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Update on Beau

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:26 PM

The East Perth Football Club is pleased to advise that Beau has regained sensation and some movement in most of his limbs. It will be a slow and patient process but any positive improvement is great news.

Beau's parents Brett and Olivia have moved into a rental owned by League Coach Jaymie Graham to allow them to spend more time with Beau. It is just one of the many acts of generosity the football community has shown towards Beau and his family.

The Lower South West Footbal League has also been tremendous in their fundraising endeavours. If you would like to donate to the Beau Chatley Recovery Fund please visit


Below is an update as seen on Channel 7 news

Change of Game Times

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 2:51 PM

This week the East Perth vs East Fremantle League game will be telecast live on Channel 7 from 1.30. As a result the game times have been changed to the following

League - 1.40pm Bouncedown

Reserves - 10.55am

Colts - 8.25am

With the Colts and League in a 'Finals Play-Off' with East Fremantle for a spot in the finals and the Reserves looking to seal top spot there is plenty on the line. We encourage all Loyal Royals to get down to Shark Park and cheer the boys on!

Royals Preview Round 22

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 1:31 PM

East Perth host South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium this Saturday in a do-or-die clash that could determine the season for the Royals. East Perth have noted down some huge inclusions and we analyze some of the key battle lines to be won or lost for this blockbuster game of Round 22.


After showing some promise earlier this season as a solid all-rounder Liam Duggan comes back into midfield, alongside Corey Adamson. Nathan Blee has also been names and could feature across half back with teammates Tom Gorter and Paddy Brophy. Jamie Bennell could also make his way into the side after booting 5 goals in the Reserves. 

Jordan Snadden, Thomas Hodgson, Matthew Allen and Thomas Omodei have also been named on the extended bench. 


Given the Eagles Friday Night showdown against the Hawks, East Perth have lost Lewis Jetta and Eric Mackenzie. Patrick McGinnity will also miss the clash due to the knock he copped last week. McGinnity’s hard-ball style of play and Mackenzie’s composure down back will be missed but the Royals will still have a solid and experienced defense line with Mitchell Fraser and Mitchell Brown.

Battle Lines:

Home ground Advantage: Both teams have met 18 times at Medibank and have each won 9 games aside, so East Perth cannot take a home ground advantage as a given this weekend. The last time these clubs met at Fremantle Oval in Round 15 the Royals downed the Bulldogs in an unexpected win. East Perth will need to play as if they are vying for a win away from home. 

Forward X Factor: Jamie Bennell has come back into the side this week and if he can get some confidence early on in the game, he could be the leader up forward the Royals need. The Royals have had some difficulty putting pressure on the scoreboard in recent weeks. If Bennell, Giles and McInnes can lift and grab a couple goals apiece, the Royals will have basis’s covered come Saturday.

Rovers: The Royals are playing Liam Duggan and Corey Adamson as followers. It’ll be a great test of their resilience with Redden and Wulff to add experience. Both players have shown excellent versatility around the ground which could make all the difference. 

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Telethon Day at the Royals

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:10 PM

This Saturday it is Telethon Day at the Royals. There are plenty of activities planned and we are looking forward to our first dry day at the footy for nearly the whole season.

  • Come and get a selfie with Fat Cat
  • Buy your very own Fat Cat doll to take home
  • Inflatables around the ground
  • Face painting
  • Lures for PokemonGo will also be planted at the East Perth Pokestop throughout the day

If you mention Telethon at the gate $2 from your entry will go directly to Telethon and there will be tin shakers around the ground for donations to Telethon 

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

Royals Wrap Up Round 21

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:47 PM

East Perth will have to play boldly and bravely for the last two games of the season, after a frustrating loss to Subiaco on the weekend. 

Despite being on par with the Lions for most of the game, the Royals were outplayed in the second half and couldn’t stop an explosive Subiaco forward line led by Liam Ryan and Hamish Shepheard.

