Prolific midfielder Brendan Lee will spearhead a strong country contingent in East Perth's team for Sunday's grand final against West Perth at Patersons Stadium.
Up to seven players recruited from the Royals' country zone, including former Busselton Magpies Lee and Mitchell Fraser, will line up against the Falcons in the season decider.
Kyle Anderson, Steven Payne and Jacob Payne all hail from Augusta Margaret River Hawks, with Arthur Bennell (Manjimup Imperials) and Jacob Derickx (Dunsborough) also starting their careers at country clubs.
Football manager Mark Winnett said East Perth were proud of those seven players and the impact they'd had in 2013.
"Obviously we value our metropolitan and country zones very highly," Winnett said.
"But it's really pleasing to see a very strong number of our local zone country players potentially in the side for Sunday led by our captain Brendan Lee."
Lee finished fifth in Monday night's Sandover Medal count and led _The West Australian _'s Footballer of the Year award when it went in camera with four rounds of the home-and-away season remaining.
The 25-year-old dominated in his return to the WAFL after two games with Essendon last year.
Lee averaged 28 possessions in 20 qualifying games in 2013, adding 29 in the first semifinal win over Swan Districts and 31 in last Sunday's crushing 63-point preliminary final victory over Claremont.
A catalyst for the Royals, Lee remains an important part of the club's push to claim its first flag since 2002.
That was the last time East Perth and West Perth played off in a grand final, the Royals winning by 60 points.
Key defenders Anderson (13 games) and Derickx (22) have also played key roles in 2013, Anderson overcoming hamstring injuries which kept him on the sidelines until round 11.
Cousins Jacob (12) and Steven Payne (19), Fraser (15) and Bennell (12) all featured regularly in the Royals league team this season.
Winnett said he was confident East Perth's country recruiting zones would continue to produce players next year when the club bolsters its link with West Coast.
"We've worked really hard in the past five or six years to consolidate the association with our country zone and the pathway to WAFL football," he said.
"We've stepped it up in terms of identification in our country zone and the work we have been doing in the region.
"It's really important that our country and metropolitan zones continue to provide local districts players to complement the West Coast players in our partnership."
Winnett said Anderson could follow in the footsteps of another former Augusta Margaret River Hawks and East Perth player, Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton."Ben came through from Augusta Margaret River also and spent three years with East Perth before getting drafted," he said.