Freemantle Football Club

The club represents the port city of Fremantle at the mouth of the Swan River in WA and has their training and headquarters at Cockburn Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

In 1995 it became the second team from WA to be admitted to the AFL, honouring the rich footballing tradition and history associated with Fremantle. It won the minor premiership in 2015.

Founded

1995

Nickname

The Dockers

The AFL announced on 14 December 1993 that a new team, to be based in Fremantle, would enter the league in 1995, with the tentative name of "Fremantle Sharks". The license cost $4 million. The decision to base the new club in Fremantle was primarily due to the long association of Australian rules football in Fremantle.

The names "Fremantle Football Club", "Fremantle Dockers" and the club colours of purple, red, green and white were announced on 12 July 1994. Their first training session was held on 31 October 1994 at Fremantle Oval.

Until 2011 the Fremantle Football Club used the anchor symbol as the basis for all of their guernseys. The home guernsey was purple, with a white anchor on the front separating the chest area into two panels, which were coloured red and green to represent the traditional maritime port and starboard colours. The away or clash guernsey was all white with a purple anchor.

Since 2003, the club has had the Governors of Western Australia as its patron.

The Fremantle Football Hall of Legends was inaugurated by Fremantle Football Club in 1995, in recognition of the new AFL team's links with its home city's football heritage.
The inductees are nominated by the two clubs from the Fremantle area in the WAFL: East Fremantle and South Fremantle.
In time, players who represented Fremantle in the AFL will join their predecessors in this prestigious Hall.

In 2015, the club were crowned minor premiers for the first time in their history, earning their first piece of silverware with the McClelland Trophy. However, the club failed to convert this into a grand final appearance, losing to Hawthorn by 27 points in its home preliminary final.

Playing Uniform

Club Song

Freo heave ho!
Freo heave ho!
Give em all heave ho!
Freo! Way to go!
Hit em hard send em down heave ho!
Freo way to go!
Hit em hard send em down heave ho!
Oh Freo give em the old heave ho!
We are the Freo Dockers!


The song is played to a rock tune, and is regarded with derision from many opposition supporters and equally fierce loyalty from many fans.

Since 1897, Fremantle Oval has been the main venue in the port city of Fremantle, hosting the state's first game in 1881.

The ground was also the training and administrative home of the Fremantle Football Club until February 2017.

The team's home games are currently played at Perth (Optus) Stadium, a 60,000 seat multi-purpose stadium located in Burswood. The club began playing home matches at the venue in 2018.

The team previously played home matches at Subiaco Oval from 2001 onward and before that the WACA Ground from 1995 to 2000.

years in competition & premierships

Freemantle Football Club years in competition premierships runner-up
24
1995 – 2019
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