Royals visit Junior clubs

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:40 PM

East Perth players took a trip down memory lane on Thursday visiting their junior clubs as a part of the Royals District program.

Players conducted training, running through skills and had a question and answer session with kids from Noranda, Beechboro, Ballajura, Bayswater, Coolbinia, Ellenbrook, Morley, Mount Hawthorn and Mt Lawley junior football clubs.

Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Agid Gardoud and 

East Perth Forever celebrates 60 years

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Former East Perth and Geelong great, John K. Watts, wrote East Perth Forever in 1954.

The song is sung to the tune of Anchors Aweigh. 

Watts also wrote the theme song of Geelong Football Club (We are Geelong) following the club's 1963 premiership.

At the time the closest version to a club song the Royals had was a personalised version of ‘We’re a Mob of Drongos’. 

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. 

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. 

The Royal Show

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:23 PM

East Perth built a match-winning half time lead to hold off a fast finishing Claremont in wet conditions at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

The Royals kicked six goals to two in the first quarter and another four to one in the second to lead by 49 points at the main break. Claremont then kicked four goals to East Perth’s two behinds in the third cutting the margin to 25 at the last change, with the Royals eventually winning, 12.10 (82) to 10.6 (66), by 16-points.

East Perth lost the hit outs 37 to 42 but were dominant in the middle.

Pat McGinnity gathered a game high 30 touches, Blayne Wilson had 27 from defence. Freddie Clutterbuck had 26, Craig Wulff (24), Steven Payne (23), Brendan Lee (20) and Dom Sheed (20).

Paul Johnson, Josh Hill, Ash Smith and Callum Sinclair kicked two goals, while Josh Smith, Simon Tunbridge, Dom Sheed and Will Maginness kicked singles.

The win makes it seven in a row for the Royals who have a bye this weekend before the Foxtel Cup Semi Final against Williamstown at Patersons Stadium on July 1 and then Peel at Medibank on July 5.


The Reserves 12.13 (85) to 9.10 (64) win was bolstered through a standout performance from Matt Gordon who kicked four goals. 

Lewis Wilson, Steven Wityk and Malcolm Karparny kicked two each, while Julian Locantro and Jackson Slater kicked singles.

Locantro (28), Mitch Howlett (26), Dylan Main (22), Tom Shanahan (20) and Karparny (20) were the high possession getters for the Royals.


The Colts moved from sixth to fifth on the ladder and are one win out of the top four following their 11.6 (72) to 7.15 (57) win.

Jack Hick kicked three goals, with Linford Smith and Zac Dent contributing with two a piece. Jack Gare, Tyler Keitel, Shayne Hille, Kaine Buckley and Blair Della Franca booted a goal each.

Hille gathered a game high 28 touches, while Dent had 25 and Decke had 17.

Round 13 Royals vs Tigers at the Showgrounds

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:31 AM

EAST Perth will face Claremont at the Showgrounds tomorrow. 

The Royals and Claremont last met in Round 8 at Medibank Stadium, when East Perth claimed victory by 80 points. In 2013, the Royals claimed one win from three games against the Tigers. However, with a win earlier this season the Royals will be aiming for three in a row against a Claremont side that lost to West Perth two weeks ago.

From last weekend’s winning side, defender Jacob Brennan and forward Josh Hill will return to the West Coast Eagles line up, having been listed as emergencies for their clash with St Kilda in Melbourne on Sunday.

Jarrad Oakley Nicholls (who missed last weekend’s match) Mitch Howlett, Dean Cadwallader, Callum Hart and Steven Wityk have all been named in the 25-man squad.

Meanwhile, from the Claremont side that lost to West Perth before last weekend’s bye, Aaron Holt goes out. Ben Daniher, Trinity Handley, Shane Mcadam, John Williams have been listed in the extended squad.

Parking is available through Gates 8 and 10 (off Ashton Ave) for a $5 donation to the Agricultural Society for members and supporters

Bouncedown is at 2:05pm at the Claremont Showgrounds.

Royals Prevail Over Souths

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:35 AM

EAST Perth have continued their match winning run and have maintained top spot on the WAFL ladder, following a 61-point, 21.17 (143) to12.10 (82), victory over South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.

The Royals led by 10-points at quarter time, 30 at the main break, 40 points at the last change before extending their lead to a ten goal victory at the final siren.

It was the Club’s second victory over South Fremantle this season, backing up a huge 75-point win over Souths home at Fremantle Oval in early April.

Garry Moss was outstanding in his league return for the Royals. He underwent a knee reconstruction after rupturing his ACL in the Foundation Day derby against West Perth last year. Moss kicked three goals and had 17 possessions following four matches in the Reserves where he was able to regain match fitness.

The 2013 Bernie Naylor Medallist Josh Smith was back to his best, kicking four goals and gathering 15 possessions. Simon Tunbridge also kicked four goals off 15 disposals in his return from a calf injury that had sidelined him since Round 8.

Josh Hill and Callum Sinclair added two to the board. Sinclair was again notable collecting 21 possessions, eight marks and 20 hit outs with fellow ruckman Paul Johnson with 23 hit outs and 15 disposals.

