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Royals Report Round 2

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00 PM - by Rhys Dickinson

East Perth put its rivals on notice with a 58-point demolition of arch rivals West Perth at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

The Royals looked nothing like the team that was humiliated by Subiaco last Friday as they led the Falcons from start to finish to register their first win of the 2018 WAFL season.

Looking to atone for the club’s worst round one performance since its inception, East Perth jumped out of the blocks and kicked the game’s first two goals on the back of some intense pressure around the ball.

West Perth appeared to arrest the home team’s momentum midway through the first quarter, but the errant Falcons failed to hit the scoreboard during their period of dominance, due in large part to the Royals' desperate defence.

Fraser McInnes, one of East Perth’s shining lights during last week’s good Friday annihilation, stamped his authority on the game early in the second quarter when he reeled in a contested mark and slotted his first goal of the day from 25m.

He would prove to be a thorn in West Perth’s side for the remainder of the afternoon and worked well in tandem with Julian Ameduri and Stan Wright at the centre bounce to give East Perth an edge in the clearance battle. 

Inspired by McInnes’ major, the Royals seized control of the clash and kicked four more goals to the Falcons’ one to establish a healthy 27-point advantage at the main break.

Jarrod Brander set the tone for the second half with an inspiring goal from the boundary shortly after the resumption of play and midfielder Luke Partington rubbed salt in the Falcons’ wounds with a running goal from outside the 50m arc shortly after.

Brander and Partington found the major opening again early in the final quarter to all but put the game to bed before, fittingly, McInnes claimed the game’s final goal to seal the 17.10 (112) to 7.12 (54) result.

McInnes finished the contest with 31 hitouts, 23 disposals, eight marks and two goals, while Partington amassed a team-high 30 disposals and Brander registered 18 disposals, nine marks and three goals.

Royals co-captain Patrick McGinnity had a big impact on the contest with his 33 disposals, eight marks and six inside 50s and Will Maginness kicked two crucial goals and collected 23 touches, while Shayne Hille got his hands on the ball 20 times.

Malcolm Karpany (24 disposals, six marks, two tackles) was one of East Perth’s best through the middle, Kurt Mutimer pressured the game with five effective tackles and Tarir

Bayok -playing just his second league game - used the ball well with his 18 touches.

Defenders Francis Watson (21 disposals, seven marks, three tackles), Will Schofield (18 disposals, eight marks, three tackles), Tom Cole (15 disposals, three tackles), Josh Rotham (13 disposals, five marks) and Tom Gorter (12 disposals, four marks) all played a crucial role in the victory.
 
EAST PERTH 3.1 8.3 12.7 17.10 (112)
WEST PERTH 1.4 3.6 5.8 7.12 (54)
GOALS – EAST PERTH:
Brander 3; Blee, McInnes, Maginness, Wellingham, Partington 2; Hille, Wright, Eaton, Allen.
WEST PERTH: Manzone, Knott 2; Strijk, Keitel, King.

 

Match Day Info Round 2 vs West Perth

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Key Times:

7.30am – Gates Open
8.00am – Past Players Kiosk Open
8.00am - Handsome Stranger Coffee Van Opens
9.00am – Colts Bouncedown
11.40am – Reserves Bouncedown
12.00pm – Members Bar and Teramo Canteen Facilities Open
2.15pm – League Bouncedown
5.00pm – 16’s Bouncedown

Getting There:                                       
There are three main entrance gates into Leederville Oval, one off Vincent Street, one off Oxford Street and one near Richmond Street near the Loftus Recreation Centre.

Nearest train station is Leederville train station, on the Joondalup Line. Leederville Oval is a short 8-minute walk from Leederville train station. Trains depart every 15 minutes in both directions on game day.

Nearest bus stop is 12694 situated closest to the Richmond Street entrance with bus number 402, 403 and 404 stopping here. Bus stop 12676 stops on Oxford Street closest to the Vincent Street and Oxford Street entrances with bus number 15 stopping here.