The Royals matched Subiaco in the first quarter with both sides only managing one major each. Mitchell Lague backed himself and booted a nice set shot from outside 50. Subiaco didn’t make the most of their opportunities going forward but their offensive pressure set the tone for the rest of the match.

Samuel Powell-Pepper and Jack Redden teamed up for a nice goal in the second term. Powell-Pepper laid on a brilliant tackle in the goal square for Redden to then pick up the loose ball and kick it through for his first major. Patrick McGinnity then went back and slotted through another goal for the Royals. But Subiaco’s forwards made the most of their opportunities putting on three majors to lead them by the halftime break.

The third quarter was the make or break quarter for both sides and unfortunately the Lions stepped up to the challenge. Turnovers and mistakes in the corridor hurt East Perth and Subiaco played most of the third term in their forward half. The Royals rebounded a bit in the fourth quarter with quick goals to Corey Adamson and Jonathon Giles but it wasn’t enough to catch-up to the Lions unstoppable forward scoreboard pressure.

The final score was East Perth 6.10 46 to Subiaco 9.14 68.

East Perth take on South Fremantle at Medibank Satdium this weekend. If the Royals can get four points this weekend they are still in with a chance to play finals football.

Round 21 Preview

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

East Perth will take on first-place Subiaco tomorrow in a must-win clash for the Royals to keep their finals hopes alive. We take a look at the Royals big In’s and Out’s for Round 21, as well as some of the key battlelines East Perth must win against the top club in the competition.


Fraser McInnes comes back into the full forward line to add another tall body in the goal square, along with Jonathon Giles. Young gun Jack Redden is also back to add some pace to the Royals midfield, and agility for those all important clearances. 

After showing some promise last weekend in front of goal, Tom Lamb remains at half forward. Mitchell Brown and Eric Mackenzie will help lead a formidable backline, along with Mitchell Fraser, Tom Cole and Tom Gorter

A big of a re-shuffle in the midfield sees Brant Colledge move up the ground along with Lewis Jetta.


The one significant loss for the Royals is Xavier Ellis, who announced his retirement earlier this week. 


Stoppages: Even the though the Royals have some good height up forward in Giles, Lamb and McInnes, getting effective deliveries into their forward 50 is crucial. Patrick McGinnity, Jack Redden and Malcom Karpany need to use their versatility to make sure their tall forwards get a good look at the ball this weekend. 

Forward Power: East Perth’s forward line need to step up this weekend and do some damage on the scoreboard, after remaining goalless for the whole third term last week against Peel (which is when the Thunder put on five consecutive goals). Meanwhile, the Royals backline need to mark leading goal-kicker Hamish Sepheard and not let him gain momentum up forward. Subiaco has the highest percentage in the league so East Perth need to win their one-on-one match ups to make sure the Lions have limited goal scoring oppurtunities.

Youngsters: Both sides have welcomed some fresh blood into their side for tomorrow’s clash. Jack Redden, Callum Hart and Samuel Powell-Pepper have been selected for the Royals. Subiaco will keep Chris Bryan, Liam Ryan and Sean Bradley in their starting 22. It’s a chance for East Perth’s young boys to step up and embrace a tough challenge against the league leaders. Hart, Redden and Corey Adamson have all showed great potential and have proved they can be game-changing influences. If they can tap into that for tomorrow’s game, they could be a solid force to be reckoned with.  

Premiership Reunion Luncheon

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:07 PM

East Perth Football Club Presents

1956 League and 1976 Reserves
Premiership Reunions

Saturday August 20

Enjoy a lunch with some greats of our club as we celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the 1956 Premiership and 40 year anniversary of our 1976 Reserves Premiership.  

11.00am for a 11.30am Start 



East Perth Members Bar
Medibank Stadium
246 Vincent St, Leederville

Book now by contacting Paulyne on 9443 2259 or

Pre booking and payment is essential. 
Tickets must be purchased by Monday August 15

Royals Wrap Up Round 20

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Royals could not stop a dangerous Peel Thunder on the weekend, going down to the Thunder by ….. 

