There were more eye catching members of East Perth’s powerful post-World War One teams than Wally Fletcher, but few if any more reliable and important. The sort of backman who did his work to such a degree of perfection that you scarcely noticed him, Fletcher counted membership of five ‘Young Easts’ premiership teams among his career highlights. He represented Western Australia at the carnivals of 1924 and 1927 in Hobart and Melbourne respectively, and played a total of a 102 dozen matches for the state. Fletcher, who occupies a back pocket in East Perth’s ‘Team of the Century Part One’, played a total of 172 league games for the club between 1919 and 1931. He served as the Royals’ skipper in 1928 and 1930.
Author - John Devaney
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