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.

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.

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.




The Dockers

The names "Fremantle Football Club", "Fremantle Dockers" and the club colours of purple, red, green and white were announced on 12 July 1994.

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 the end of the 2010 home and away season the home jumper is purple with 3 white chevrons and the away jumper is white with 3 purple chevrons. Since 2003, the club has had the Governors of Western Australia as its patron.


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.

Perth Stadium

2018 – 2019

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.

Subiaco Oval

1987 – 2017

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


1987 – 2000

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.

years in competition & premierships

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