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Royals Preview Round 4

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The Royals will be looking to post their second win for the 2018 season against Perth at Lathlain Park. Emphatically bouncing back against West Perth after a dismal showing in Round 1 the Royals should be fresh after the bye. Perth will be confident after beating Peel last week.

Big bodied midfielder Brandon Ah Chee will be looking to impress in his first game for East Perth. Recruited by West Coast from Port Adelaide in the off season, Ah Chee was a consistently strong performer for Port Adelaide in the SANFL for a number of seasons and will be looking to push his claims for a birth in the Eagles side. Young tall Oscar Allen will also pull on the black and blue jumper for the first time. Allen played 2 League games for West Perth last season and was one of the few shining lights for the Falcons in a substantial loss to the Royals last season before being drafted by West Coast.

Ah Chee will join what is becoming a formidable midfield that includes captain Pat McGinnity, FD Book Medallist Julian Ameduri and Sharrod Wellingham. Ruckman Fraser McInnes has been the Royals most consistent performer in the first 2 rounds and the Royals will be looking for another strong showing from the big man tomorrow. 

With wet weather forecast, Royals livewires Will Maginness, Stan Wright and Shayne Hille will be looking to capitalise on the tricky condition and use their skills and smarts in front of goal to have big impacts. Young gun Jarrod Brander will also be keen to continue on from his strong showing against West Perth.

Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 107.3 HFM or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates. More information on parking at Lathlain Park here
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey here


Royal ANZAC's

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

This week we take on Perth and with ANZAC Day being commemorated on Wednesday both clubs will take the opportunity to remember all those who have served and are currently serving for Australia. East Perth has been affected by war in many ways.

From 1940 onwards there was an exodus of players from the ranks of football and East Perth provided its fair share – young men who enlisted for overseas or home service in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

The WAFL suspended league football from 1942-44, with an under-age competition taking the place of senior action.

The War meant that many young footballers were deprived of the best years of their life and, unfortunately, several paid the supreme sacrifice with their lives.

During 1995 the club’s Board of Directors agreed that the War years be included as part of a player's service, which meant some league footballers would qualify for Life Membership under the 10 years service clause. The year of 1995 was tagged as ‘Australia Remembers’ marking 50 years since the end of World War II.

Originally, there were six players who fitted into that category of having played in the early War years and here is a brief outline of their Life Membership nomination:

Dave McIntosh:
Starting with East Perth in 1940, McIntosh finished his career in 1949 with 56 games. His son John played with Claremont and St Kilda and grandson Ashley was an outstanding premiership player with the West Coast Eagles.

John McIntosh wrote to the club to say how pleased his father was to learn of his proposal for Life Membership before he passed away.

Sam Broom:
After playing with Boulder City, in the Goldfield's League, Broom joined East Perth in 1935 and finished the season with 18 games and a trophy for his all-round ability.
In 1936, he was in East Perth’s eighth premiership side and in 1939, he was selected in the State team to play Victoria twice, being in the second match when WA won.

He finished with 128 games before retiring in 1945.

Arch and Jim Campbell:
The brothers were born and bred in Parry Street, just a couple of drop kicks away from Perth Oval.

In earlier times the boys of Parry Street had formed a club to play football and cricket, calling themselves the "Parisians" and they were all members or players with East Perth.

They both started their football careers with the East Perth Metropolitan Juniors, with Arch playing three league games for the Royals in 1935 before finishing the season with the Mets, winning the premiership.

From 1936 onwards he became a regular league player, joining the Army in 1940 aged 24, but managing to play 14 games that season.

Arch attained the rank of Captain and was a member of the 2nd Independent Company which later became the 2/2 Commando Squadron, stationed on the island of Timor before being over-run by the Japanese. He spent 12 months in the mountains evading the Japanese until the company was evacuated by a Dutch destroyer to Darwin.

The Army years took their toll on Arch and he didn't resume playing football after the War, but served as a Director in 1985.

Jim Campbell was selected in a combined Metropolitan Juniors team in 1938 which played a Fremantle Ex-Scholars team and he became a regular league player in 1939. He joined the Army in 1942, originally stationed in a heavy artillery unit, but he volunteered to join the Americans after they had captured Okinawa and was seconded to POW Recovery when the War finished.

