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.

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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 [+]

Q & A: Patrick McGinnity

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:00 AM - by Katie de Haer

Patrick McGinnity gives an insight into East Perth's preparations ahead of the WAFL Season.

Players have recently returned to Leederville Oval to begin training in bigger groups - albeit still with restrictions. How good was it to be back?

PM: We were in groups of 10 for a few weeks before that, which was also a great step up from running on Read More [+]

McGinnity, Ramsay to lead Royals

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:48 PM - by Katie de Haer

Patrick McGinnity will take the reins as sole captain of East Perth, following the retirement of Kyle Anderson in May.

Jackson Ramsay will support McGinnity as vice-captain, elevated to a leadership role for the first time.

It is the first time in almost a decade that the club has reverted to a sole captaincy model after implementing a co-captaincy format Read More [+]

Devan Perry reflects on three-peat

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:48 PM - by Katie de Haer

Devan Perry’s uncompromising approach was the hallmark of East Perth’s hat trick of premierships in the early 2000s.

Originally from Lara, just outside of Geelong in Victoria, Perry played 123 games for the Royals, arriving at club via North Adelaide and St Mary’s.

He made his debut under Robert Solin in 1995 and despite missing out on a finals berth that year, Perry Read More [+]