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Beginnings: Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed The Dockers and known informally as "Freo", is one of 16 teams in the AFL (Australian Football League. EST 1994

Records:
  • * Highest ladder position (after Rd 22): 3rd, 2006
  • * Wooden spoons: One (2001)
  • * Finals series reached: Two (2003, 2006)
  • * Biggest winning margin: 112 points, against Collingwood, 8 May 2005, at Subiaco Oval, 28.12 (180) to 10.8 (68)
  • * Biggest losing margin: 117 points, against West Coast on 15 April 2000, at Subiaco Oval, 28.10 (178) to 9.7 (61); against Adelaide on 11 July 2009, at AAMI Stadium, 19.16 (130) to 1.7 (13)
  • * Longest winning streak: 9 games (Round 14, 2006 – Round 22, 2006)
  • * Longest losing streak: 18 games (Round 22, 2000 – Round 17, 2001)
  • * Highest Score: 28.12 (180), against Collingwood, 8 May 2005, at Subiaco Oval
  • * Lowest score: 1.7 (13), against Adelaide, 11 July 2009, at AAMI Stadium
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
16 Fremantle 22 4 18 0 1574 2119 74.3 16

Trade period verdict: How each club fared

AFL.com’s ranking of the 18 AFL clubs during the NAB Trade Period has put Fremantle equal first along side Port Adelaide and Essendon with a score of 9/10.

In: Brandon Matera, Nathan Wilson, picks 2, 66, 71, 83

Out: Harley Balic, Hayden Crozier, Lachie Weller, pick 57, 2018 second-round pick, 2018 third-round pick, 2018 fourth-round pick

Win: Better in attack, defence and midfield (Pick No.2 will be an onballer) 

Lose: An elite ball-user and a lot of picks next year

2017 draft picks: 2, 5, 42, 60, 66, 71, 79, 83, 97

What couldn't they get done? Wanted an earlier pick than No.66 for Balic, but made up that on other deals. Completed every trade they set out to.

Nathan Schmook's verdict: List manager Brad Lloyd turned a disaster into a magnificent result for the Dockers, who will take two top-five picks to the 2018 NAB AFL Draft. It's the strongest draft hand the club has had since...


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Bentley to miss 2018 AFLW season

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Kirby Bentley will be an invaluable asset for the club off the field.

Fremantle forward Kirby Bentley has been placed on the long-term injury list, ruling her out of the 2018 AFLW season.

The club will be allowed to add a replacement player to the main list prior to the NAB AFLW Rookie Draft.

Bentley underwent surgery after injuring her right knee while playing in the AFLW State of Origin match on Saturday 2 September at Etihad Stadium.

The 31-year-old played every game in the inaugural 2017 AFLW season and was selected in the initial 40-player All-Australian squad.

Fremantle Dockers AFLW Manager Wade Spilcker said Bentley will be an invaluable asset for the club off the field. 

“Kirby will continue to be involved with the playing group as she continues with her rehab,” Spilcker said.

“We’re keen to work with her in a match-day or training role that will utilise her leadership and...


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Freo pick three in AFLW Rookie Draft

Stephanie Cain was taken with pick no.2 in Wednesday's NAB AFLW National Draft.

Fremantle has finalised their AFLW list for the 2018 season, taking three players in Friday's AFLW Rookie Draft.

Elite runner Lisa Webb, rising forward Jade De Melo and 2017 top-up player Beatrice Devlyn and were selected as Fremantle's three rookies for the season with picks two, 10 and 16 respectively.

Each AFLW side is allowed up to three players on their rookie list, with players only permitted to be elevated to the primary list in the event of injury to a primary listed player.

In order to be eligible as a rookie, the player must be under the age of 21 or not have previously played in the past three years prior to the start of the 2017 season.

The trio join Tayla McAuliffe as Fremantle's additions on Friday, with McAuliffe selected to Freo's primary list due to Kirby Bentley being placed on the...


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Telethon's 'fantastic support' for the Webbs

Lisa and Marc talk about their amazing journey thanks to Telethon Speech and Hearing.

On the back of Friday’s AFLW Rookie Draft, the husband and wife duo of Marc and Lisa Webb quickly became Freo’s new power couple.

Lisa, an elite runner who’s quickly taken to the game, has joined Fremantle’s senior development coach Marc at Fremantle, and will be looking to build in her first season of football where she won the best first year player award at the Coastal Titans.

But there’s a case to say that neither Lisa or Marc are the most-footy obsessed member in their family, with two and a half year old Ollie already taking to the game.

