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Royals Round 18 Preview

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Royals head to Claremont Showgrounds tomorrow to take on Claremont. The Club has been hit hard by the Beau Chatley incident last Saturday but are looking to tomorrow’s fixtures with a ‘business as usual’ outlook.

The League has been forced to make a few changes after last week’s hard fought win against arch rivals West Perth. The inclusions of Lewis Jetta, Mark Hutchings, Mitch Brown, Xavier Ellis and Tom Cole are exciting ones for the Royals. Claremont have been very strong through the midfield in previous years. These changes set up a thrilling contest.

The Royals will look to big man Paul Johnson to continue his form with ruck partner Jonathon Giles being selected for West Coast this week. Rookie Tom Gorter will have a big job in defence against the strong bodies of Claremont. He will share these duties with Mitch Lague. Since coming into the League team this year both Lague and Gorter have proved themselves more than capable at League level in a fantastic sign for the Royals future.

The Reserves take on 2nd placed Claremont in a top of the table clash. The club encourages everyone who can make it down to come to the Showgrounds for this match in a show of strength for the boys. 

Our youngest Royals take on 3rd placed Claremont. A win will push them into contention for the top 3. The Colts have been very impressive this year under Coach Adam Pickering.


East Perth Banquet Auction Bidding Now Open

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Bidding for the 2016 East Perth Banquet Auction is now open. We are again holding the auction online via Galabid allowing all members, supporters and bargain hunters access to all our wonderful items. To start bidding follow the simple steps below. The website for the auction is

To Register via SMS
Text: royals followed by your full name
To: 0428 520 199
Example: royals John Smith
Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.

Please note: capitals are not needed
To Register via browser (WEBSITE)
Click on the ‘register’ button
Enter your details and click ‘submit’.
You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode.
Use the passcode to login on any browser or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone. You are now ready to bid.
Don’t have a Smart phone?
Register as above, then you will be able to place bids via SMS or via your browser
Text bids to the same number 0428520199
Enter the amount in without any symbols followed by the letter ‘L’ and the Item number with no spaces between. Example: to bid $99 on item 33, Text: 99L33

Bidding for the silent auction items will close at 10.00pm on the Thursday 28 July 2016. At this time the successful bidder for each item will be notified via a text message

The main auction items will be live shortly. Online bidding for Main Auction Items will close at 5pm Wednesday 27 July 2016. The highest bidding price on these items can be beaten in the live auction conducted by Tiny Holly. 

Update On Beau

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Beau remains in the Intensive Care Unit in a serious but stable condition.

Football Operations Manager Mark Winnett spoke to Beau today and has said that Beau is currently going through a range of emotions, but was still able to crack a few jokes.

Beau continues to show signs of improvement in his right arm.

The Club will continue to post updates as it hears them.

Royals Wrap Up Round 17

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:33 PM

East Perth have made a statement that they are serious final contenders after defeating third place West Perth at home on Saturday.

After losing to their rivals earlier this season in Round 12, the Royals were on a mission to prove themselves against the Falcons this time around. 

It was a low scoring affair in the first quarter with both teams only managing to put on major on the scoreboard. Jonathon Giles booted the Royals first and opening goal, but West Perth couldn’t take advantage of multiple scoring opportunities, only leading by three points by the end of the term.

The Falcons hit the ground running in the second quarter and dominated possession. But for all their efforts West Perth only added on goal and seven behinds to their score. East Perth only trailed by eight points by the end of the first half.

The Royals hit back in the third quarter and put on a five consecutive goals, with a strong offensive effort led by Jonathon Giles and Simon Tunbridge. Eric Mackenzie was impeccable down back, keeping opponent Michael Lourey at bay, whilst racking up 20 possessions by the end of the game for himself. East Perth Midfielder Corey Adamson was also influential, generating some run and ball movement for the Royals through the ground. By the end of the third the Royals led by five goals, which would hold them in good stead going into the final quarter as heavy rain descended onto Medibank Stadium. 

