From Navy To Royal

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:32 PM

The Royals have pulled off a recruiting coup, enlisting the services of former Carlton player Angus Schumacher. The 192cm, 85kg utility is known as a rebounding defender, however, is keen to use his size and pace through the midfield on the big WA grounds.

‘Angus’ strongest attribute is his elite left foot kicking skills. He is also a strong tackler, relentless in his attack on the ball, has quick hands and has the ability to make good decisions which is what really attracted us to get him at the club.’ Football Manager Ward Harris said

‘Our midfield is now shaping up nicely. Adding Angus into our midfield mix has us really well placed for 2020.’

‘Matching size with elite kicking skills with top level ruck work will allow us to provide our forwards with the best opportunities to score. This is a key area we are seeking to improve on in 2020’

Picked at #70 in the 2017 Draft, Angus played 1 game for the Blues’ last year, in Round 20 vs West Coast. Despite an encouraging effort, he was unable to secure another game in 2019. So far this pre-season, Angus has been training with St Kilda and comes to WA with an impressive fitness base to hit the ground running.

The club also welcomes Aidan Lynch from West Perth. Lynch has played 70 games, including 14 League games last season, for the Falcons before coming to the Royals. Aiden is a 181cm, 88kg big bodied midfielder, known in the WAFL for his elite clearance ability at stoppages.

Recruit Jake Veide landed yesterday from Adelaide and will commence training tonight.

Unfortunately, Queensland recruit will have a delayed start to his time at the Royals. Jono suffered a seizure hours before he was due to fly to Perth. On advice from his Neurologist, the best thing for Jono is to stay in Queensland with his family.

‘The most important thing for Jono and his family right now is for him to get his health right.’ CEO Dean Turner commented

‘We have regular contact with Jono and are supporting him through his recovery and treatment. Once everyone is confident this has been sorted out then we will look at getting him fit and firing to play for us.’

The club wish to advise, due to confusion created by our Players List page on the website, it will be unavailable for a few days whilst we investigate a way to have our correct player list available to our members and supporters. We apologise for the inconvenience.