|Fremantle Football Club|
The Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed The Dockers, is a team which plays in the AFL. The club is based in the port city of Fremantle at the mouth of the Swan River in Western Australia. In 1995 it became the second team from Western Australia to be admitted to the national competition, honouring the rich footballing tradition and history associated with Fremantle.
The club has been knowing for producing high profile players such Matthew Pavlich and Nat Fyfe. The club are yet to win a premiership, but enjoyed a period of good form during the Hawthorn "3-peat" era, finishing as minor premiers in 2015 and runner-up in 2013. The club as of recent have stalled in progression and are coming out the back end of rebuild.
Fremantle, under Ross Lyon had becoming well known for their defensive stubborness, but inefficiency in the forward half, which lead to competitive games but games Fremanlte were unable to win.
Rivalries[edit | edit source]
- West Coast Eagles
Nicknamed the "Western Derby", the two Western Australian clubs compete twice a year in a hotly contested game. The derby has gained more attraction after Fremantle an West Coast now share the newly built Optus Stadium. West Coast enjoyed dominance over the Dockers, winning the first nine Western derbies.
- St Kilda Saints
The rivalry mostly stems from the controversial decision which had Ross Lyon move from St Kilda to Fremantle, which many felt was a betrayal of both St Kilda and the then Fremantle head coach Mark Harvey.\
And because of the 2006 AFL siren controversy.
External Links[edit | edit source]
Club Website: https://www.fremantlefc.com.au/