The final quarter was slogged out in the wet and worked in East Perth’s favor, making West Perth’s comeback an impossible task. Despite the Falcons kicking two goals to one in the final term, the Royals already did the damage in the third quarter. Paul Johnson led the ruck work for East Perth and was also effective at half forward with five inside 50’s. Overall the Falcons inaccuracy coupled with East Perth’s crushing effort up forward in the third term, led to the Royals coming out winners by 13 points at the final siren.

Paul Johnson was also awarded the Silcock Family Award post-game for his standout effort in the ruck.

The final score was East Perth 8.7 55 to West Perth 4.18 42.

The Royal remain in the top five and take on Claremont next weekend at Claremont Showgrounds.

Update on Beau

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:32 AM

The East Perth Football Club has received the following update on Beau’s condition. Beau is still in the Intensive Care Unit in a serious but stable condition. He was taken off the respirator last night and is breathing unassisted. This morning Beau asked for and ate food for the first time since the incident. There has also been slight movement in his right hand. 

The support from the football community has been overwhelming. The club would like to thank everyone for their well wishes, kind words and prayers. Understandably the family has asked for privacy with this matter and we ask that this be granted.

The Club will continue to pass on updates as we hear them

Club Statement - Beau Chatley

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The East Perth Football Club provides the following update on the injury to Beau Chatley.

Beau underwent surgery at Royal Perth Hospital overnight. The indication at this time is that the damage to Beau's neck and spinal cord was significant. It is not yet known whether Beau will make a full recovery.

On behalf of Beau's parents, Olivia and Brett, and their family, the Club thanks all those who have sent expressions of love and support and asks for the family to be afforded their privacy at this difficult time.

The Club will provide further updates as information becomes available and will continue to provide Beau and his family with its full support.

Media contact: David Christison on 0418 959 817

Wulffgirl Race 3

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 4:53 PM

Wulffgirl donned the Royal Blue and Black at Northam today and finished third in her first race over 1600m. Race replay to follow shortly



Royals Wrap Up Round 16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:04 PM

The Royals fought it out in a classic wet weather footy affair on Saturday to climb into the top five after beating Swan Districts as Steel Blue Oval.

The weather was not kind to either team on Saturday afternoon, but East Perth refused to be phased by freezing temperatures and downpours. With a revamped side from last week, East Perth was keen to showcase some young blood on the weekend.  After an impressive round last week, Liam Duggan and Jack Redden retained their spot in the league side- and did not disappoint.

Rain and bitterly cold temperatures descended on Steel Blue for the first quarter and from the outset it was obvious the match would be a brutal game of wet weather football. A slippery ball didn’t help, with neither the Royals nor Swan Districts getting much clean possession. Most of the quarter was stoppages and both teams moving the ball forward by forcing the ball to the boundary line. Mitchell League was good at half back. Craig Wulff hit the first major for the afternoon with a nice set shot in gusty winds from the boundary line. Jonathon Giles kicked the Royals second and Wulff ended with his second after being taken high inside 50.

Swan Districts came back hard in the second term, and managed to keep the ball inside their forward 50 for most of the quarter. However they could convert from six scoring opportunities. Eric Mackenzie and Tom Cole cleared up well in full back, whilst youngsters Jack Redden and Liam Duggan were ruthless in clearances. The Royals were kept goalless for the whole quarter.

The third term brought even more showers but East Perth refused to let that deter their spirit. Simon Tunbridge booted the first goal for the third quarter and then another later on in the quater, with a nice snap around the body. Craig Wulff was getting his hands on the ball everywhere he turned. Mitchell Lague continued to be a steady hand for the Royals down back. The Swans were looking reluctant to conform to the wet conditions, but this cost them, finishing the third with no majors and only six points. Eric Mackenzie was impressive for East Perth, always getting involved in the marking contests.

The players ran out back to just 9 degrees in the final quarter, but the Royals kept pushing. Tom Lamb went up forward along with Paul Johnson. Tom Cole kicked the first for the final term. Paul Johnson followed with long kick into an open goal square, and Craig Wulff added one more major to his stats finishing with a best on ground performance. The Swans eventually kicked two goals to put them on the scoreboard, booting their second in the last few minutes of the match, soccering the ball across the line. The Royals won by 40 points and most importantly, jumped into the top five, putting a breath of fresh of air into their finals race. 

