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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

Walters on track

Michael Walters spoke to Docker TV on Tuesday.

A determined Michael Walters is ready to do the work to get back to his dangerous best in 2018.

The versatile small forward is two days into his official pre-season preparations, however, like past seasons, Waters arrived back at the club ahead of schedule to ensure he was ready to hit the ground running come the start of pre-season.

“I’ve been coming in early over the past couple of years because I wanted to get that structure back,” Walters said.

“During the off-season, you tend to do training whenever you want to do it. To come back early, especially with the younger boys as well, I can help out and show some leadership where I can. 

"It’s good for me, I quite enjoy it.”

Walters is starting the pre-season on a modified running program as he continues to recover from a knee injury sustained in round 18 against Hawthorn at Domain...


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Walters on track

Michael Walters spoke to Docker TV on Tuesday.

A determined Michael Walters is ready to do the work to get back to his dangerous best in 2018.

The versatile small forward is two days into his official pre-season preparations, however, like past seasons, Waters arrived back at the club ahead of schedule to ensure he was ready to hit the ground running come the start of pre-season.

“I’ve been coming in early over the past couple of years because I wanted to get that structure back,” Walters said.

“During the off-season, you tend to do training whenever you want to do it. To come back early, especially with the younger boys as well, I can help out and show some leadership where I can. 

"It’s good for me, I quite enjoy it.”

Walters is starting the pre-season on a modified running program as he continues to recover from a knee injury sustained in round 18 against Hawthorn at Domain...


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A race to AFLW start line

Senior coach Michelle Cowan speaks to media ahead of Freo's training session on Tuesday.

Senior AFLW coach Michelle Cowan says her players are ready for an intense pre-season with Freo’s round one clash against the Western Bulldogs just over two months away. 

The squad also has 60 days to get game ready for Freo’s pre-season clash against Adelaide in Darwin on 20 January.

Tuesday night's training session ends a long off-season for the side, with most players competing for their respective clubs in the WAWFL and coming together for the first time since their final game of the 2017 season on 17 March.

“I’m really looking forward to tonight and it’s straight to work for the girls,” Cowan said.

“They’ll have a 2km time trial straight away. We’ve had a pretty thorough induction process and they’re really keen to get started.”

Despite 295 days between the end of season 2017 and the...


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Pav’s Pilates gives Ballas a boost

Hayden Ballantyne chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training

The influence of Matthew Pavlich at Fremantle is continuing two pre-seasons after his retirement, with Hayden Ballantyne replicating some of the off-field work that saw Pavlich play 353 career games.

Ballantyne is feeling mentally prepared for the challenging months ahead, arriving at the club on Monday for his first official pre-season training session.

“I’m excited to get out here,” Ballantyne said.

“Physically I know it’s hard, but mentally, I know I’ve done nine (pre-seasons) before.

“I know the pain will end soon and we’ll get into games mid-February sometime, so that’s what we’re looking forward to. The hard work starts now for us.”

In preparing for his 10th pre-season, Ballantyne has leaned on Pavlich to find a way to get more from his body.

“Pav always used to talk about all the extra...


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Pav’s Pilates gives Ballas a boost

Hayden Ballantyne chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training

The influence of Matthew Pavlich at Fremantle is continuing two pre-seasons after his retirement, with Hayden Ballantyne replicating some of the off-field work that saw Pavlich play 353 career games.

Ballantyne is feeling mentally prepared for the challenging months ahead, arriving at the club on Monday for his first official pre-season training session.

“I’m excited to get out here,” Ballantyne said.

“Physically I know it’s hard, but mentally, I know I’ve done nine (pre-seasons) before.

“I know the pain will end soon and we’ll get into games mid-February sometime, so that’s what we’re looking forward to. The hard work starts now for us.”

In preparing for his 10th pre-season, Ballantyne has leaned on Pavlich to find a way to get more from his body.

“Pav always used to talk about all the extra...


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Gallery: Full group returns

Cam Sutcliffe runs through Freo's first day back at training.

Fremantle were just one player shy of a full squad at training, with the remaining five-plus year players returning to the club on Monday.

New recruit Nathan Wilson is the only player still on an off-season break, with the former GWS Giant allowed another week due to his participation in the 2017 AFL Finals Series.

Players were greeted with new training gear in their lockers before heading to the players' room to re-unite with their teammates over breakfast.

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Stephen Hill and Harley Bennell

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At training, Fremantle's first to fourth year players took part more advanced football drills while the five-plus year players focused on running as they eased into their pre-season preparations.

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Darcy Tucker

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Tommy Sheridan, Cam Sutcliffe and Brandon Matera

As training progressed, Fremantle's leadership group held a separate meeting...


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Gallery: Full group returns

Cam Sutcliffe runs through Freo's first day back at training.

