The Perth Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is an Australian rules football club based in Lathlain, Western Australia, currently playing in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Representing the south-east area of the Perth metropolitan region, the club currently trains and plays its home games at Lathlain Park, having previously played at the WACA Ground between 1899 and 1958.
The club was founded in 1899 and began playing in the First Rate Junior Association, but was promoted to the WAFL in place of the Rovers Football Club midway through the season, from which it drew much of its original squad. Perth won its first premiership in 1907, but did not win another until 1955. Overall, the club has won seven premierships, including a hat-trick between 1966 and 1968, with the last coming in 1977. Perth is statistically one of the least successful teams in the competition, having not made a finals series since 1997, and not played in a grand final since 1978.
The current coach and captain of the club are Damien McMahon and Ross Young, respectively. Perth finished sixth from eight teams in the 2011 season, with Young winning the Butcher Medal, awarded to the club's best and fairest player, and the club's leading goal-kicker being Matthew Moody.
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