“Marc and I play kick-to-kick and he already tries to chase us and run us down,” Lisa Webb said.

“He loves football. He goes ‘mama football’ and it’s just part of the vocab now for him.

“He loves going to footy. If he sees me pick up my training bag and...


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Stadium deal a once in a lifetime opportunity for members

Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich and President Dale Alcock are excited for Freo fans in 2018.

Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich has confirmed that the transition process for Fremantle members to Perth Stadium will commence on Monday, after the stadium user agreement was signed by all parties.

Premier Mark McGowan was present to sign the documents at the world-class facility on Sunday, alongside representatives from the football community that included Rosich, Fremantle president Dale Alcock and AFL chairman Richard Goyder.

Fremantle will launch Virtual Perth Stadium - an online portal - on the club’s website on Monday.

Virtual Perth Stadium is designed to provide all Fremantle members and fans the ability to see incredible 360-degree views from almost every section of the stadium alongside the range of affordable and exciting membership options.

“It’s an arrangement over (the next) 50 years,...


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Fremantle to launch Virtual Perth Stadium

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Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich and President Dale Alcock are excited for Freo fans in 2018.

Following today’s announcement by the State Government that the Perth Stadium user agreement has been signed, there is now a once in a lifetime opportunity for Fremantle members to secure their seat at what will be one of the world’s great sporting stadiums.

Fremantle general manager of business operations David Pitts said that the club would tomorrow launch Virtual Perth Stadium, taking Fremantle Dockers fans and members into the future and into the soon to be completed Perth Stadium.

“Virtual Perth Stadium is a state-of-the-art online portal that has been designed to provide all Fremantle members and fans the ability to see incredible 360-degree views from almost every section of the stadium,” Pitts said.

“In the coming weeks Fremantle Dockers members will also start to receive their reserved...


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WA Premier shows his purple side

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Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich and President Dale Alcock are excited for Freo fans in 2018.

Even when signing a landmark Perth Stadium user agreement on a historic day for the AFL, WA Premier Mark McGowan couldn’t help but show his true colours at Sunday’s media conference.

It’s not the first time McGowan has demonstrated his allegiance to Fremantle, taking part in the #PurpleFriday campaign by wearing purple to work during the 2014 finals series.

When asked who he hoped to open the stadium in round one, McGowan put forward a compelling case.

“Obviously, I’d like to see Fremantle (open the stadium),” the Premier said said.

“If Fremantle can play Collingwood while bringing thousands of tourists to Western Australia, that would be a good thing.”

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Bell set for second term on board

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Peter Bell has served as a member-elected director since December 2015.

Peter Bell will serve a second consecutive term on the board of the Fremantle Football Club after his was the only valid application lodged with the club for the election of a member-elected director.

The former club captain (2002-2006) and Doig medallist (2001, 2003, 2004) has served as a member-elected director since December 2015.

President Dale Alcock said Bell’s second two-year term, which is due to commence on 1 December, 2017, was in the process of being ratified by the club’s board.

“Peter’s contribution as a director in his first term on the board has been invaluable,” Alcock said.

“He is committed to promoting the best interests of members whilst provided strong leadership in the board’s decision making process and strategic direction of the club both on and off the field.”

Former club captain Peter...


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Bell set for second term on board

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Peter Bell has served as a member-elected director since December 2015.

Peter Bell will serve a second consecutive term on the board of the Fremantle Football Club after his was the only valid application lodged with the club for the election of a member-elected director.

The former club captain (2002-2006) and Doig medallist (2001, 2003, 2004) has served as a member-elected director since December 2015.

President Dale Alcock said Bell’s second two-year term, which is due to commence on 1 December, 2017, was in the process of being ratified by the club’s board.

“Peter’s contribution as a director in his first term on the board has been invaluable,” Alcock said.

“He is committed to promoting the best interests of members whilst provided strong leadership in the board’s decision making process and strategic direction of the club both on and off the field.”

Former club captain Peter...


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Follow the AFLW Draft

Get the inside word from senior coach Michelle Cowan ahead of the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft.

After a long offseason, AFLW is back with the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft, to be held on Wednesday 18 October at NAB Arena in Melbourne.

Senior coach Michelle Cowan and her recruiting staff are in a strong position, holding pick no.2 up their sleeves and exclusive access to players who have nominated for the WA draft.

Fremantle has 20 players on their primary AFLW list - including new signings from the NAB AFLW Trade Period Kellie Gibson and Alex Williams - meaning Freo can make up to seven selections to reach their maximum primary list size of 27.

