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Round 21 Post-Match Q&A: Willie Rioli

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM - by Jasmine Cookson

Willie Rioli was the star in last weekened’s win against the Swans. He not only managed to put on four goals, but he also treated fans to an exceptional display Rioli magic that we all love to watch. We had a quick chat to the man who added a touch of class to the Royals win on Saturday.

You guys had a really good game today, a really good team effort, what was the mindset going into this week?

Just to play our way and to play the way we know we can play well and win. That was our main focus and we did it today.

You’re a great one-touch player, is that a conscious role you play on your part?

I’m one of the players that doesn’t get much of the ball but when I do get the ball I’m pretty dangerous. That’s just the way I grew up playing footy and I’m pretty reliable around goals and I’m lucky that I kicked a few today.

How do you work with the other boys like Shayne Hille and Julian Ameduri? You look like you fit in well?

Yeah we all play the same sport so we all get around each other and they direct me. I wouldn’t have got those goals if they didn’t put me in the right spot. But I’m happy to be back playing senior footy and going into the finals.

How do you go into the next couple of weeks keeping your form up?

Just doing everything I can to finish off these last few games and hopefully finals. I didn’t have a good run this year with my hamstring so just each week, taking it as it comes and making sure my hamstring is good to go by the weekend.

You guys seem to have an emphasis on playing four quarters of good football, how do you guys make sure you carry that on for the next couple of weeks?

Yeah just to stick to your game plan and it’ll work.


2017 East Perth Auction

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:46 PM

The annual East Perth Banquet Auction was held on the 10th of August at the picturesque State Reception Centre at Fraser’s Restaurant in King’s Park.

Australia’s best auctioneer, Tiny Holly from ‘Have Gavel, Will Travel’ conducted the live Auction in front of a 250-strong crowd. With the assistance of MC David Christison our Live Auction raised $110,000!

For the third year the silent auction was conducted online through Galabid. This allowed all the East Perth members and supporters the opportunity to get their hands on one (or more) of our 250 items generously donated by the WA community. This part of the night raised more than $22,500, bringing the overall total to over $132,500!

The club would like to thank MC David Christison, auctioneer Tiny Holly, Chris Taylor and his staff at Fraser’s Restaurant, Ty and André from Galabid, everyone who attended or bid online and of course to everyone who kindly donated items for the night.

East Perth would also like to thank Brook and his team at Brook's Choice Relocation for taking up and bring back all our items.

It was a tremendous night for the football club and everyone who attended or participated.


Royal Draft Prospects

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Congratulations to Brandon Starcevich, son of Troy and Craig's nephew on earning an invite to the AFL National Draft combine to take place on from Tuesday October 3 to Friday October 6. 

League ruckman Scott Jones will be joined by two colts players, midfielder Christian Ameduri and ruckman Aaron Redhead are the three Royals who have earned an invite to the AFL state combine.

The Draft Combine will assess each player’s strength and skills through a number of tests including standing vertical jump, agility tests and running tasks.

Well done and good luck

Fixtures Year 8, 9, 10

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:13 PM
Fixtures for the Year 8, 9 and 10 Development Carnivals are below
Monday 25 September Peel Thunder v East Perth Bendigo Bank Stadium
Friday 29 September East Perth v East Fremantle Leederville Oval
Monday 2 October Claremont v East Perth Claremont Oval
Saturday 7 October South West v East Perth TBA
Start times will be (unless otherwise advised): 8am Year 8B
10am Year 9B
12pm Year 8A
2pm Year 9A
4pm Year 10
Matches will be played over 4 quarters of 20 minutes duration (no time on).  
The breaks between quarters will be:
Quarter Time -  5 minutes
Half Time - 15 minutes
Three Quarter Time -  5 minutes

East Perth Junior Competition Director Role

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:18 PM

East Perth Junior Competition Director Role is being vacated by long time servant of junior footy Ang Barbaro later in the year.

The East Perth JCC are seeking applicants to fill this role for the 2018 season.

  • The role involves the leadership and administration of the Junior Football Competitions in the East Perth District and in conjunction with the Perth and Swan Districts, helping to administer the “Central Conference” Youth football Competition
  • Would suit someone who builds strong relationships with stakeholders has a passion for footy, and an even temperament
  • It’s a volunteer role but there is a small honorarium

If you or someone you know of may be interested, please contact District Chair, Luke McNiece on 0488111470.

Royals Report Round 19

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:15 PM - by Jasmine Cookson

From tall to small, young and old, the Royals produced an absolute classic against the Claremont Tigers last Saturday. Both sides were playing to keep their finals hopes alive and the Royals came out on top, taking home a big win and four crucial points going into next week's derby against West Perth.