Fremantle were just one player shy of a full squad at training, with the remaining five-plus year players returning to the club on Monday.

New recruit Nathan Wilson is the only player still on an off-season break, with the former GWS Giant allowed another week due to his participation in the 2017 AFL Finals Series.

Players were greeted with new training gear in their lockers before heading to the players' room to re-unite with their teammates over breakfast.

05TRAINING2011.JPG
Stephen Hill and Harley Bennell

12TRAINING2011.JPG

At training, Fremantle's first to fourth year players took part more advanced football drills while the five-plus year players focused on running as they eased into their pre-season preparations.

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Darcy Tucker

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Tommy Sheridan, Cam Sutcliffe and Brandon Matera

As training progressed, Fremantle's leadership group held a separate meeting...


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Freo’s forward options

Hayden Ballantyne chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training.

The addition of Brandon Matera alongside a string of versatile midfielders gives Fremantle plenty of options up front in 2018, according to Hayden Ballantyne.

The small forward used Richmond’s success in 2017 as an example of forward lines finding success without relying on a number of key talls.

Alongside the likes of Cam McCarthy, Shane Kersten and Matt Taberner, Fremantle can also look to their small forwards in Ballantyne, Matera and Michael Walters, while midfielders Nat Fyfe, David Mundy and Lachie Neale have all shown their ability to impact the scoreboard. 

“I think that’s the way footy’s going isn't it?” Ballantyne said. 

“You look at Richmond and how they played through the year. That mosquito fleet down forward with one big forward in Jack Riewoldt and all those guys went through...


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Darcy trims the fat

Darcy works on versatility Sean Darcy chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training.

Sean Darcy has returned for his second pre-season with Fremantle at a similar weight to when he was drafted just under a year ago, but says he’s been able to build a frame that is more ready to compete with the strongest players in the game.

Darcy tipped the scales at 111kg and played eight games in his debut season, where he was far from overwhelmed by his more developed and experienced opponents.

During this time, Darcy has been able to add muscle without losing any weight.

“I’ve stayed reasonably the same (weight),” Darcy said.

“My skinfolds have improved a fair bit. There's more running and building my strength up to compete with the bigger boys in the AFL.

“So...my skin folds improving and my strength in the gym going up.”

A change of diet has also helped Darcy build...


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Darcy trims the fat

Darcy works on versatility Sean Darcy chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training.

Sean Darcy has returned for his second pre-season with Fremantle at a similar weight to when he was drafted just under a year ago, but says he’s been able to build a frame that is more ready to compete with the strongest players in the game.

Darcy tipped the scales at 111kg and played eight games in his debut season, where he was far from overwhelmed by his more developed and experienced opponents.

During this time, Darcy has been able to add muscle without losing any weight.

“I’ve stayed reasonably the same (weight),” Darcy said.

“My skinfolds have improved a fair bit. There's more running and building my strength up to compete with the bigger boys in the AFL.

“So...my skin folds improving and my strength in the gym going up.”

A change of diet has also helped Darcy build...


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Darcy trims the fat

Darcy works on versatility Sean Darcy chats to the media after returning to the club for pre-season training.

Sean Darcy has returned for his second pre-season with Fremantle at a similar weight to when he was drafted just under a year ago, but says he’s been able to build a frame that is more ready to compete with the strongest players in the game.

Darcy tipped the scales at 111kg and played eight games in his debut season, where he was far from overwhelmed by his more developed and experienced opponents.

During this time, Darcy has been able to add muscle without losing any weight.

“I’ve stayed reasonably the same (weight),” Darcy said.

“My skinfolds have improved a fair bit. There's more running and building my strength up to compete with the bigger boys in the AFL.

“So...my skin folds improving and my strength in the gym going up.”

A change of diet has also helped Darcy build...


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Freo to head to Adelaide for AFLX

Fremantle will play against a pool of five other teams at Hindmarsh Stadium when AFLX kicks off in Adelaide.

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and...


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Freo to head to Adelaide for AFLX

Fremantle will play against a pool of five other teams at Hindmarsh Stadium when AFLX kicks off in Adelaide.

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and...


Read full article on AFL Fremantle AFLComAu


Read more: Freo to head to Adelaide for AFLX

Freo to head to Adelaide for AFLX

Fremantle will play against a pool of five other teams at Hindmarsh Stadium when AFLX kicks off in Adelaide.

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and...


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Read more: Freo to head to Adelaide for AFLX

Aussies claim IRS sweep

Nat Fyfe was awarded the Jim Stynes on Saturday afternoon.

A half-time melee, a black card that saw Joel Selwood dismissed, a Nat Fyfe screamer and a stirring Irish performance gave Domain Stadium the send-off it deserved in the second International Rules test on Saturday. 

