Royals School Holiday Super Clinics

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Registrations are now open for the East Perth District July School Holiday Clinics!

Our very popular holiday clinics are open to both boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 years of age. The clinic for Auskick players (aged 5 to 8 years) will be held on Monday 6th July and the clinic for Modified Rules age players (9 to 12 years) will be held on Tuesday 7th July. 

Participants at the clinic will be coached by East Perth and West Coast Eagles players and will receive healthy snacks during the morning, as well as receive some great giveaways including a t-shirt, hat, bag, a football and loads more! 

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Derby day delight

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 9:19 AM - by Jake Smith

East Perth recorded an emphatic win on WA Day in front of a passionate crowd for the derby day bash against West Perth. The victory was a well-rounded team performance and a sustained effort for the full four quarters. It came as a much needed win for the Royals who sit just outside the top 5 on equal points with Swan Districts who they take on this Saturday at Steel Blue Oval.

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Ton up for JON

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls is set to become the 2nd Royal in two weeks to bring up his 100th game. Oaks came to the club through the Northern Cobras Junior Football Club making his debut in 2005 as a 17 year old. His talent was quickly identified and in the 2005 draft was picked up at pick 8 by Richmond.

After 13 AFL games for Richmond, Jarrad returned to WA having been picked up by West Coast in 2010. Whilst on the Eagles list Jarrad played a handful of games for the Royals, however over the next 2 years injuries took their toll and Jarrad was delisted by the Eagles at the end of the 2011 season.

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Promising footy future for African duo

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 11:55 AM

"Growing up in Africa, AFL football was the last thing on the minds of Ajang Ajang and Tahir Bayok, but the pair now find themselves in WA's state 18's program with their sights set on being drafted"

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Freddie 100% for 100th game

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:34 AM - by Jake Smith

Player Profile

Name: Freddie Clutterbuck

DOB: 22nd September 1990

Debut: 2010

From: Noranda JFC

Height: 184cm

Weight: 87kg

Number: 21

1. FAVOURITE MOVIE: Specky McGee

2. FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN PERSONALITY: Black Caviar

3. COACH’S FAVOURITE SAYING: “Hope you enjoyed it because this is the last time you’ll be wearing the jumper!”

4. MOST ADMIRED PLAYER(S): Michael Swan and Craig Wulff

5. GREATEST NON-FOOTBALL ACHIEVEMENT: Hopefully finishing my degree

Sundowner With Sheeds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 4:33 PM - by Jake Smith

Kevin Sheedy is an AFL extraordinaire having played and coached a combined total of 929 games over 47 years from 1967 until 2013, which is a VFL/AFL record.

Kevin is an icon of the game, a legend of Essendon and has more than five decades of experience as a player, coach, administrator and pioneer of the game. Don't miss your chance to hear him share his experiences.

Sheedy's greatest impact on the game was his time as coach of the Essendon Football Club with 4 premierships under his belt (as well as finishing runner-up on 3 occasions). Secure your EARLY BIRD tickets TODAY for just $50!

Sundowner With Sheeds

Johnson leads WA to win over SANFL

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:25 PM - by Jake Smith

Paul Johnson has guided the WA State team to a convincing 45-point win against SANFL on Saturday at Lathlain Park. Head-to-head, both State’s had each won 46 games but Saturday’s victory edged WA out to 47 and will go down in the record books as one of the biggest margins of all time between the two sides.

The WAFL State side went into the 2015 State match with a team full of running power sent out to take advantage of the wide expanses of Lathlain Park, and that plan worked a treat in the eventual 18.13 (121) to 11.10 (76) victory. The Simpson Medal was awarded to Swans District’s, Ryan Davis who booted five goals and had 25 possessions, 10 inside 50s and 8 marks.

WA Footy is thriving at the moment with the Dockers and Eagles sitting at the top of the AFL ladder, the WA State team were outstanding as was the 18’s outfit that also secured a win. It’s a great time for WA footy and it’s great to see East Perth players being recognised for their talent. A total of 14 Royals players were named in State squads from the 16’s through to the League side, which is a testament to the coaching staff here at East Perth.