These picks will come at two, 10, 18, 26, 33, 40 and 44.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE DRAFT

Fremantle will offer live coverage on Twitter as well as updates on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.

The draft will also be streamed live on the AFL Live App, online via...


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Follow the AFLW Draft

Get the inside word from senior coach Michelle Cowan ahead of the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft.

After a long offseason, AFLW is back with the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft, to be held on Wednesday 18 October at NAB Arena in Melbourne.

Senior coach Michelle Cowan and her recruiting staff are in a strong position, holding pick no.2 up their sleeves and exclusive access to players who have nominated for the WA draft.

Fremantle has 20 players on their primary AFLW list - including new signings from the NAB AFLW Trade Period Kellie Gibson and Alex Williams - meaning Freo can make up to seven selections to reach their maximum primary list size of 27.

These picks will come at two, 10, 18, 26, 33, 40 and 44.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE DRAFT

Fremantle will offer live coverage on Twitter as well as updates on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.

The draft will also be streamed live on the AFL Live App, online via...


Read full article on AFL Fremantle AFLComAu


Read more: Follow the AFLW Draft

Follow the AFLW Draft

Get the inside word from senior coach Michelle Cowan ahead of the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft.

After a long offseason, AFLW is back with the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft, to be held on Wednesday 18 October at NAB Arena in Melbourne.

Senior coach Michelle Cowan and her recruiting staff are in a strong position, holding pick no.2 up their sleeves and exclusive access to players who have nominated for the WA draft.

Fremantle has 20 players on their primary AFLW list - including new signings from the NAB AFLW Trade Period Kellie Gibson and Alex Williams - meaning Freo can make up to seven selections to reach their maximum primary list size of 27.

These picks will come at two, 10, 18, 26, 33, 40 and 44.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE DRAFT

Fremantle will offer live coverage on Twitter as well as updates on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.

The draft will also be streamed live on the AFL Live App, online via...


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Read more: Follow the AFLW Draft

The deal that delivered a Doig Medallist

Bradley Hill feels at home back in WA.

With the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period in full swing, Bradley Hill has reflected on the deal that sent the then 23-year-old to Fremantle and set him on course for a career-best season.

Now 24, Hill is happily settled back in WA with his family – although he admitted that joining his brother at the same club has had a surprising downside.

“I feel like I have to do a lot more media as it’s always Stephen and I together!” joked Hill about the attention the pair receives.

“I‘m enjoying playing with him although obviously, we’re a little bit different…I’ve always wanted to come back and play footy with my brother and it was always on my list. 

Drafted by Hawthorn at no.33 in the 2011 National Draft , the three-time Premiership player arrived at Fremantle in 2016 with pick no.23 going to the Hawks. 

Despite being by his own description a “chilled sort...


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The deal that delivered a Doig Medallist

Bradley Hill feels at home back in WA.

With the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period in full swing, Bradley Hill has reflected on the deal that sent the then 23-year-old to Fremantle and set him on course for a career-best season.

Now 24, Hill is happily settled back in WA with his family – although he admitted that joining his brother at the same club has had a surprising downside.

“I feel like I have to do a lot more media as it’s always Stephen and I together!” joked Hill about the attention the pair receives.

“I‘m enjoying playing with him although obviously, we’re a little bit different…I’ve always wanted to come back and play footy with my brother and it was always on my list. 

Drafted by Hawthorn at no.33 in the 2011 National Draft , the three-time Premiership player arrived at Fremantle in 2016 with pick no.23 going to the Hawks. 

Despite being by his own description a “chilled sort...


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Read more: The deal that delivered a Doig Medallist

The deal that delivered a Doig Medallist

Bradley Hill feels at home back in WA.

With the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period in full swing, Bradley Hill has reflected on the deal that sent the then 23-year-old to Fremantle and set him on course for a career-best season.

Now 24, Hill is happily settled back in WA with his family – although he admitted that joining his brother at the same club has had a surprising downside.

“I feel like I have to do a lot more media as it’s always Stephen and I together!” joked Hill about the attention the pair receives.

“I‘m enjoying playing with him although obviously, we’re a little bit different…I’ve always wanted to come back and play footy with my brother and it was always on my list. 

Drafted by Hawthorn at no.33 in the 2011 National Draft , the three-time Premiership player arrived at Fremantle in 2016 with pick no.23 going to the Hawks. 

Despite being by his own description a “chilled sort...


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Edge of the seat for AFLW draft hopefuls

Dana Hooker reflects on the 2016 NAB AFLW Draft.

