Royals Women's Network Christmas Cheer

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 9:49 AM

On Thursday 5th December the Royals Women’s Network gathered in the Wally Edwards Room at the iconic WACA ground to celebrate the festive season.

Hosted by EPFC Director Jo Davies, the night gave ladies from Junior Clubs, various business sectors, Royals fans and players from our Rogers Cup team an opportunity to network.  Ladies were also given the opportunity to purchase Envy Jewelry, which raised funds for the Club.

Jo shared the exciting news of East Perth Football Club entering a team in the WAFLW Youth Competition. This elite competition, for talented youth females, provides them the first step in their talent pathway. In previous years a dedicated team wearing East Perth colours played in the WAFLW reserves competition. Special commendation to those who, during that time, did an incredible job of nurturing and fostering these girls. The East Perth Women’s team is now joining the Perth Amateur Competition and our Club has taken on the Rogers Cup Team.

During the celebrations, Jo welcomed 5 of our Rogers Cup players along with their team manager, Jillian Price. Jillian spoke about her role as team manager and what it is like looking after the teenage girls. Over the last few years Jillian has worked hard to create a bond with her charges, ensuring she can offer the best support to them.

Another guest speaker, Roger’s Cup player Jasmin Price, spoke about her love of football and how she thinks things will change for the team now being a part of East Perth. Jasmin also shared her aspirations of playing AFLW, which bought a loud cheer from the ladies in attendance.

Jo was pleased to announce that Sponsor-A-Player is now open for our Roger’s Cup girls, and promoted the opportunity to become a sponsor. For $400 the sponsor and the player receive some fantastic benefits, with the sponsor ensuring that their girl receives their playing kit for the 2020 season. If you would like to Sponsor a Rogers Cup Player Click Here. 

To celebrate International Volunteers Day we heard from Lisa Quartermain, newly appointed President of Mount Lawley-Inglewood Junior Football Club. Lisa spoke of how she didn’t set out to become the President, initially just volunteering to help out her kids’ football club. She is now relishing her role with the club, and excited to announce that The Roos will have their first girls’ team in 2020.

The evening was rounded out with ladies exchanging a Kris Kringle gift with someone new they had met throughout the night. The vibe was very positive in the room, and we look forward to more exciting networking events in the new year.