He returned to East Perth and finished his playing career in 1948, with 65 games before taking up umpiring until 1954, with his highlight being the 1952 grand final.
Jim was appointed as coach of the league umpires from 1958-64 and later sat on the Protests and Disputes Tribunal.

Jack Sweet:
One of many players to start his football with the Maylands Metropolitan Juniors, Sweet moved to Bunbury in his employment and played with the Pastimes Club, now known as Carey Park.

The country was then unalloted territory and in 1938 he was invited to try out with East Perth, playing two games before returning to Bunbury. He joined the Royals the next year and was voted the best first year player.

Sweet joined the Army in October, 1940 and played a few games in 1941 before Army service took over. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and finished his service with the 2/11 Commando Squadron.

On returning to play football in 1946, he was appointed league captain for 1946-47-48 and was in the WA team that competed in the Australian Carnival in Hobart. He was in the WA side than downed Victoria by four points, 16.10 (106) to 15.12 (102) – the first time WA had beaten Victoria outside the State.

WA suffered an unexpected loss against South Australia and subsequently lost the first carnival to be decided on percentages. Sweet played in all of the five games during the Carnival.

Half-way through the 1948 season, East Perth replaced coach Val Sparrow, giving Sweet the job of captain-coach.

In 1949 the club appointed Seff Parry as coach, which was a major disappointment for Sweet, who gave away football and took up radio broadcasting, only to be enticed back to play the last 12 games and in 1950, he accepted the coaching position at Subiaco.

Brothers Roy and Eric are Life Members of the club and the addition of Jack creates the unique situation of three brothers all holding that club honour.

Gus Glendinning:
After starting a football career at the Armadale Primary School, Glendinning went on to the Perth Boys High School until 1939, while he was also playing with Armadale in the old South Suburban Association.

In 1941 he attracted the attention of East Perth and played the last two games of that season before joining the Air Force the next year.

Glendinning served as a pilot in an English squadron and during his War years he played mostly soccer, with the occasional kick of a rugby ball along with Keith Miller, the champion footballer and cricketer who was one of four Australians in the squadron.

Glendinning resumed with East Perth in 1946, playing 70 games until 1951, when he turned his attention to league umpiring for several years. In 1960, he joined the club's Management Committee for three years and did a further stint in 1976-77 and for many years was a club sponsor through Embassy Caterers.

George Fogarty
Fogarty was a Loyal Royal who played before World War II and then served the club on his return from active service.

He notched 88 league games between 1933 and ’40 before joining the Air Force, graduating as a pilot officer. He saw services in the Middle East as captain of a Wellington bomber based in Cairo.

Fogarty survived a terrible accident that left him with back and abdominal injuries and was transported home to Perth in a hospital ship, encased in plaster from under his arms to his lower trunk.

After the War a fully-recovered Fogarty renewed his East Perth affiliation,  serving on the committee and as vice-president to Fred Book and also as a WAFL delegate.  He became a State selector and travelled to the Eastern States with WA teams.

Fogarty passed away in 1984, aged 71.

Remebering those who didn’t return …

Alfred Charles Mussman
Games played: 103 (1935-40)
Premierships: 1936
After being a member of the 1936 premiership team under Jerry Dolan, Alf Mussman enlisted in the AIF in 1940 and served overseas with the 2/4th Machinegun Regiment. He was killed in action in Singapore on February 12, 1942, with another East Perth player in William Leonard Innes dying on the same day.

Mussman’s last game was the first semi-final of 1940 when East Fremantle beat East Perth and the Football Budget of the next week had this to say: “Alf Mussman was just about the pick of the losing team. He gave a solid aid to the defence and when not placed in that division, continued his useful play. It was difficult to fault his effort in any way.”

Austen Gardiner
With 37 games and 118 goals, Austen Gardiner was looming as an outstanding young footballer after graduating from the local Metropolitan Juniors side. However, he lost his life while serving with the RAAF.

