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
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.
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.
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.
East Perth have a mammoth task ahead of them, taking on top dogs South Fremantle at their home ground at Community Bank Stadium this Saturday.
If the Royals can muster a win against the Bulldogs, the finals race remains open for the boys in black and blue come August. Coming of a bye last week East Perth are expected to come out all guns blazing and motors fully charged.
With one of their toughest games to date, East Perth have pooled together one of their best starting line-ups this season. Co-captain Craig Wulff returns from injury and adds some experience to the Royals forward line alongside big man Fraser McInnes. Followers Liam Duggan and Jack Redden also come back into the starting 22 for the centre bounce. After a stand out performance in the Reserves Nathan Blee regains his place and will share half back amongst a strong defensive unit in Xaiver Ellis, Mitchell Fraser and Eric Mackenzie. Mitch Lague and Tom Gorter have slotted into the defensive unit nicely. It is a good test for East Perth's back line against the top side in the competition.
The Reserves will look to wrestle their spot on top of the ladder in their top of the table clash. There will be plenty of talent on show from both teams in what promises to be one of the games of the season in the Reserves.
The Colts will be looking to claim a big scalp against the 2nd placed South Fremantle Colts. After an impressive performance against League leaders Perth a fortnight ago the youngest Royals will be looking to finish the home and away season strongly
Round 15 will see some of East Perth's strongest sides going into one of their most definitive rounds of the season. Good luck boys!
Wulffgirl will be running in her 2nd race at Northam on 30 June. After a promising first race the trainer Dion Luciani has commented 'The filly will more than likely find the 1300m a little bit sharp again; but we expect to see her at her best in a mile the following start.'
The East Perth Football Club and District would like to thank you everyone who supported this year’s 2016 East Perth ‘Allianz’ Family Day and District Parade at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.
A special mention to all club coaches and parents who attended and supported us with the parade.
The highlight of the day was the District Guard of Honour for our Royals players before the match.
The lucky winners of the Allianz Awards as seen below.
‘Allianz’ Club Achievement Award
$400 – Awarded to the Junior Club with the most attendees on the day (Percentage based on number on Total Club Enrolments)
WINNER: BAYSWATER JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB
‘Allianz’ Loyal Royal Award
$100 – Awarded to the Junior Club who’s player who goes above and beyond to support the Royals (hair spray, face-paint, signs, loudest cheer)
WINNER: ELLENBROOK DOCKERS
‘Allianz’ Most Enthusiastic Club
$100 – Awarded to the most enthusiastic club on the day. Judged on: Best dressed (club polos, jumpers etc), Most colourful (Hairspray, streamers, face paint) and loudest club.
WINNER: MT LAWLEY JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB
We look forward to a bigger and better Family Day and Parade next year.