In a significant game for both sides, the stakes were high with a safe spot in the finals up for grabs. 

East Perth started the game well, with Tom Lamb booting the first goal of the match after a strong contested mark. Lamb showed some promise up forward for the Royals, with clever bodywork and overheard marking that could definitely be tapped into for future games. Jonathon Giles also got on the scoreboard. The Royals tackling pressure around the ground and defensive rebounding held them in good stead, and East Perth were up by the end of the first break. 

Peel came out blistering in the second quarter and dominated play inside their forward 50 for most of the term. East Perth were finding it hard to even get their hands on the footy, whilst the Thunder won key stoppages and center clearances to go forward. After Peel put on four consecutive goals, debutant Samuel Powell-Pepper eventually kicked the Royals first (and his first league goal) for the quarter. Mitchell Brown got a late major for East Perth jut before the siren, but the Thunder clearly won the quarter five goals to two. 

The third term was a goalless affair for the Royals and the Thunder ran away with the match, putting on another five goal haul. Crucial errors cost East Perth, as the Thunder capitalized on turnovers. Shayne Hille and Jonathon Giles scored a few late goals one in the final term but Peel’s midfield experience and relentless offense proved too damaging. The Royals went down to the Thunder by 36 points.

The final score was East Perth 7.11 53 to Peel Thunder 13.11 89.

The Royals now take on Subiaco at Medibank Stadium this Saturday.

Update on Beau

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 2:06 PM

During the game against Peel Thunder, East Perth in conjunction with coterie group Lotons Club sold Beau Chatley badges and held a raffle with all proceeds going directly to the Beau Chatley Recovery Fund. We are pleased to announce that $2,878.50 was raised throughout the day. Thank you to everyone who bought a badge, ticket or donated to our tins throughout the day.

Currently through the generosity of the football community $35,000 through online fundraising. This along with a generous personal donation from Greg and Cathy Walsh and other corporate companies including, Hyundai Genuine Parts and Osborne Park Volkswagen and unexpected donations from our Banquet Auction just over $65,000 has been raised to help Beau and the Chatley Family.

We are pleased to report that Beau hit another milestone on his road to recovery early Saturday morning by wriggling his big toe. This is another positive landmark on a long road to recovery. Beau is continuing to undergo intensive therapy every day.

If you would like to donate please click here

Royals Preview Round 20

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:14 AM

East Perth will take on equals Peel Thunder at Medibank Stadium this Saturday, in a pivotal game that could help cement the Royals spot in the top five. 

If East Perth can muster a win at against the Thunder at home this weekend, they will put themselves a game clear of Peel for finals contention. 

Coming off a bye last week, the Royals have to not be complement with an extra week’s break and must not also take playing at their home ground as a given advantage. But it’s worth noting that at Medibank, the Royals have a 14-4 track record against Peel.

Jonathon Giles comes back into the starting 22 at full forward, whilst Eric Mackenzie returns to bring some stability and experience to the full back line. Traditional backman Tom Lamb has been given a run at half forward, with all-rounder Paddy Brophy falling back instead. After consecutively being one of East Perth’s multiple-goal kickers in the last fewk weeks, Craig Wulff will also start on the left forward pocket. 

East Perth has a strong midfield with Malcom Karpany, Corey Adamson and Tom Cole. But they’ll have to put up a strong effort against Peel’s dynamic duo in Nick Suban and Tendai Mzungu. 

Thomas Omodei has also been called up to start on the Royals interchange.

The last these teams met was back in Round 10 and Peel did a superb job of keeping the Royals goalless after the first quarter. If East Perth’s forwards can utilize their height and muscle they should be able to put on a solid offensive effort. The Royals cannot solely rely on their dominant midfields and reliable backline to win them the game.

Check out the boys preparing for the clash below!