Around the Grounds Round 4

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:17 AM

WAFL Round 4 action is set to unfold this Thursday night at Leederville Oval in a blockbuster clash between Subiaco and Claremont. ANZAC Round of the WAFL will kick off at Lathlain Park and Steel Blue Oval on Saturday and conclude at East Fremantle Oval on Sunday where the ANZAC Fremantle Derby clash will take place.

There will be heaps happening around the grounds including fun zones, pop-up food and beverage outlets and competitions for the whole family. A limited amount of special WAFL-branded keyrings will also be handed out at the gates of every venue. Check out what you can get involved in at the footy this weekend.

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ANZAC Round 4 match previews

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:16 AM

THE ANZAC Round of the 2018 WAFL season begins on Thursday night under lights at Leederville Oval and culminates with the now traditional Fremantle Derby on Sunday with two more fascinating contests on Saturday in between.

It's Round 4 of the 2018 WAFL season and it gets underway on Thursday night with Subiaco hosting Claremont from 7.10pm. The game will be shown live on 7mate from 7pm.

Subiaco has been remarkably dominant to open the season beating East Perth by 118 points, South Fremantle by 58 and Swan Districts by 96. Claremont will try to challenge them following its first win of the season in a heart stopper last week against East Fremantle.

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Royals Super Speedway

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Royals Super Speedway

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018

Fox Road, Northam


The day includes:

  • Hotlaps in the Kendrick Hit!92.9 Sprint Cars
  • Transport to and from the Racetrack
  • BBQ Lunch and refreshments throughout the day


To secure your tickets please contact Jane via phone on 9443 2259 or email at

Leederville Function Centre

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Consider your next function, party or event in one of our three function rooms at East Perth Football Club’s Leederville Function Centre

The boardroom is ideal for workshops seminars and corporate/club meetings for up to 20 guests with projector and screen facilities.

The Oval Room ( Members Lounge) is ideal for sit down banquets, presentations, workshops, quiz nights, club awards nights, luncheons, dinners for up to 200 with screen and projector, audio and television facilities. 

Let us work with you to tailor the room for your family’s next party - 21sts, 30ths 40ths, 50ths, etc. for up to 250 people with bar facilities, PA for music and TV’s for a slide show/videos.

And the Sponsors Long Room can be used as a break out area or an additional room for another 50-80 guests.

We can offer room discount options to current members and sponsors for the club.

Call Shane Walsh on 0427 012 711 or email Shane at

For more info please visit

Relive the best moments of every round!

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Check out the best marks, goals and passages of play from every round of the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season in the #maccasmoment highlight reels posted below!

The #maccasmoment videos are also shared weekly on the WAFL Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Team and Player of Round 2

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:21 AM - by Chris Pike

THERE were a host of standout performers in Round 2 of the 2018 WAFL season including Fraser McInnes leading East Perth to a bounce back win, a debutant starring in Swan Districts' win over Peel while Subiaco and East Fremantle had big ball winners in victories over South Fremantle and Perth.

All four of the Round 2 matches took place on Saturday afternoon with East Perth bouncing back from a 118-point loss to Subiaco on Good Friday to beat West Perth 17.10 (112) to 7.12 (54) at Leederville Oval.

East Fremantle and Perth both battled to avoid the wooden spoon in 2017 and lost in Round 1, but put in a tight contest at East Fremantle Oval with the Sharks ending up prevailing 13.9 (87) to 11.14 (80) over the Demons.

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Round 2 MRP Update

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:20 AM

East Perth's Julian Ameduri and South Fremantle's Nick Suban have both accepted reprimands from the WAFL Match Review Panel following a review of incidents reported during Round 2 League games on the weekend.

Ameduri was reported for rough conduct on Aaron Black, West Perth, during the first quarter of the League match between East Perth and West Perth on Saturday 7th April at Leederville Oval.

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Young talent competing in WAFL 16s Carnival

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:20 AM

More than 350 of the State’s top emerging footballers are showcasing their talent at the 2018 WAFL 16s Carnival which kicked off last month.

The six-round series of matches concludes on April 14, and following the carnival, the WA State 16s Academy selection panel will develop a list of 50 players to participate in the State 16s trial selection fixture on April 20.

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