East Perth got off to a blistering start with Benjamin Miller kicking the opening goal. Julian Ameduri’s forward pressure paid off, earning him a well-deserved goal off a smothered ball. Then just before the end of the first term Kyle Anderson was paid a 50 meter penalty, putting him within range to boot a long goal just inside the forward 50.

The Tigers came back in the second quarter but could have easily been ahead had they capitalized on their entries going forward. They booted three unanswered goals from strong contested marks, leaving the Royals goalless going into halftime. However, Jonathon Giles and Scott Jones dominated in the ruck, whilst midfielders Stanley Wright, Patrick McGinnity and Julian Ameduri were all impressive around contested balls, clearances and applied solid tackling pressure.

Patrick McGinnity got himself a captain’s goal in the opening of the third term to give his team a good confidence boost. In slippery and cold conditions, both teams seemed to find the scoreboard and went on a strong offensive push. The Tigers kicked four, but the Royals were better and put on six majors. Shayne Hille booted two, whilst debutant Mitchell Dobson put on a textbook display of marking bodywork to boot his first goal in league football.

The last term was an absolute thriller as the sun went down and an afternoon game, turned into a nighttime match. With both teams desperate, the game’s intensity shifted into sixth gear. Even though the Tigers kicked three goals in the last quarter, East Perth responded quickly. Tom Cole laid a tackle on the boundary line just outside the Royals forward 50, and Ben Miller cleaned up a loose ball to then sneak a goal home from long range on the wing. But it was big man Scott Jones, who took a heroic strong mark overhead to seal the game 74 to 70.

The Royals sit two games behind West Perth outside the top 5 on the league ladder. They take on West Perth next week at HBF Arena in another epic derby clash.

Goals: 2 B.Miller, S.Hille, 1 K.Anderson, P.McGinnity, S.Jones, F.McInnes, J.Ameduri, J Giles.

Best: J.Giles, S.Wright, S.Jones, C.Masten, B.Miller.

23 Round Game Times

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:49 AM

LEAGUE - 2.15pm, Leederville Oval 

RESERVES - 11.30am Leederville Oval

COLTS - 9.00am Leederville Oval


Come along with the family and enjoy

  • FREE entry for kids under 16
  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Player Signings
  • Face Painting
  • Get a selfie with Fat Cat!
  • Photo Competition – Simply upload on social media a picture at the game using #GoRoyals and you are in the draw to win 2 TICKETS TO THE TELETHON OPENING OR CLOSING SHOW
  • Buy your very own Fat Cat doll to take home
  • Part proceeds from every adult entry on the day go to Telethon


Stay around after the game to join us in the East Perth Members Bar for Presentations.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday to help us support Telethon!

Round 18 Game Times and Venues

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Our game times and venues for our Round 18 fixtures against South Fremantle are below

LEAGUE - 2.15pm Saturday 22nd of July at Sir Stewart Bovell Park - Busselton

RESERVES - 11.30am Saturday 22nd July at Leederville Oval

COLTS - 9.00am Saturday 22nd July at Leederville Oval

3 Royals District Players Named In CBH All Star Team

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 9:45 AM

3 players from the East Perth zoned country area were named in the CBH All-Star Colts team at the conclusion of Landmark Country Football Championships over the weekend.

Jaxon East and Blake East both from Deanmill and Jethro Namnik from Tigers were 3 of the 4 players selected from Regional Districts. Blake East Capped off a great carnival winning the Colts Developing Player Award or the 'Clem Bray Award' (Being Presented by Jock Beattie Left)

Blake East is the son of Heath East who played 42 games with the Royals between 1991 and 1995.

Congratulations to all the players who represented their clubs over the Carnival












Jaxon East and Jethro Namnik being presented their jumpers by Jamie Douse


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The East Perth zoned Lower South West Football League (LSWFL) have won the 2017 Great Southern Colts Carnival (GSCC). This Carnival held in Kulin brings together the most talented Colts aged players from southern Western Australia with teams representing the Great Southern, Eastern Districts, Ongerup, Esperance, Goldfields, Peel and Lower South West Football Leagues.

Over two days of competition each team played three games. The LSWFL and Great Southern Football League played off in the Grand Final after being the two highest placed teams after two games, with the LSWFL coming out victorious 12.10 (82) to 8.10 (52).

To cap off the Carnival 6 of the players were named in the GSCC Great Southern Colts 20. Congratulations to Blake East, Patrick Reilly, Luke Reilly, Ethan Christofis, Jaxon East and Mitchell Blakers. Blake East was also adjudged best afield in the Grand Final

Follow the links below for the Carnival Resuls, Final Ladder and GSCC 20

GSCC - 2017 Match Results

GSCC - 2017 Final Ladder

GSCC - 2017 Great Southern Colts Top 20