Parking is available at the Loftus Recreation Centre, street parking on Richmond Street and various car parks throughout Leederville.

Please be aware that because it is a Subiaco home game there is no paid parking at the ground 

Tickets
On Game Day tickets can be purchased from any of the three gates located off Vincent Street, Oxford Street and Richmond Street.  Adult Tickets $15. Concession Tickets $12. Under 16s Free. 

Family Friendly Fun
WAFL Football remains a family friendly environment. All attendees are welcome to come onto the field during the quarter breaks. Please keep a distance from team huddles and leave the ground at the sound of the two sirens.

Frozen Fanta Van
Pop down and see Erin in the Frozen Fanta Van. $5 a cup with FREE REFILLS

Teramo Catering
Get hamburgers, footy chips, pies and all your food favourites by visiting Teramo Catering, located upstairs in the Members Bar.

Members Bar
The Members Bar is open to all East Perth supporters from 12pm

Team Store
The East Perth Team Store will open all day located on the ground floor of the East Perth building. Pop in to grab your 2018 merchandise
 
Memberships
Memberships will be available for purchase by visiting the team store. Those who already have memberships will be able to pick their 2018 membership caps by visiting the Jane or Paulyne at the East Perth Team Store.
 
Kick-to-kick
Bring your footy and have a kick on Leederville Oval during the breaks. If you need a footy please stop by the East Perth Team Store and pick one up from $10.
 
Broadcast Information
Two radio broadcasts will be available for Friday’s clash. KIX Digital will be broadcasting live, while if you are at the ground, tune your device to Footy Radio to get live play by play of all the action as East Perth West Perth battle. Check out the East Perth Facebook page for a live stream of the coverage through Footy Radio for all grades.
 
Social Media
Make sure you check into Leederville Oval when attending and join the conversation by using #GoRoyals.

Match Day Info vs Subiaco

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Key Times:

7.30am – Gates Open
9.00am – 16’s Bouncedown
11.00am – Colts Bouncedown
12.00pm – Bar and Canteen Facilities Open
1.30pm – Development League Bouncedown
3.00pm – McDonalds Kids Zone Open
4.15pm – League Bouncedown

East Perth League Team Here

Getting There:                                       
There are three main entrance gates into Leederville Oval, one off Vincent Street, one off Oxford Street and one near Richmond Street near the Loftus Recreation Centre.
Nearest train station is Leederville train station, on the Joondalup Line. Leederville Oval is a short 8-minute walk from Leederville train station. Trains depart every 15 minutes in both directions on game day.

Nearest bus stop is 12694 situated closest to the Richmond Street entrance with bus number 402, 403 and 404 stopping here. Bus stop 12676 stops on Oxford Street closest to the Vincent Street and Oxford Street entrances with bus number 15 stopping here.
Parking is available at the Loftus Recreation Centre, street parking on Richmond Street and various car parks throughout Leederville.
Please be aware that because it is a Subiaco home game there is no paid parking at the ground 

Tickets
On Game Day tickets can be purchased from any of the three gates located off Vincent Street, Oxford Street and Richmond Street.  Adult Tickets $15. Concession Tickets $12. Under 16s Free. East Perth Season Tickets will not be accepted to gain entry as it is a Subiaco home game. 

McDonalds Kid Zone
McDonalds will be supporting the Good Friday match with a kid zone set up on the northern side of the ground. Visit the kid zone for your shot at a handball game, a spinning wheel and a host of other activities.

Family Friendly Fun
WAFL Football remains a family friendly environment. All attendees are welcome to come onto the field during the quarter breaks. Please keep a distance from team huddles and leave the ground at the sound of the two sirens.
Teramo Catering
Get hamburgers, footy chips, pies and all your food favourites by visiting Teramo Catering, located upstairs in the Members Bar.
  
