals in his fifth season for the Royals. The Morley Bulldogs product also celebrated his 50th game in East Perth's Round 7 win over the Sharks at East Fremantle Oval.

Payne claims FD Book Medal

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Midfielder Steven Payne has claimed his first FD Book Medal, taking out the best and fairest league award by three votes over captain Craig Wulff in one of the closest medal counts in recent years.

Payne who made his league debut in 2011, averaged 25 disposals, playing the maximum possible 22 games.

Following each round in 2014, coach Brian Dawson awarded players for their performance on a scale of 0-5.

Payne finished on 63 votes, Craig Wulff was runner up with 60 votes, Nathan Blee received third place with 58 and Fraser McInnes and Paul Johnson tied for fourth with 56 votes.

Kyle Anderson was awarded Best Clubman and also recieved the Ken McAullay Medal as the best player in the grand final. Josh Smith was again awarded the Leading Goal Kicker. Steven Payne also received the George Law Trainers Award and Will Maginness took home the Best First Year Player Award.

Julian Ameduri was awarded the Eric Smith Medal for the best and fairest Reserves player. He received 50 votes, with just one vote seperating first and second place. Jackson Slater was runner up (49), Tom Shanahan was third with 45 votes, Jacob Payne collected 42 votes and fourth place.

In the Colts, Shayne Hille was awarded the Hec Strempel Medal for the best and fairest player with 57 votes. Kester Decke and Kane Haddon were joint runners up with 53. Ryan Oxtoby received the Best Clubman award.

LEAGUE TOP TEN:

PAYNE, Steven                          63
WULFF, Craig                            60
BLEE, Nathan                            58  
JOHNSON, Paul                        56
MCINNES, Fraser                      56
FRASER, Mitchell                      55
LEE, Brendan                            55
CLUTTERBUCK, Freddie          49
DOBSON, Brett                         48

Dawson claims JJ Leonard Medal as Coach of the Year

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Coach Brian Dawson says it is vital that his players make the most of the opportunity they have been given ahead of Sunday’s Grand Final.

Dawson received the JJ Leonard Medal for the WAFL Coach of the Year at the Sandover Medal last night and since taking over from Tony Micale at the beginning of the 2013 season, has taken the Royals to back to back grand final appearances.

“It’s great that the players get the opportunity to step out on the big stage and play in a grand final”.

“It really is about them, they really need to look forward to it and it’s one of those things where you’re not really sure when the next one will come around, so you best make the most of it.

“We need to get out and try to play the way we have across the whole of the season and we need to play our best game for the year on Sunday”, he said.

Dawson said a win on Sunday and the 2014 Premiership would be the highest reward to the Royals’ core group of leaders.

“There’s a fair bunch who have been around the club for a while and haven’t tasted the ultimate success. It would be great for them because they’ve stuck hard all this year and really worked very hard to make the year a success”.

East Perth co-captain and 245-game veteran Craig Wulff finished with 35 votes (6th) in last night's Sandover Count and Steven Payne 34 (7th).

Brendan Lee also polled 25 votes despite missing the opening six games.

Grand Final Presentations at Members Bar

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM

All members, sponsors and supporters are invited to join in the grand final presentations at Medibank Stadium after the match on Sunday. 

Everyone is encouraged to head back to the Members Bar at the conclusion of the medal presentation at Patersons Stadium to celebrate the tremendous season the East Perth Football Club has had. 

The Members Bar will be open from 6:00pm, there will be a live band 'The Good Things' playing.

Grand Final Ticket Information

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Grand Final Ticket Information

The club have great tickets available; $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non members. Be sure to call and book yours direct from the club as sales will be on a "first in first serve basis". Tickets will be available for collection later in the week.

Call the club on 9443 2259 to reserve your seats.