Pre Season Match vs Claremont

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Our first pre season match will be held at Medibank Stadium on the 6th of March against Claremont. Entry is free. The Members Bar will closed due to construction works.

Games times are as follows

League - 2.10pm

Reserves - 11.30am

Colts - 9.00am

The League team includes 6 young West Coast players along side club stalwarts Wulff, Johnson, Moss and newly appointed Vice Captain Kyle Anderson. Youngsters Julian Ameduri, Scott Jones will be looking to push for a League spot this year after strong pre seasons. Manjimup product Clayton Giblett will be looking to step up after a stand out year in the Colts in 2014 and an impressive first senior summer program. Agid Gardoud has also been a stand out on the track

League Team Sheet Pre Season Vs Claremont

Reserves Team Sheet Pre Season vs Claremont

East Perth 2015 Fixtures

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:39 PM

The 2015 WAFL Fixtures are now available.

Key information for our 2015 draw;

  • 5 games will be televised on Channel 7 or 7mate (including the season opener and Good Friday)
  • Home WA Day Derby vs West Perth on the 1st of June
  • 14 Saturday games, 3 Sunday games, 1 Friday game and 1 Monday game
  • The last game of the Home and Away season is a 'Floating Fixture' against Subiaco at Medibank Stadium. Dates and times to be confirmed depending on ladder positions
  • 3 byes in Rounds 4 (11th April), Round 14 (27th June) and Round 22 (22 August)
  • The 2015 State Game is against South Australia on the 23rd May

Click here for your printable Royals Only Fixture

 

 

Pre-Season Fixtures

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:06 PM

EAST Perth will play an intra-club match this weekend before pre-season games against Claremont and South Fremantle leading into Round One of the 2015 WAFL premiership season.

Our first competitive hit out against rival WAFL clubs begins on Saturday, March 7 against Claremont at Medibank Stadium.

The following Friday it is off to Fremantle Oval to take on South Fremantle.

That all leads into Round One that will see East Perth play East Fremantle.

PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 7 vs. Claremont at Medibank Stadium

(League: 2:05pm, Reserves: 11:30am, Colts: 9:00am - subject to heat).

Friday, March 13 vs. South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval

(League: 7:30pm, Reserves: 5:15pm

 

Ferguson Family's Royal Connection

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Greg Ferguson has a longstanding family connection to the East Perth Football Club; serving as the Team Manager since 1992, his family have been involved with the Royals since the 1950s.

“I’ve been coming to the footy at East Perth ever since I was a little baby in a pram. My family has always been involved with East Perth: my grandfather, my uncles, my father - everyone’s been involved and it’s just been a progression along the years and something I enjoy doing.”

Ferguson lives with his wife Mina on his property in Toodyay which was destroyed by bushfire in December 2009. He took a year off to rebuild his home, but maintained a watchful eye over the club.

“I started off just as a parent watching my kids and then they had trouble when the team manager left his glasses behind and they asked me to do it, so I did and from then on that’s exactly what I’ve been doing ever since - Colts, Reserves and League – all the way through”, he said.

Ferguson makes the three hour round journey for training twice a week and again on match days. His children and grandchildren have carried on the love for WAFL football even though some have joined cross-town rival clubs.

“Both Peter and Alan played here in the Colts and Reserves. Peter had knee reconstructions that cut that part of his career short.

“Tanya was the trainer here during 2000-2002 with (Tony) Micale and then she went to Subiaco. Lisa Jayne is currently a trainer for East Perth and has been for the last three years”, he said.

16-year-old grandson Jesse was a trainer at the Royals but has made the switch to join his school friends and play for the Subiaco Colts this year. His cousin Marcus, 13, is a West Perth combined player and Marcus’ little brother Ethan plays for the Joondalup Jets in the West Perth area.

“Peter still plays footy and he plays for Kingsway out in Wanneroo. Alan was a coach but, having worked fly-in, fly-out on the mines for the past two years, he can’t coach anymore.”

Ferguson highlights East Perth’s three consecutive premierships (2000, 2001, 2002) amongst his greatest memories at the club, but also takes joy from watching players develop from Colts to Reserves and through to League.

“I still get a big kick seeing the likes of Craig Wulff, who came through the system when I was a Team Manager in the Reserves, now set to break a club record,” he said.

In his 23 years as Team Manager at the club, Ferguson names gutsy midfielder Brent Cowell as the player he enjoyed watching most.

“One of the best players I ever saw play football here was Brent Cowell. When he played I thought Cowelly was quite an exceptional player for a guy of his size.

“There is a host of blokes; Aaron Marley is another one, the Swan brothers. There were a lot of them.”

But like any club there have been a few challenging times, including a short-lived blue with former coach Tony Micale.

“I had an altercation with Tony Micale once and he told me he’d get square with me. That was all to do with a game down south when I told him after the game that he could only have two minutes for the players’ address. We were late for tea and he told me what to do.It didn’t bother me any bit, I just stuck to my guns and he and I are still very good mates”.

“Those in the room would know what happened that day. It didn’t bother me one bit because those that know me know that I’m not shy", he laughed.

