State 16s outclass Victoria Country

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:49 PM

WA’s State 16s have secured a dominant 54-point win over Victoria Country in their final 2018 NAB AFL National 16s Championship clash today, July 13, at the GABBA.

WA made their mark in the opening term of the clash with six goals. This strong start set the precedent for the rest of the match with WA running out 13.13 (91)- 5.7 (37) winners.

Nathan O'Driscoll was named WA's best with 23 disposals and five tackles. Taj Schofield, Jaxon Bellchambers, Connor Avery and Owen Dann were also among WA's best.

David Yaccob from Peel Thunder, pictured, was named the WA MVP for the Championship series.

Owen Dann kicked four goals for WA, while Connor Avery, Ayden Cartwight and Joel Western added two each. 

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Round 15 Colts Wrap

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were just the three matches in Round 15 on Saturday with East Perth closing in on a finals position, Subiaco returning to top of the table and Peel Thunder moving a game clear in second spot from those games.

With Claremont, East Fremantle and West Perth having byes in Round 15 of the 2018 WAFL Colts season, it set the stage for three important matches on Saturday that saw some movement throughout the ladder as a result.

The first match to get the round underway was on Saturday morning at Steel Blue Oval and it was a tight affair, with East Perth ending up beating Swan Districts 7.11 (53) to 7.6 (48) with the Royals now only percentage outside of fifth position.

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CEO Statement

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:03 PM

East Perth Football Club has given the Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC) a Notice of Termination after mutually agreeing with the West Coast Eagles to conclude our current partnership agreement.

After careful consideration, the Board have decided that it is in East Perth’s best interest to leave our arrangement with The West Coast Eagles to ensure fairness with regards to WAFC Zoning and Funding Reviews that are imminent.

East Perth has been the partner club of the West Coast Eagles since 2013 after it was agreed by the WAFC that the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers would not be allowed to field standalone teams in the WAFL competition.

While the partnership has been successful for both clubs, we agree that it is appropriate to now move in separate directions.

Whilst the partnership has not been without challenges, these have arisen because both clubs were focused on getting the best results from the partnership.

Our relationship with the West Coast Eagles is a strong one and one I hope continues long into the future.

To our sponsors, members and supporters who have continued to support us through this period, thank you. By staying true to the course, we have been able to give our great club its best chance to be sustainable for generations to come.

I would encourage all our members and supporters to reconnect with the club. Your support is as important as ever. Our current squad of East Perth listed players is a tremendous group of young men. The club will need to put into place future support structures and resources to ensure they can become the best players they can be.

There are still many details to work through to finalise our standalone arrangement. East Perth, the West Coast Eagles and the WAFC are working together to establish what the exit strategy is and what the timeline for this will be.

Dean Turner
East Perth Football Club

2018 Landmark Country Football Championships

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM

This year's Landmark Country Football Championships games will be played in the metropolitan area between July 6 and 8, including Colts games in Mandurah and senior finals in Perth.

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Around the Grounds - Round 13

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Four ripper WA Football League clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there will be heaps of activities and competitions all members of the family can get involved in.

East Fremantle and Claremont take to Geraldton as part of the WA Football Commission’s ‘Festival of Football’ event being held in the region this week. Live score updates and statistics can be viewed via the WAFL app and on both the WAFL clubs Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Click here for more information on the ‘Festival of Football’.

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Round 13 Match Previews

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM - by Chris Pike

THE WAFL is back to a full round of fixtures this Saturday and there's plenty on the line with West Perth trying to topple Subiaco in the annual International Football Festival at Joondalup Arena undoubtedly the headline act.

There were just the three games in Round 12 of the WAFL last Saturday and that saw the season significantly tighten up in terms of the battle for the last two spots in the final five, with Claremont winning to close in further and Swan Districts and East Perth losing to be in danger of dropping out.

While Subiaco and West Perth won their games last Saturday to further consolidate their top three positions either side of the second placed South Fremantle, it's a tight competition beneath the Lions, Bulldogs and Falcons who appear to have their spots sewn up at this stage.

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WA State 18s squad

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

A West Australian State 18s squad of 25 has travelled to Victoria for Rounds 4 and 5 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

Games will be played against Victoria Country at 2.40pm WA time tomorrow, Friday June 29,  in Geelong and against the Allies at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, July 4 at 12.10pm WA time.

Both games will be televised live on Fox Footy. 

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Round 12 Match Reports

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:03 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO flexed its muscles while West Perth shook off the challenge of Perth and Claremont kept its finals hopes alive across the three WAFL matches in Round 12 of the 2018 season on Saturday.

There were just the three WAFL matches on Saturday in Round 12 and the action began at Leederville Oval with Claremont scoring an important win, handing East Perth a fifth straight defeat winning 14.11 (95) to 9.9 (63).

West Perth then further consolidated third position and stayed in touch with second spot by claiming a 15th consecutive win against Perth, prevailing 15.6 (96) to 11.9 (75) at Joondalup Arena.

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WA State 16s kick off National Championship campaign

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Western Australia's State 16s take on South Australia at Adelaide's Alberton Oval this Sunday, June 24, in their first game of the NAB AFL National 16s Championships.

The game starts at 11:30am (10.00am WST) and score updates will be provided via WAFL Facebook and Twitter.

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Round 12 Match Previews

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE are just the three matches in Round 12 of the 2018 WAFL season but each of them has plenty on the line with Swan Districts trying to upset Subiaco, Perth attempting to end a long losing run to West Perth and East Perth and Claremont out to return to the winner's list.

With the second placed South Fremantle, seventh placed Peel Thunder and bottom placed East Fremantle having the bye in Round 12, it shapes as a fascinating day of action on Saturday with three matches taking place.

The earlier starting game on Saturday afternoon takes place at Leederville Oval and will be televised live on Channel 7 from 1.30pm with East Perth playing Claremont. 

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