Around the Grounds - Round 17

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:09 PM

After falling short in the Polly Farmer Shield match, the Royals will be looking to come out firing after the bye. East Perth can still qualify for the finals if they can win their last 4 matches. Controversially losing the Round 7 fixture against the Bulldogs on the 25th of May, the Royals go into the match with confidence they can beat the 3rd placed South Fremantle. East Perth will welcome back recruit Angus Scott, who has recovered from a calf injury and 2017 FD Book Medallist Nathan Blee who has missed the majority of the season with a broken hand.
Scott has impressed in his first season at the Royals. The wingman was in good form before succumbing to a calf strain in the opening minutes of our match against Swan Districts. His run and ball use will play a key role in the Royals keeping their 2019 finals aspirations alive.
The return of Nathan Blee is timely. East Perth’s ‘Mr Fix-It’ adds vital experience and versatility to our young side.
Fresh off being named in The West Australian’s ‘Top 50 WAFL Footballers’ Jackson Ramsay, Sharrod Wellingham, Mitch Dobson, Ajang Ajang and Rohan Kerr will be pivotal for the Royals.
It is shaping as a big day at the club with East Perth hosting a Tribute Lunch for Mal Brown before the match. Members of the 1972 East Perth Premiership team and the 1980 South Fremantle Premiership side will come together and pay tribute to WA Football Legend Mal Brown.
In our other matches our Reserves will look to cement a place in the 5. Sitting 5th, the Ressies are on the same points as 2nd placed West Perth. A win could put them as high as 3rd with 3 games remaining.
The Colts will be looking to continue their good run of form. Having already qualified for the finals, they are in the same position as our Reserves and are eyeing off a spot in the Top 3.

All the important times and information for our East Perth vs South Fremantle Home Game are below:

Gates Open 9am for futures. Anyone coming through the gates from 10:15am will be charged. - Vincent Street Gate has EFTPOS facilities available. All other gates remain Cash Only. 

Handsome Stranger Coffee Van open at 8am

Colts Bouncedown is at 9:00am

East Perth Members Bar is closed until 2:15pm for the Mal Brown Tribute Function. A temporary Members Bar will be open from 11am - 2:15pm follow the signs. 

Reserves Bouncedown is at 11:30am

League Bouncedown is at 2:15pm 

East Perth Team Store will be open from 9:00am - 11am Closed from 11am - 2:15pm for Mal Brown Function and reopen from 2:15pm - 5:15pm

League Presentations will commence in the East Perth Members Bar at approx. 5:30pm - All are welcome to attend. 



Royals Kids Zone  -  The Royals Kids Zone will be in full swing featuring the Ultimate Obstacle Course Handball Ht and Inflatabkle Footy Dart Board. East Perth players will be giving away items and are looking for kids supporting the team by cheering, wearing Black and Blue or wearing their members lanyard.  Kids, be sure to hang around at the end of the game to score something from your favourite player. 


East Perth vs Perth game we will be having our Junior Club Parade Day and largest kids zone with double the amount of activites. 

Broadcast -  SportsFM 91.3 will be our radio broadcast.  No TV Broadcast for this game. WAFL App and Website Live updates will be available. Please ensure you have updated the App. 

Game Day Ball Sponsor -  WA Hino is our Game Day Ball Sponsor.  If you are interested in Sponsoring a Game Day Ball click here. 

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Getting to Leederville Oval:

Driving: A reminder parking is not available at Leederville Oval for games, however there is multiple carparks close to the oval. Please remember to read parking signs, as fines do apply in the area if you park illegally.

  • Loftus Centre Car Park; Corner Loftus St & Richmond St. 
  • Newcastle Street Car Park; 636 Newcastle Street, Leederville. 

Public Transport - Train: Leederville Oval is located 600mts from Leederville Train Station, which is on the Joondalup Line.  Walk north-east towards Oxford St, then along Oxford Street, turn right onto Vincent Street. The Vincent Street Gate of Leederville Oval is located at 246 Vincent Street. 

Public Transport - Bus: Leederville Oval Closest bus stop is on Route 15 and is Stop No: 12677 Oxford St/Vincent St. From this stop walk south on Oxford Street and turn left onto Vincent Street. The Vincent Street Gate of Leederville Oval is located at 246 Vincent Street.