It took a piece of Dayne Zorko magic with 35 seconds to go to decide the match, the Brisbane Lions star’s interception, dash and left-foot over breaking the deadlock to give Australia a 53-50 victory.

Zorko had been a standout all match but Ireland could hold their heads high after a spirited fightback following their 10-point loss in the first Test.

This was a match played with plenty of feeling.

Australia seemed unprepared for the Irish juggernaut in the opening half but dug deep with just three on the bench in the second half.

Ireland burst out of the gates and had erased the 10-point deficit from last...


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Aussies claim IRS sweep

Nat Fyfe was awarded the Jim Stynes on Saturday afternoon.

A half-time melee, a black card that saw Joel Selwood dismissed, a Nat Fyfe screamer and a stirring Irish performance gave Domain Stadium the send-off it deserved in the second International Rules test on Saturday. 

It took a piece of Dayne Zorko magic with 35 seconds to go to decide the match, the Brisbane Lions star’s interception, dash and left-foot over breaking the deadlock to give Australia a 53-50 victory.

Zorko had been a standout all match but Ireland could hold their heads high after a spirited fightback following their 10-point loss in the first Test.

This was a match played with plenty of feeling.

Australia seemed unprepared for the Irish juggernaut in the opening half but dug deep with just three on the bench in the second half.

Ireland burst out of the gates and had erased the 10-point deficit from last...


Read full article on AFL Fremantle AFLComAu


Read more: Aussies claim IRS sweep

Aussies claim IRS sweep

Nat Fyfe was awarded the Jim Stynes on Saturday afternoon.

A half-time melee, a black card that saw Joel Selwood dismissed, a Nat Fyfe screamer and a stirring Irish performance gave Domain Stadium the send-off it deserved in the second International Rules test on Saturday. 

It took a piece of Dayne Zorko magic with 35 seconds to go to decide the match, the Brisbane Lions star’s interception, dash and left-foot over breaking the deadlock to give Australia a 53-50 victory.

Zorko had been a standout all match but Ireland could hold their heads high after a spirited fightback following their 10-point loss in the first Test.

This was a match played with plenty of feeling.

Australia seemed unprepared for the Irish juggernaut in the opening half but dug deep with just three on the bench in the second half.

Ireland burst out of the gates and had erased the 10-point deficit from last...


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Read more: Aussies claim IRS sweep

Fyfe worked out round ball: Scott

Nat Fyfe was impressed with the Australian playing group in their series win over Ireland.

Jim Stynes Medal winner Nat Fyfe said it had been an immense honour to represent Australia and the team was elated to win both games and give Domain Stadium a proper send-off. 

Fyfe took four contested marks out of just 15 taken in the match by both sides, a factor Scott said was crucial to the result. 

"He reads the ball in the air as well as anyone. That ball to be kicked 55m hard, it’s floating and it’s hard to mark but Fyfey’s got it worked out obviously," Scott said. 

Fyfe said he’d love to represent Australia again after such an enjoyable series. 

Another medal for the collection! #VirginIRS #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/kAXmdFcEXW

— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) November 18, 2017

"It was fantastic to come away with a win in those circumstances, with it going right down to the...


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Fyfe worked out round ball: Scott

Nat Fyfe was impressed with the Australian playing group in their series win over Ireland.

Jim Stynes Medal winner Nat Fyfe said it had been an immense honour to represent Australia and the team was elated to win both games and give Domain Stadium a proper send-off. 

Fyfe took four contested marks out of just 15 taken in the match by both sides, a factor Scott said was crucial to the result. 

"He reads the ball in the air as well as anyone. That ball to be kicked 55m hard, it’s floating and it’s hard to mark but Fyfey’s got it worked out obviously," Scott said. 

Fyfe said he’d love to represent Australia again after such an enjoyable series. 

Another medal for the collection! #VirginIRS #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/kAXmdFcEXW

— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) November 18, 2017

"It was fantastic to come away with a win in those circumstances, with it going right down to the...


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Read more: Fyfe worked out round ball: Scott

Fyfe worked out round ball: Scott

Nat Fyfe was impressed with the Australian playing group in their series win over Ireland.

Jim Stynes Medal winner Nat Fyfe said it had been an immense honour to represent Australia and the team was elated to win both games and give Domain Stadium a proper send-off. 

Fyfe took four contested marks out of just 15 taken in the match by both sides, a factor Scott said was crucial to the result. 

"He reads the ball in the air as well as anyone. That ball to be kicked 55m hard, it’s floating and it’s hard to mark but Fyfey’s got it worked out obviously," Scott said. 

Fyfe said he’d love to represent Australia again after such an enjoyable series. 

Another medal for the collection! #VirginIRS #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/kAXmdFcEXW

— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) November 18, 2017

"It was fantastic to come away with a win in those circumstances, with it going right down to the...


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