Our Newest Life Members
At the AGM held on Sunday the club presented two nominations for Life Membership to the East Perth Football Club. We are pleased to announce that Alan Quartermaine and Alan Munachen were unanimously adopted as our newest Life Members. Below are the profiles of both men.
Goals 195 (Ave 1.81 per game)
1975 Sandover Medallist
Board Director 2011-Present
Quartermaine was born in Katanning and recruited by East Perth through the Katanning Wanderers despite several WAFL clubs wishing to recruiting him. He played four games in the 1969 season, but most of his time was devoted to completing an economics degree at the University of Western Australia. He represented the University's football club in the Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) in the 1970 and 1971, gaining Amateur All-Australian selection in both seasons, and playing in the club's 1971 premiership. Quartermaine returned to East Perth for the 1972 season after the completion of his studies, missing out on the club's grand final loss due to a three-week suspension for rough play in the second semi-final. He was selected for Western Australia in 1974, leading to offers from several Victorian Football League (VFL) clubs, which he turned down to stay with the Royals.
Despite suffering from osteitis pubis during the season, and being a 15–1 outsider, Quartermaine won the 1975 Sandover Medal with 16 votes, ahead of teammates Peter Spencer and Ross Glendinning, and Stan Nowotny of Swan Districts, all with 14 votes. Quartermaine took the 1978 season off to complete an honours degree in economics, and played only two games in 1979 before retiring due to injury.
Alan Joined the Board of East Perth in 2011 which he still sits on today. Alan holds the financial portfolio on the Board as well as being actively involved with football issues.
Trainer 1985 - 1999 and 2006 – 2016
Alan began as a trainer in 1985 working with the entire playing group until 1999. Alan then returned to the club in 2006 lending his expertise to the Colts and Development programs. His passion for helping young men from the East Perth zone reach their potential has never waned. Alan has now retired from working on game days but remains an active follower of our youngest Royals. The club is eternally grateful for Alan’s 26 years of voluntary service.