Past Players and Officials Association AGM

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:52 AM

PAST PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION

East Perth Football Club  PP&OA members, 

Annual General Meeting

Date:      Sunday 8th March 2015

Place:     Leederville Oval – East Perth FC - Past Players and Officials Room

Time:     10.30am   

All positions will be declared vacant and the financial records will be available for review at the AGM.

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Alan Tolliday

President

EPFC Past Players & Officials Association

Corporate Classic

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:11 PM

The East Perth Corporate Classic is on again for season 2015. The Club experienced great success on and off the field last year and is set for an exciting 2015. This is your company’s opportunity to be part of this excitement.

The draw will be conducted by Dean Cox, one of East Perth’s favourite sons. The function is cocktail style with guest speakers, President Bronte Howson and Eagles Coach Adam Simpson, Wednesday 4th March 2015.

1st prize in the Corporate Classic draw is valued at $80,000 and is a opportunity for your business to be part of the team in 2015 for what is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Royals.

Please RSVP to Paulyne - pwebster@eastperthfc.com.au or 9443 2259 by Wednesday the 18th of February to ensure your place in the draw and for the cocktail function.

Booking Form

 

 

Lee and Wulff announced co-captains for a third season, Anderson selected as Vice Captain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Brendan Lee and Craig Wulff have been named East Perth’s co-captains for a third consecutive season, with Kyle Anderson selected as vice captain for 2015.

Coach, Brian Dawson endorsed the leadership qualities of his players.

“Obviously Binga and Wulffy have done the job the last two seasons so we’ve been very happy with them in that role.

“It was an easy choice to have them carry on as long as they were happy to," he said.

The decision was made by the Football Department and was ratified by the Club’s Board ahead of the players' camp last Saturday.

“We’ve rolled the clock back a bit this year, without naming a formal leadership group.

“Instead we’ve got a senior group that runs to about ten players.

“They’ll informally fill that role because of their seniority within the group," Dawson said.

"But we decided to appoint a vice captain, so we went for Kyle Anderson in that role.

“He’s been a very good player for us for a number of years now and certainly he’s identified as a future leader of the football club."

Meanwhile, the players were put through both physical and mental challenges at their annual camp last Saturday, starting at the beach.

“They had to work in small groups with the theme of the morning to work as a team and everyone pull their weight equally and share the load as much as possible.

"It took about two to two a half hours for that and then we came back in the afternoon and spoke about matters relating to football – about our match plan and our match style and those sorts of things," he said.

“The new players from the West Coast list came over and they joined us at about 4:30pm for the last session of the camp day, which was good.

"We did that last year too, there was a meet and greet with the new guys as well as their one to three year players – the ones who played with us a bit last year and may play with us again you would think at some point in 2015.

 "It was a good opportunity to catch up with those guys," Dawson said.

AGM and 2015 Board Elections

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Sunday the 8th of February was the date for the East Perth Annual General Meeting for the 2014 season. 

President Bronte Howson was re-elected unopposed for the 17th year. This makes Bronte our 3rd longest sitting President behind Tom Guthrie (20 years) and Fred Book (18 years). Long serving Director Joe Barbaro was re-elected unopposed for the 17th year. Directors Brain Bowley and Alan Quartermaine were re-elected unopposed for their 3rd terms.  

The club was pleased to announce a profit of $356,083 for the 2014 season. This follows a profit $98,229 in 2013. 

Total turnover for the 2014 season was $2,033,328.

These results come on the back of tight budgetary measures implemented by the Board. Whilst these measures are in place, the Club has still managed to improve our Member's facilities as well as upgrade our player's gym and install a wet recovery area for all East Perth players to use.

President Bronte Howson said 'While the improvements are necessary to maintain and improve the amenity of the Club for the players, members and supporters, it is notable that the club has still managed to work within strict cost controls and reduce overall expenditure.'

This outstanding financial result coincides with the club's Minor Premiership, Grand Final and Foxtel Cup Semi Final appearance.

Gym Redevelopment and Rehabilitation Area

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:10 PM

The redevelopment of the gym and rehabilitation area is almost complete as we near closer to Round One.

Tradesmen have been working steadily over the past three months to create a larger and more advanced gym area as well as a recovery area complete with an ice bath for the players.

“It’s really exciting, the new redevelopment at the football club”, Football Operations Manager, Mark Winnett said.

“We’re really excited that we’re going to have a facility that is first class for our local East Perth players to use and hopefully that will really fast-track their development, both in the gym and also give them a top rehabilitation centre for post game and during the week in recovery, so the players will be at their optimum on match days”, he said.

 

Family History – WAFL Father/Son & Grandfather/Grandson Rules

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The East Perth Football Club is calling on all former players and or administrators to see if your son or grandson could qualify to play for the Mighty Royals under the WAFL Family History Rules.

Please click on the link and it will explain the criteria for qualification under each of family history sections and your son or grandson can be registered to play with the club if you qualify and the player is turning 16 during the current season calendar year!

Any people who wish to make contact to discuss your situation further can email mwinnett@eastperthfc.com.au or call me at the club on 9443 2259.