Craig Wulff also returned from a finger injury that had kept him sidelined since Round 8 amassing 27 possessions and two goals.

His co-captain, Brendan Lee, collected a game high 37 touches, with Freddie Clutterbuck 29 and Steven Payne 27 leading the midfield brigade. Will Magginness gathered 26, Brant Colledge 26 and Dom Sheed 20.

Kyle Anderson kept South Fremantle’s 2012 Bernie Naylor Medallist, Ben Saunders to just two goals. Nathan Blee and Blayne Wilson were again notable in defence.



The Reserves fought out a draw with South Fremantle finishing 16.5 (101) and Souths 15.11 (101).

Kicking six goals to two in the final term the Royals had the ball in their inside 50 but weren’t able to capitalise when the final siren sounded.

Mitch Howlett, finished with 27 possessions, five marks and five inside 50s and Dean Cadwallader had 27 disposals, 12 marks, six inside 50s and kicked two goals.

Matt Gordon kicked four goals, while Dan Allsop, Lewis Wilson, Matt Blackley kicked two each.  Jackson Slater, Dylan Main, Steven Wityk and Brendan Fisher kicked singles.


Jack Gare kicked three goals from 8 possessions in the Colts 15- point, 11.8 (74) to 9.5 (59) loss.

Tony Kalimeris kicked two, while Alex Di Placido, Shayne Hille, Tom Gorter and Damian Barbaro kicked singles.

Hille had 32 possessions, Kane Hadden (22), Gorter (21), Kester Decke (20) and Tarir Bayok and Marty Zambotto had 18.

Welcome To The Royals New Website

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 2:47 PM

After many months of work, the East Perth Football Club in association with the WAFC can show off the Royals new look website.

The new website allows members, sponsors and supporters greater and easier access to all the important details about your East Perth Royals, including all the clubs results, statistics, ladders and upcoming events. It also allows greater integration with social media.

Please take the time to look around. The newly incorporated 'Search' bar at the top of the page allows for easier navigation to older news subjects.


July School Holiday Super Clinics

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Registrations are now open for the East Perth District July School Holiday Super 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 age players (5 to 8 years) will be held on Tuesday 8th July and the clinic for Modified Rules age players (9 to 12 years) will be held on Wednesday 9th July.

Participants at the clinic will be coached by East Perth players and will receive healthy snacks during the morning, as well as receive some great giveaways.

East Perth replica jumpers are also available for sale at the special holiday clinic price of just $50. 

To register for the clinic CLICK HERE

Royals claim victory in clash with Perth

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:28 PM

EAST Perth join Swan Districts, thanks to a handy percentage boost, on top of the WAFL ladder, following an 80-point, 22.8 (140) to 9.6 (60), victory over Perth at Lathlain on Saturday.

The Royals led by 15-points at quarter time, before it was game over for the Demons as East Perth piled on 10 goals to one to lead by 64 points at the main break. They kicked another eight goals to four in the second half, sealing the Club’s equal biggest win of the year.

Wingman, Freddie Clutterbuck who continued his good form, kicking two goals and gathering 28 touches for the Royals, spoke of the importance of the Club building upon momentum. East Perth hold a 8-2 record after 11 Rounds.

“We’re getting a lot more consistent, I think we were a bit up and down at the start of the year, but as we gelled together with the West Coast blokes, obviously the East Perth blokes adjusting to a new game style, it’s all sort of coming together”, he said.

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East Perth out to battle Demons

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 9:03 AM

EAST Perth will go into tomorrow’s game full of confidence against a team that hasn’t beaten the club in more than a season. 

The Royals and Perth last met in Round 6 at Medibank Stadium, with East Perth claiming victory by 22 points. In 2013, the Royals claimed two wins from three games against the Demons and will be hoping to continue their winning form with four in a row against a Perth side that lost to Swan Districts last Saturday.

From last weekend’s winning side, midfielder Mark Hutchings will return to the West Coast Eagles line up, along with Sam Butler and Pat McGinnity who have been listed as emergencies for their clash with Hawthorn in Launceston.

Blayne Wilson has recovered from injury and will resume his role in defense for the Royals. While, Garry Moss, Mitch Howlett, Dean Cadwallader, Julian Locantro and Thomas Shanahan have all been named in the 25-man squad.

Meanwhile, Perth have swung plenty of changes and will regain the services of Nick Kane, Cale Morton, Reese Richardson, Gerald Ugle and Joel Houghton. Brad Keast and Matthew Welburn are pushing for selection.

Haydn Busher, Jarrad Irons, Rowan Brookes, Michael Sinclair, Jared Risol go out of the side that hasn’t won since Round 7.

Bouncedown is at 2:05pm at Lathlain Park.

Royals travel north to take on Falcons

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:23 AM

East Perth face West Perth today, June 2 at Arena Joondalup in the WA Day Derby.
The Royals will be out to back up Tuesday night's Foxtel Cup winning form with a victory over the Falcons.
West Perth have controlled recent derbies, winning five of the past six clashes. 

See the final teams here

League bounce down is at 2.05pm, Reserves 11.25am, Colts 9.05am