Former AFL player and Chapman Valley product Kasey Green has called for the Royals to turn back the clock to its glory years.
Green, now a runner for East Fremantle, said the club needed to attract more volunteers to lighten the load.
“I think it is time for some of the people that helped out about 10 years ago to step up again and get involved,” he said.
“It has been a hard slog for the people that are there each week.
Green took his own advice last weekend and donned the black and blue for the first time since his junior days.
But Green said the appearance was a one off as he was in Geraldton due to work commitments.
“I was in town for work and just wanted to help out the club,” he said.
“I played a bit like the team did, I started well them faded because of fitness.
“The guys showed a lot of fight and kicked seven goals in the first quarter but then faded because of fitness.”
Chapman Valley will hold a meeting with representatives from East Fremantle and the Western Australia Country Football League to discuss the future direction of the club.
The defender said the club’s special meeting on September 10 at Geraldton Tennis Club would be a very important one.
He said former players and volunteers would need to get involved to help the Royals return to their glory days.
Green said he would like to pitch in and help.
“I live in Perth now so it is a bit hard to help out but that special meeting will be huge for the club,” he said.
The Royals’ 66-point loss was Green’s first competitive game of football in more than two years.
Green played for the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne Kangaroos — and was a member of the Eagles’ 2005 Grand Final team which lost to Sydney.
Green debuted for West Coast in 2000 but failed to gain a regular spot in the side and was delisted following the Eagles’ one-point grand final loss.
He tallied 90 games in the AFL with 30 goals next to his name.
Season 2007 was his last in the AFL before he returned home to WA and captained East Fremantle until 2010 when he retired.