The final score was East Perth 8.10 58 to Swan Districts 2.6 18.

East Perth take on rivals West Perth at Medibank Stadium this Saturday in the annual Jeremy Silcock Shield Match. 

Change Of Game Times This Week

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Please be informed of game times for this Saturday’s Rd 17 home game v West Perth, this is due to the League game being a Channel 7 broadcast match.

Colts – 8:25am

Reserves – 10:55am

League – 1:40pm

Royals Wrap Up Round 15

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 3:11 PM - by Jasmine Cookson

East Perth has a lot to be proud of this round putting on hat trick against South Fremantle down at Fremantle Community Oval on Saturday.

With their finals hopes on the line the Royals put together one of their strongest starting line-ups for the season, pitting experience, class and pace against the top side in the competition. Noteworthy inclusions were; returning skipper Craig Wulff, Xavier Ellis, Eric Mackenzie, Dom Sheed and young guns Nathan Blee and Jack Redden.

Craig Wulff returned in style booting the Royals first of the afternoon, which then sparked four consecutive goals for East Perth courtesy of Brant Colledge and Kane Lucas. But Kane Lucas was quickly taken off the field with a suspected knee injury at the end of the first term, ending cutting his day short.

South Freo kicked the first goal of the second quarter but East Perth responded in spectacular fashion. Despite limited time on the field, Dom Sheed maximized his time off the bench and kicked the Royals first for the second. Young duo Jack Redden and Liam Duggan staked their claim up forward with a couple of quick goals. Even though the Bulldogs kept pushing forward, East Perth’s backline was impeccable. Tom Gorter, Eric Mackenzie, Xavier Ellis and Mitchell Fraser simply out muscled their opponents and got on top in the one-on-one contests, only conceding one goal by the end of the term. Jared Oakley-Nicholls ran into an open goal square late in the quarter to extend the Royals lead by three goals.

The next half would prove a real struggle for East Perth with only two men on the bench with Kane Lucas and Fraser McInnes ruled out for the rest of the match. The third was tit-for-tat scoring with no consecutive goals for either side. Ben Saunders booted the first for the quarter for South Fremantle. Jared Oakley-Nicholls hit back with an effortless set-shot from the boundary line. Mason Shaw kicked his fourth for the Bulldogs, but Simon Tunbridge quickly followed Oakley-Nicholls’ lead and kicked another from the boundary on his left foot for the Royals. Jack Redden impressed yet again, taking a strong contested mark inside the 50 and kicking his third for the game.

Going into the final quarter and with the stakes high, East Perth was more than determined. It was clear the game would be won on will and desperation rather than textbook plays and tricks. The Royals backline had no rotations but proved to be one the saving grace for the club. East Perth’s ability to create play and control the footy from full back was remarkable. Gorter and Fraser in particular, ran for four solid quarters of football covering distance up and down the ground. Although both sides could not take advantage of numerous scoring opportunities, East Perth’s lead coming into the final quarter held them in good stead and proved too difficult for South Fremantle to catch-up. Jared Oakley-Nicholls sealed the game with his third goal- East Perth coming out winners against the topside in the league by 16 points. Producing one of their best all-round team performances, the Royals were very deserving of one of the biggest upsets of the season.

The final score was East Perth 12.14 86 to South Fremantle 9.16 70. The Royals take on Swan Districts as Steel Blue Oval next Saturday.

East Perth continued their impressive form in both the Reserves and the Colts. In a top of the table clash in the Reserves, East Perth held off on a late surge from South Fremantle to come out on top by 20 points. The Royals now sit at the top of the Reserves ladder. Meanwhile, the Colts put on the match of the round in a thrilling two-point victory over the Bulldogs.

The Reserves score was East Perth 11.16 82 to South Fremantle 9.8 62.

The Colts final score was East Perth 10.8 68 to South Fremantle 10.6 66.

Well done to all of our boys!