Dana Hooker reflects on the 2016 NAB AFLW Draft.

Dana Hooker may have won Fremantle’s inaugural AFLW fairest and best award in 2017, but she admitted to fearing that she would be overlooked for the historic season.

Ahead of Wednesday's 2017 NAB AFLW Draft, Hooker reflected on how she felt going into the historic occasion one year ago.

The doubts started to come when Hooker was watching the draft with her Coastal Titans teammates, many of whom were taken much earlier.

“I was sitting on the end of my seat towards the end of it thinking - I don’t know if (senior coach) Michelle (Cowan) is going to pick me anymore,” Hooker said. 

“I felt maybe it wasn’t going to happen.”

It took until round 17, the penultimate round of the draft, for Hooker to be selected at pick 130.

After doing everything she could to prove she was physically ready after giving birth to her daughter Alice just months...


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Edge of the seat for AFLW draft hopefuls

Dana Hooker reflects on the 2016 NAB AFLW Draft.

Dana Hooker reflects on the 2016 NAB AFLW Draft.

Dana Hooker may have won Fremantle’s inaugural AFLW fairest and best award in 2017, but she admitted to fearing that she would be overlooked for the historic season.

Ahead of Wednesday's 2017 NAB AFLW Draft, Hooker reflected on how she felt going into the historic occasion one year ago.

The doubts started to come when Hooker was watching the draft with her Coastal Titans teammates, many of whom were taken much earlier.

“I was sitting on the end of my seat towards the end of it thinking - I don’t know if (senior coach) Michelle (Cowan) is going to pick me anymore,” Hooker said. 

“I felt maybe it wasn’t going to happen.”

It took until round 17, the penultimate round of the draft, for Hooker to be selected at pick 130.

After doing everything she could to prove she was physically ready after giving birth to her daughter Alice just months...


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See who impressed at the WA State Combine

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Brandon Starcevich impressed recruiters at Sunday's WA Draft Combine.

Liam Ryan is a "human highlight reel" but it is his improved professionalism that should propel the Subiaco star into the AFL next season, national talent manager Mick Ablett says.

The spring-heeled 184cm forward did his draft chances no harm at the WA state combine on Sunday, stopping the clock with the second-fastest 20m sprint. 

His blistering 2.89-second dash would've placed him outright second at the national combine, and topped his 2.92-second effort from last year. 

Despite battling a cold, Ryan also ran a respectable Yo-Yo test – which has replaced the beep test – and impressed with his prodigious leap amongst a field of 22 hopefuls. 

"He's just shown exactly what he's doing on-field; he's the excitement machine," Ablett said.

"Whether it's in the 20m sprint or the jumps, he's your human highlight reel just...


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AFLW: Bartlett's big-league goals

Kate Bartlett, a promising key forward for Peel Thunderbirds in the WAWFL

Kate Bartlett, a promising key forward for Peel Thunderbirds in the WAWFL

The name K. Bartlett is synonymous with football, with the great Richmond forward continuing to have a role in the game as a broadcaster. Fremantle's AFLW team could have its own version running around the forward line next year.

Kate Bartlett, who turns 18 next month, is a promising key forward for Peel Thunderbirds in the WAWFL.

She's more than capable of kicking bags of goals, which Western Australia under-18 coach Trent Cooper attributes to her excellent attacking instincts. 

"Kate's different to most girls in that she's got really great goal sense, and she actually kicks goals," Cooper said. 

"We've been working on developing other aspects of her game, including her forward pressure, with a view to her taking that talent and impacting at AFLW level. 

"She's so much smarter than a lot of the girls she...


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Ballantyne’s privilege

Hayden Ballantyne is awarded life membership at the 2017 Doig Medal Presentation DInner

Earning life membership at Fremantle was always going to be a memorable moment for Hayden Ballantyne, but it was extra special with Freo legend Matthew Pavlich involved in the presentation.

The pair makes up Fremantle’s top-two all-time goalkickers. While Pavlich’s total of 700 is well out of reach for Ballantyne, who sits on 232 goals, the small forward takes heart knowing he was still involved in many of Pavlich’s best moments. 

“I’ve told 'Pav' about plenty of times I’ve made him look good over the years with his 700 goals,” Ballantyne joked during the Doig Medal Presentation Dinner last Saturday.

“I think I might have set up about 200 but it was a privilege to play alongside Pav and a privilege to play for the Fremantle Football Club. 

“To realise you’ve been accepted into the club for the...


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