Make sure you get down to Medibank Stadium this Saturday to catch the 18’s State team take on Vic Country and again on Monday for the derby against West Perth!

WA State 18's claim 1 point victory over defending champions

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:26 AM - by Jake Smith

After claiming back-to-back wins in the past two seasons, the South Australians finally met their match against WA in the opening game of the 2015 NAB AFL under-18 Championships.

In an exciting game in typical sunny Perth conditions, WA got off to flying starts in both halves with 3 goals in the opening 20 minutes and landing the first 2 goals of the second half. South Australia steadily pegged back the deficit but a goal from East Perth’s Sam Powell-Pepper was enough to get WA over the line.

Final Score: WA 11.7 (73) d SA 9.18 (72)

Although ineligible for the draft until 2016, Sam Powell-Pepper showed why he will be among the most entertaining players to watch during the national carnival. Vic Country face Western Australia this Sunday at Medibank Stadium, bounce down at 12pm.

Johnson Named State Captain

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:55 PM

For the 5th time in 6 years the captain of the WA team is a Royal. Ruckman Paul Johnson has been named as captain for the clash against South Australia at Lathlain Oval tomorrow. It will the 2nd time Paul has lead the State, having been chosen as captain for the 2013 clash.

It is fantastic recoginition for Johnno who continues to be the dominant big man in the WAFL competition. WA will be looking to the 2012 Simpson Medallist to lead from the front and impose himself at the stoppages and around the ground against an impressive SANFL side.

Both states have named teams of 24 for the game including emergencies. The WAFL's sqaud has been cut from 27, with 2014 State captain Brendan Lee (East Perth) withdrawing due to injury concerns last night and talented pair Leroy Jetta (Peel) and Chris Keunen (West Perth) both unlucky to miss out on selection.

The game kicks off at 2.15pm on Saturday at Lathlain Park.and will be broadcast via live stream on the WAFL website, hosted by WAFL commentator Glenn Mitchell and South Australian commentator Phil Aspinall, with expert comments from former Subiaco leading goal kicker Rod Willett.

The game will also be broadcast on radio by Sport FM 91.3fm.

Tickets to the game can be purchased at the gate: Adults $15, WAFL Club members/Concession $12, Child under 16 FREE, Student Edge 2 for 1.

WAFL TEAM (possible line-up)

B: Ugle, Rumble, Wilson

HB: Strijk, Simpson, Twomey

C: Black, Anthony, Nelson

HF: Phelan, Notte, Davis

FF: Hams, Wheeler, Yarran

R: Johnson, Tropiano,  Kitchin

Interchange from: Cook, Delahunty, Dell’Olio, Neates, B. O’Brien, Pickett

 

SANFL TEAM (possible line-up)

B: Keough, Georgiou, Motlop

HB: Jarrad, Beard, Bode

C: Summerton, Kirkwood, Cross

HF: Callinan, Eddy, Beech

F: Porplyzia, Newton, McGregor

R: Kurtze, Schmidt, Boyd

Interchange from:: Willits, Thomas, Hansen, Ryswyk, Liddle, Panos

East Perth Sprint Car Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:22 AM

On the 15th of May long time sponsor and supporter of East Perth, Geoff Kendrick with his team from the Kendrick Racing, put on the East Perth Sprint Car Drive Day. Perfect weather greeted our 16 drivers at Northam Speedway.

After an introductory lesson, filled with adrenaline and a few nerves the boys hit the racetrack all engines blaring with some impressive (and some not so impressive) driving. With only room for 1 person in 700 horsepower car there was no margin for error.

All the drivers had a fantastic day. Many thanks to Geoff and his team for organising and running the day. Also thanks to the team at Northam Speedway who did everything from setting up the track to cooking lunch. When the opportunity comes around next year spots will fill up fast! The day is a definite highlight of the East Perth social calendar.