PERTH Demons face a tough opening round to the WAFL season this Saturday in Bassendean while East Perth will feature in the clash of the AFL-affiliated clubs at Leederville Oval.
The Demons travel to Bassendean to face a Swan Districts team bursting with experience.
The new-look Swans list includes several former AFL players, including ex-Dockers Clancee Pearce and Ryan Crowley, Hawthorn premiership player Xavier Ellis, and former Swans player Chris Yarran returning via Carlton and Richmond.
East Perth faces Peel Thunder at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
The Royals will include a number of Eagles-listed players, while Peel will feature Dockers pushing for selection in the seniors.
East Perth will be keen on avenging their loss to Peel in last season’s elimination final, and enjoy an excellent record against the Thunder at Leederville Oval.