Bar Areas
The Members Bar will be closed between 1pm and 3.30pm for the Premiership Reunion Luncheon for the 1958 and 1978 League and 1978 Reserves teams. Bar and canteen facilities will be open in the Common Room with access from the Members Grandstand seating

Team Store
The East Perth Team Store will open all day located on the ground floor of the East Perth building. Pop in to grab your 2018 merchandise
 
Memberships
Memberships will be available for purchase by visiting the team store. Those who already have memberships will be able to pick their 2018 membership caps by visiting the Jane or Paulyne at the East Perth Team Store.
 
Kick-to-kick
Bring your footy and have a kick on Leederville Oval during the breaks. If you need a footy please stop by the East Perth Team Store and pick one up from $10.
 
Broadcast Information
Two radio broadcasts will be available for Friday’s clash. ABC Grandstand will be broadcasting live, while if you are at the ground, tune your device to Footy Radio to get live play by play of all the action as Subiaco and East Perth battle. Check out the East Perth Facebook page for a live stream of the coverage through Footy Radio.
 
Social Media
Make sure you check into Leederville Oval when attending and join the conversation by using #GoRoyals.

Exciting New Link With Our Zone

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The club is pleased to announce that Ang Barbaro will be taking up a newly created role within the club of East Perth FC Metro Zone Coordinator.

With the changing structure in the junior football landscape to the Regional Development Council, it is inevitable that the pathways and relationships that have been developed with our junior clubs over many years of the Royals District model will be severely impacted. The Board of Directors at East Perth have recognised that it is vitally important that we work not only to maintain, but to build on the relationships already established. 

The Board have therefore resolved to create the East Perth Football Club Metro Zone position. The position will be the conduit between the East Perth FC and zoned junior clubs where there can have direct two way communications.  'I will look to build on already established programs such as the Junior Club Day at the WAFL, Royals Gala Day (Parade Day), Auskick Gala Day amongst others, along with identifying new initiatives where the EPFC can support our juniors and keep the East Perth brand ‘alive and well’ in club land' long time ' Loyal Royal' Ang said 

'As we know, under the current partnership arrangement, and beyond, our juniors are the future of the East Perth Football Club.  I am therefore very excited to again be involved in what I see as a crucial role for both the East Perth FC and our junior clubs moving forward.  I also look forward to again working closely with you both as we roll out this new position.'

The club wishes Ang all the best in this voluntary role and look forward to continue building our zone to give every player in our zone the best opportunity to reach their potential.

Football Operations Manager Departs

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

East Perth’s long-standing Football Operations Manager has resigned after nine and a half years to take up the Chief Executive Officer position at the Willeton Basketball Association.

A former League and State football player at East Fremantle, Mark came to the club at the conclusion of the 2008 season under the recommendation of Tony Micale. 

Over his time at the Royals ‘Winnie” has been a popular member of staff and a constant through changes in the coaching group, playing squad and differing club environments.

The club has participated in two WAFL Grand Finals and two Preliminary finals in that time and also made a semi final of the Foxtel Cup, however we were not able to bring home the ultimate success.

Winnett said “I would like to thank everyone involved at the Royals for their support, friendship over the last 9 ½ years and the people and players of the club are what have made my time an enjoyable one. I would like to wish the club all the best for the 2018 season and have high hopes that the young and exciting group and get back to play finals football again this season”.

The club would like to wish Mark all the best in his new role and hope that he will continue to bring his young family down to Leederville on Saturdays.

Please follow This Link if you would like to apply for this position

Pre Season 3

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The Royals will play their third and final pre-season match against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday. It will be the last chance for the boys to impress before our Good Friday Blockbuster against Subiaco next Friday.

The League will again be a young team as in previous weeks but this match practice will be invaluable throughout the season. Stan Wright and Mitch Gupanis will be looking to continue their strong pre-season form. It will also be the first chance to see young Eagles speedster Jack Petruccelli and big man Jarrod Brander in the black and blue.

