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The Royals District Super Clinic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The Royals District Super Clinic is on again this July School Holidays!  

Tuesday 11th July 9am - 2pm at Leederville Oval.

The Royals Super Clinic is for boys & girls aged between 5yrs - 11yrs.

This is a great experience for the Kids who will be coached on the day by current East Perth Players and will be given a tour of the Football Facilities at Leederville Oval.

Cost - $100 including morning tea, lunch and a Royals Show Bag with a footy, team poster and much more inside!

 

What to bring: Water bottle & Wear your footy gear.

 

Make sure to sign up quick, as spots are limited and won’t last long!

REGISTER NOW 

 

Contact Daniel Marie for more information 0406 994 344  dmarie@wafc.com.au

John K Watts Memorial

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The East Perth Members Bar will be open from 2pm on Saturday the 10th of June for a 'Celebration Service' to honour John K Watts. All those who would like to pay their respects and celebrate 'Wattsies' life are welcome to attend.

The family is holding a private funeral for John. The Club asks that the families wishes are respected.

Vale John K Watts

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:12 PM

John K Watts has passed aged 80.

‘Wattsy’ was a three-time premiership player with East Perth in a career spanning 166 games. Watts then moved to Geelong to play with his long-time friend Polly Farmer, playing in the 1963 Premiership. 

John was a talented backman. He was the 1959 Simpson Medallist against South Australia,is named at Full Back in our Team of the Century (1945-2005), was a Life Member and is a member of the East Perth and WA Football Hall of Fame's, however his talents were not limited to field.

Watts wrote our club song East Perth Forever. Whilst on an interstate trip to Shepparton and Melbourne, Eric Sweet and ‘Knocker’ Bruce suggested a new theme song be created. Watts took on the role as he played the piano and spent a lot of time writing.

After a few weeks, one night after training JK hopped on the piano in the old clubrooms and started singing what we now know as East Perth Forever. Watts also wrote the theme song of Geelong Football Club (We are Geelong) following the club's 1963 premiership.

When asked when his favourite rendition was, JK simply said when the 1956 team led by Jack Sheedy defeated South Fremantle in the grand final.  

Known as an entertainer, JK was a policeman in his East Perth playing days, then moved into the media after his playing career where he had a long, successful career on radio and TV.

Watts’ son Jon Watts posted an emotional Facebook tribute to the father he called his “best mate.”

“I am in absolute shock by it all as he was more than just a regular dad, he was my confidant, friend, accomplice, drinking buddy, singing partner, comedian, and so much more,” he posted.

“Words cannot express my deep sadness and I am sincerely at a loss as to what to do. Sleep well mate - and thanks for all the memories. I love you so very much and I have no idea really how to go on from here.”

He was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in 2011, after previously having prostate cancer.

 

16's and 18's State Representation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:14 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well Done Boys!!! Our state 16's & 18's contingent.

From L to R: Rhai Arn Cox (16s), Matthew Fokkema (16s), Matthew Young (18s), Damon Greaves (18s), Louis Miller (18s), Aaron Redhead (18s), Sam East (18s), Steele Cahill (16s), Joshua Ladhams (16s), Jaxon Cahill (18s), Brandon Starcevich (18s) & Christian Ameduri (18s).

Lights, Camera, Action

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:56 PM

At last years Dinner Auction, Hawaiian donated an opportunity for 2 children to be involved in the filming of a Hawaiian Kids Corner segment for Eagle Vision. This was bought by a valued supporter of East Perth, Sean Carren from Goldstar Transport who kindly donated it to Kalparrin. Kalparrin are an organisation who support families of children with special needs. Kalparrin are also vital supporters to the Coolbinia Bombers JFC Starkick program.

Joseph and Ryan were the 2 lucky Eagles fans to be picked for the filming. On the day the boys were guided around Eagles HQ by Matt Priddis and Liam Duggan.

The Club would like to thank Hawaiian, Sean Carren from Goldstar Transport, the West Coast Eagles and Kalparrin for this unforgettable experience.  

