21 Facts About Fremantle Football Club


Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Dockers, is a professional Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League, the sport's elite competition.

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High-profile players who forged careers at Fremantle include All-Australian Matthew Pavlich, Hall of Fame inductee Peter Bell, and dual Brownlow Medal winner Nat Fyfe, who captains the club under head coach Justin Longmuir.

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Fremantle Football Club has fielded a women's team in the AFL Women's league since the competition's inception in 2017.

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Since 1897, Fremantle Oval has been the main venue for Australian rules football matches in the city.

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The decision to base the new club in Fremantle was primarily due to the long history of Australian rules football in Fremantle.

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Fremantle Football Club's collapse was considered a result of a heavy injury count that began in the pre-season.

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Fremantle Football Club subsequently lost to the Crows in Adelaide the following week, ending their finals campaign.

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In 2013, Fremantle finished the home-and-away season in third position with a club-best 16 wins.

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Season 2016 marked Matthew Pavlich's final season in the AFL, as Fremantle Football Club missed the finals following a 10-game losing streak to start the year, finishing in 16th position with just four wins.

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Fremantle Football Club would go on to kick 11 of the last 13 goals to win the game by 13 points.

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Until 2011 the Fremantle Football Club used the anchor symbol as the basis for all of their guernseys.

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In September 2008, newly appointed CEO Steve Rosich confirmed that the Fremantle Football Club would undergo a thorough review of all areas, including the club's team name, song, guernsey, and logo in a bid to boost its marketability.

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Fremantle Football Club had its original training and administration facilities at Fremantle Oval from 1995 until 2017.

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Dockers and the St Kilda Football Club have seen a number of controversial events between them, most notably the AFL siren controversy at York Park in 2006.

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The match was sent into a state of confusion with Fremantle Football Club leading by one point when the siren was not heard by the umpires who then allowed St Kilda tagger Steven Baker to score a point after time had elapsed and, as a result, the match ended in a draw.

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The outcome of the game was taken to the AFL Commission and it was decided during the week that as the siren had gone Fremantle Football Club were judged to be the winners, disallowing Baker's point.

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Lyon was met with widespread criticism and was accused of backstabbing St Kilda by many Saints supporters as the club was made aware that Fremantle had approached Lyon during St Kilda's lead-up to its finals campaign.

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Fremantle Football Club beat out a bid from rivals West Coast when they were granted a license on 15 June 2016.

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In 2019, Fremantle Football Club had their most successful season, losing only one game during the home and away matches to eventual premiers Adelaide and making the finals for the first time.

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Fremantle Football Club originally chose to award this to Carmen Lawrence, the sitting member for the federal seat of Fremantle Football Club.

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From 2003 until 2011, the Fremantle Football Club had the Governors of Western Australia as its patron.

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