 

 

East Perth vs Peel Thunder

Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah

Game Times

League 1.30pm
Reserves 4.15pm
Colts 11.00am
16's 9.00am

League Team List
2. Jackson Ramsay
3. Luke Partington
4. Shayne Hille
5. Pat McGinnity
7. Stan Wright
8. Will Maginness
10. Nathan Blee
11. Ben Miller
13. Mitch Gupanis
14. Nathan Waite
21. Jarrod Brander
26. Kurt Mitimer
27. Nathan Eaton
30. Hamish Brayshaw
37. Malcolm Karpany
38. Kane La Fontaine
39. Willie Rioli
41. Ajang Ajang
42. Matthew Allen
43. Josh Rotham
49. Taylor North
56. Tarir Bayok
64. Jack Petrucelli
71. Callan England

 

Pre Season 2 Preview

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The Royals League and Reserves take on South Fremantle at Lathlain Park (Perth’s home ground) due to the St Patricks Day Festival being held at Leederville Oval on Saturday. The Colts and 16’s will take on the Bulldogs on Sunday at Fremantle Oval

There are several changes from the League team that took on East Fremantle last week. Importantly Pat McGinnity and Kyle Anderson will play as they continue to build towards Round 1. Excitingly Mitch Gupanis, Ciaran Allsop, the Young Brothers Matt and Will, Kane La Fontaine, Christian Ameduri, Erick Bashimule and Ajang Ajang get their opportunity to press for League selection after impressive pre- seasons.

Game Times
Saturday 17 March – Lathlain Park
League – 11.30am
Reserves – 9.00am

Sunday 18 March Fremantle Oval
Colts – 12.30pm
U16’s – 10.30am

League Squad
W.Young, Ramsay, Hille, McGinnity, Anderson, Wright, Maginness, J.Ameduri, Blee, Miller, Gupanis, Waite, Dobson, Samelko, Redhead, Eaton, Allsop, M.Young, LaFontaine, C.Ameduri, North, Bashemule, Bolton, Wellingham, Ajang.

Senior Squad Jumper Numbers – 17/3/18

 

Pre Season 1 Review

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The Royals have gotten off to a positive start in our first competitive hit out in preparation for the 2018 McDonalds Premiership Season. The big news of the game was Nic Naitanui playing his first game in 18 months however a number of other players took centre stage down at ‘Shark Park’.

The Royals got off to a great start kicking with the wind in the first quarter. Reigning FD Book Medallist Julian Ameduri found plenty of the ball and looked strong around the contest. The Sharks held the Royals goalless in the second term, but the boys responded strongly in the third with Will Maginness looking dangerous around goal, creating several clever opportunities.

The fourth quarter was a vast improvement on the second with the Royals running out winners by 25 points.

Stan Wright was a standout kicking 4 goals and gathering many possessions across half forward. Nathan Eaton booted 3 goals and was a good target up forward before leaving the ground due to a knock to the head.

The Reserves were very impressive in their match. A very young side, with several Colts graduates and a few still of Colts age, their superior intent around the ball and fitness was clear to see. With the same core group of players from last season as well as an injection of talent from the 2017 Colts this side will look to improve on their results from 2017.

The Colts had a tough morning against the reigning Premiers. In their first match together under the guidance of former League player Garry Moss the boys never recovered from a slow start. There were some promising signs and the team will only improve with more game time over the next two weeks

Pre-Season Preview

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:29 AM

The Royals kick start their 2018 Premiership campaign tomorrow at East Fremantle Oval against the Sharks. With the Royals coming off a solid preseason and the Sharks wanting to show off some new recruits it promises to be a cracking game between two teams who expect big things out of 2018.

The story of the game will be Nic Naitanui’s return to football after an 18-month layoff after rupturing his ACL in 2016. All football followers will be hoping for a safe and successful return for the dual All-Australian. The biggest name in WA football will share ruck duties with young Aaron Redhead who will also play his first senior game for the Royals and the exciting Asher Samelko.

