Sebit’s journey to the Royals

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 5:05 PM - by Katie de Haer

Developing forward Sebit Kuek has capped off an impressive pre-season, selected to make his league debut in East Perth’s season opener against Perth.

League Coach Jeremy Barnard has named seven club debutants for the Round 2 clash, with 19-year-old Kuek to join Angus Schumacher, Aidan Lynch, Corey Watts, Tom Hooper, Jordan Hayden and Tom Amos.

Kuek, a product of Ellenbrook Read More [+]

2020 Online Auction

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:52 AM

The East Perth Online Auction is now LIVE!
With Bidding starting from 5pm. 

We are again holding the auction online via Galabid allowing all members, supporters and bargain hunters access to all our wonderful items. Some last minute items may be added in the coming days, so be sure to check back.

To start bidding Read More [+]

Q & A: Jeremy Barnard

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 7:20 AM - by Katie de Haer

East Perth will open its season against Perth at Mineral Resources Park in Round 2 of the 2020 Optus WAFL Season on July 25. League Coach Jeremy Barnard gives supporters an update on what to expect.

We’re about six weeks into a second mini pre-season, due to COVID-19. How are things progressing?

JB: We’re really happy with the Read More [+]

2020 Fixture

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 2:02 PM

East Perth will open its 2020 season campaign against Perth at Mineral Resources Park on July 25.

The WAFL announced the finalised 2020 Optus WAFL Fixture on Friday, which will see each team play each other once over nine rounds.

The Royals will play five games at Leederville Oval, including a Round 6 clash against co-tenant and Read More [+]

Colts making in-roads ahead of season start

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 7:47 AM - by Katie de Haer

Newly appointed Colts coach Daniel Curtis' first foray into senior coaching has been a baptism of fire. 

After a solid pre-season, the WAFL Season was postponed just weeks before it was due to begin, and there were fears that this year's draft prospects would struggle to get a chance to play in 2020.

But now, with a start date pencilled Read More [+]

Jono Freeman arrives in Perth

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:45 AM - by Katie de Haer

East Perth’s playing stocks have been bolstered ahead of the 2020 WAFL Season with the arrival of former NEAFL and Brisbane Lions forward Jonathan Freeman.

Freeman signed with the Royals in October but his trip across the Nullarbor was delayed after he suffered an epileptic seizure on the morning he was scheduled to fly to Perth.

Now Read More [+]

Turnbull reflects on football journey

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 10:30 AM - by Katie de Haer

East Perth two-time premiership winning ruckman, three time best and fairest and former captain Ryan Turnbull has reflected on a decorated playing career.

Turnbull’s football resume is impressive – he played 129 games for the West Coast Eagles, 155 matches at East Perth and 23 for Claremont. He won a premiership with the Eagles in 1994, a reserves (1990) and league premiership (1989) with Claremont, and Read More [+]

Royals Revisited: Rod Wheatley

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:04 PM - by Katie de Haer

Rod Wheatley joined a select group of WAFL players when he made his league debut in a final.

Wheatley’s first senior game was against East Fremantle, when East Perth lost the 1992 preliminary final by just four points.

Raised in Bridgetown, he played 169 league games for the Royals, retiring in 2003.

As one of only nine Read More [+]

Turner hopeful for crowds at Leederville

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 4:06 PM - by Katie de Haer

East Perth CEO Dean Turner says he is growing more optimistic by the day of fans being allowed to attend games this season.

Players have returned to full contact training, after the State Government eased COVID-19 restrictions on community sport.

“We’re pretty positive about everything. Obviously, now we have a season start date, I think everyone has really turned a corner,” Turner told 91.3 Read More [+]

Dean Cox inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:25 PM - by Katie de Haer

East Perth premiership player Dean Cox has been inducted as a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Cox arrived at the Royals via Dampier in the Pilbara, more than 1500 kilometres north of Perth.

Despite the physical distance, Cox was by no means in new territory. His mother Mary’s three brothers George, Richard and Eddie Michalczyk all played for Read More [+]