 

11 year old Ryan infront of the cameras                                    

Pridda taking the boys out onto Domain Stadium                    

9 year old Joseph smiling during filming

                                          

  

 

 

East Perth Banquet Auction

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:21 PM

The East Perth Football Club is seeking donations for the 2017 Banquet Auction, to be held at the State Reception Centre on Thursday, August 10.

The Auction is the Clubs’ biggest and most prestigious fund raising event. The success of this function is imperative for our football development programs within the inner metro area and the regional South West, upgrading our player facilities and the commercial viability of our Club.

The night will feature a showcase of main auction and online auction items – courtesy of generous corporate partners, donors and supporters.

To that end, we respectfully seek your support by way of provision of relevant goods and services that we can promote and auction at this year’s Banquet Auction

Anything you can do to support this event would be greatly appreciated.

In return, you or your company will be acknowledged on our website, within the auction catalogue and online auction gallery.

If you are able to support the club with a donation or would like tickets to the event, please download the East Perth Banquet Auction Registration Form and East Perth FC Banquet Auction Donation Form or contact Amy Howard on (08) 9443 2259 or ahoward@eastperthfc.com.au

 

WA Day At The Royals

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:53 AM

Get down to Leederville Oval this WA Day Monday 5 June.

East Perth take on West Perth for the Perth Derby.

There will be plenty of actives for the kids, including our District Parade, Royals Fun Zone, Sausage Sizzle, Royals Colouring in Competition & MUCH MORE!!!!  

 

Download our WA Day Colouring In Competition to go in the draw to win some great prizes! 

Quiz Night July 8

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 8 July in the East Perth Members Bar.  

7m - Late

$20 Per Ticket. Single ticket purchase available or why not book a table of 10. To purchase your ticket contact Amy at the Club on 9443 2259 or ahoward@eastperthfc.com.au

BYO Food Platters 

All members, supports, family & friends welcome. 

 

 

Ladies Day June 17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Join the ladies of East Perth FC for a fun filled day.
Saturday 17 June
2pm—5pm 
Leederville Oval East Perth Football Club Board Room

$60 Tickets Includes
Selected Beverages & Canapes.
Entertainment , Gift Bag & Gate Entry.

Dress to impress! 

RSVP Friday 9 June
To purchase your ticket Contact Amy at the Club on 9443 2259 or  ahoward@eastperthfc.com.au 

Grassroots Football Volunteers Recognised

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week the Sports and Recreation Minister, The Hon. Mick Murray MLA, and the Director General of the Department, Mr Ron Alexander, revealed a feature wall in the reception at the Department’s Offices at Leederville, the wall coincided with the publication of a book by the Department, ‘Grassroots: The Secret Life of Sport and Recreation’.

On the wall, and in the book the Coolbinia Bombers club’s President, Rob Geersen, is profiled as well as another 39 Western Australians discussing why they continue to be involved in sport and recreation and what keeps them coming back every game, every week and every season. Here is a pictures of the reception wall, from the Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dsrwa/photos/pcb.1616969465010111/1616962731677451/?type=3&theater

You can read Rob’s story, featured in the book,  here  -  http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/support-and-advice/people-development/volunteers/grassroots#RobGeersen

Other notable Grassroots AFL people profiled include

  • Bella Ndayikeze | Leader | Mentor | Coach | Edmund Rice Lions.   
    The Edmund Rice Lions, through Bella Ndayikeze, does amazing work to support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  to introduce them to the Junior Grassroots AFL and other community sporting groups. The Coolbinia Bombers have formed a close relationship with the Edmund Rice Lions to support and grow AFL in this community, and to welcome them into Junior Community Football clubs.
  • Sally Boud |  AFL Goal Umpire
  • Crispin Roberts | West Coast Amateur Football Club
  • Lynette Smith | Volunteer | Coach | Mascot | Footballer
  • Kim Mickle | Javelin Thrower | Olympian | AFLW Player
  • Akec Makur Chuot | WAFC Community Engagement Coordinator | AFLW Player

East Perth salutes all the people recognised, and are very proud of Rob and the recognition he and the club have deservedly received.