Recruits Sharrad Wellingham and Jackson Ramsay will be keen to show off what they can offer the Royals in 2018. After coming off AFL lists at the end of last year both have relished the environment at the Royals and have plenty to offer this season. The polish of Wellingham and the toughness of Ramsay are important components of our impressive midfield unit.

Reigning FD Book Julian Ameduri and Nathan Blee will be looking to build on their strong performances from last year. Stan Wright, Will Maginness and Callum Hart have impressed everyone at the club this preseason and look primed for big seasons. Shayne Hille will be looking to stamp his authority across half forward and through the middle

Co Captains Kyle Anderson and Pat McGinnity as well as defender Tom Gorter will miss the clash to manage niggles in readiness for the season.

The reserves take a young, but exciting squad into their preseason match. Nelson Waite, Mitch Dobson and Taylor North will all be looking to press their case for more time in the seniors after getting a taste last year. 12 Colts graduates from 2017 including Christian Ameduri, Sam East, Kye Willcocks and Harley Stack will take the field with the future of the Royals looking bright.

East Perth vs East Fremantle
10 March 2018 East Fremantle Oval

Game Times
League – 2.00pm
Reserves – 11.30am
Colts – 9.00am

East Perth League Team List  
Name No
Jackson RAMSAY 2
Chris MASTEN 3
Shayne HILLE 4
Luke PARTINGTON 5
Stan WRIGHT 7
Will MAGINNESS 8
Julian AMEDURI 9
Nathan BLEE 10
Ben MILLER 11
Callum HART 12
Sharrod WELLINGHAM 13
Asher SAMELKO 18
Aaron REDHEAD 19
Will SCHOFIELD 20
Jackson NELSON 21
Kurt MUTIMER 26
Nathan EATON 27
Nic NAITANUI 29
Hamish BRAYSHAW 30
Brayden AINSWORTH 37
Kane LAFONTAINE 38
Matthew ALLEN 42
Joshua ROTHAM 43
Francis WATSON 44
Dwayn BOLTON 56
Malcolm KARPANY 63
Callum ENGLAND 65
Tarir BAYOK 71
 

East Perth Reserves Team List

First Name No
Will YOUNG 1
Austin WATSON 2
Nelson WAITE 14
Mitch DOBSON 16
Ciaran ALLSOP 31
Jamie RUDRUM 32
Matthew YOUNG 34
Harley STACK 35
Sam EAST 36
Christian AMEDURI 39
Daniel RUSSO 40
Mitchell GUPANIS 44
Joshua HEWETT 45
Kye WILLCOCKS 46
Harry BLANCH 47
Tom AMOS 48
Taylor NORTH 49
Reginald JONES 50
Erick BASHEMULE 51
Kobe CHRISP 52
Jack AMOS 53
Alex MICHELON 54
Josh LOO 55
Jake BALESTRA 57
Jedd EDWARDS 58
Tom VELLIOS 59
Nathan INTROVIGNE 60
Matthew SEYMOUR 61
Nathan ARBON 62
Jake DUGAN 64
Braydn FURMARK 66
Campbell ABBOTT 67
Kristian CAPORN 68
 
 

 

 

Premiership Reunion Luncheon

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:29 PM

1958 & 1978 League and Reserves Premiership Reunions

Enjoy a lunch with some greats of our club as we celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the 1958 Premiership and 40 year anniversary of our 1978 League and Reserves Premiership.

Date: Friday March 30

Time: 12.30pm for a 1pm Start 

Cost: $80 Per person

 

 

Includes

  • 2-Course meal
  • Drinks package
  • Entry to the Good Friday Clash vs Subiaco

Where: East Perth Members Bar, 246 Vincent St, Leederville

Book now by contacting Paulyne on 9443 2259 or pwebster@eastperthfc.com.au

Pre booking and payment is essential. Tickets must be purchased by Monday March 21