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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

Draft pick 73 - Sam Switkowski

Sam Switkowski has been drafted from Box Hill Hawks.

DOB: 20/11/1996
POSITION: Forward 
HEIGHT: 179cm
WEIGHT: 71kg
DRAFTED FROM: Box Hill Hawks 

Sam Switkowski is a 21-year-old small forward from Melbourne's North-East.

Quick, agile, tough and competitive, Switkowski has promising attributes for a defensive forward but also possesses the skill to finish and create opportunities around goal.

Switkowski played his U18 football at Northern Knights in the TAC Cup and represented Vic Metro in the U18 National Championships in 2014. He then joined Box Hill in 2015 and developed into one of their most important players.

A bout of glandular fever and a hamstring injury interrupted Switkowski's 2017 but he still managed to kick 19 goals in 12 games while becoming arguably the best pressure forward in the VFL.

The forward's speed and intent is relentless and he consistently creates turnovers in...


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Hamish and Andy: Brayshaw bros head west

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The Brayshaw brothers growing up as kids.

Brayshaw brothers Hamish and Andy will step into a rivalry that is "as ferocious as it gets" after joining West Coast and Fremantle respectively at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft.

Andrew Brayshaw, who was in contention for the No.1 pick this week before landing at Fremantle at No.2, was a sure thing to find an AFL home on Friday night, joining older brother and Melbourne midfielder Angus at the top level. 

But Hamish had no guarantees after being overlooked last year and splitting his time between the Sandringham Dragons as an overage player and the Sandringham Zebras in the VFL in 2017.

When West Coast called out the tough midfielder's name at pick No.68, his mother Deborah and father Mark – a former Claremont and North Melbourne player – were overjoyed.

It will thrust the brothers immediately into the middle of the bitter West Australian...


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Gallery: Freo players in their draft year

Picked up in 2008, a shy Stephen Hill is excited to live his AFL dream.

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Aaron Sandilands may be Freo's biggest draft bargain, taken with pick no.33 in the 2001 Rookie Draft

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David Mundy's headshot for his first season at the club in 2004

AFL 2004 Media - National AFL Draft Camp
Danyle Pearce at the 2004 draft camp in Canberra prior to being drafted by Port Adelaide 

AFL 2008 Media - 2008 NAB AFL Draft Camp
Michael Walters' portrait at the 2008 draft camp

AFL 2008 Media - 2008 NAB AFL Draft Camp
Stephen Hill, also at the 2008 draft camp

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Nat Fyfe's portrait for the 2009 U18 Championships

AFL 2010 Media - U18 All-Australian Portraits
Harley Bennell's All-Australian U18 portrait in 2010

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Cam Sutcliffe on his first day at the club after the 2011 National Draft

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Lachie Neale on his first day at the club after the 2011 National Draft

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Tommy Sheridan on his first day at the club after the 2011 National Draft

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Joel Hamling at the 2011 U18 Championships. He was taken by Geelong with pick no.32 at the 2011 National Draft

AFL 2011 Media - Draft Combine Day 3
Bradley Hill at the 2011 draft combine...


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Draft presents rare opportunity: Lloyd

General manager of list management Brad Lloyd speaks to Docker TV ahead of the draft.

General manager of list management Brad Lloyd says he hasn't had a stronger draft hand at his disposal heading into Friday night's NAB AFL National Draft in Sydney.

Lloyd compared Fremantle’s 2017 draft hand to that of 1999, when Fremantle selected Paul Hasleby with pick no.2 and Matthew Pavlich with pick no.4.

“We’re really excited, it’s a fantastic opportunity for the club,” Lloyd said.

“Not in my time at the club have we had this opportunity. I think it’s back to 1999 since we had a number of top picks. Two and five is an unbelievable hand to go in with, so we’re really excited to use those picks.”

Lloyd gave insight into the years of work behind the scenes preparing for an event that will be over in the space of a few hours.

The recruiting team's comprehensive preparation has given Lloyd...


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Draft prospects: Darcy Fogarty

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Academy v Northern Blues

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft

Darcy Fogarty was 15 when he played his first game of senior football for Lucindale, a small town of 400 people about four hours out of Adelaide.

That experience has gone on to serve him well. Earlier this year, the tough and combative forward/midfielder made his SANFL senior debut for Glenelg, and it was one of his best performances of the season.

Fogarty is one of the most interesting players in this year's draft pool. He began the season ranked highly, but could never really get his form going and he struggled throughout the under-18 championships for his state. 

Thrown around in a few positions to try to stir some confidence, eventually his season ended in July after a nagging and on-going knee injury became too much to handle and he underwent surgery. 

It ruled Fogarty out for the rest of the...


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Freo runs first pre-season time trials

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb won Fremantle's recent time trials.

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb won Fremantle's recent time trials.

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb have taken out Fremantle’s 2km time trials held recently at Cockburn ARC.

Sheridan raced home ahead of runner-up Cam Sutcliffe in the men's time trial on Wednesday morning.

The men’s time trial was ran in two different groups, with times compared later to determine the final placings.

Luke Ryan chased down Ethan Hughes to finish in a dead heat for third while Griffin Logue and Danyle Peace, who raced in different heats, finished tied for fifth. 

Bradley Hill, who won both of Fremantle’s 3km time trials during last year’s pre-season, did not participate but was present at training with a number of senior players. 

On Tuesday night in the women’s time trial, new recruit Webb finished ahead of runner-up Dana Hooker.

Jade De Melo overtook a fast starting Kara Donnellan to take third, while...


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Draft prospects: Darcy Fogarty

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Academy v Northern Blues

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft

Darcy Fogarty was 15 when he played his first game of senior football for Lucindale, a small town of 400 people about four hours out of Adelaide.

That experience has gone on to serve him well. Earlier this year, the tough and combative forward/midfielder made his SANFL senior debut for Glenelg, and it was one of his best performances of the season.

Fogarty is one of the most interesting players in this year's draft pool. He began the season ranked highly, but could never really get his form going and he struggled throughout the under-18 championships for his state. 

Thrown around in a few positions to try to stir some confidence, eventually his season ended in July after a nagging and on-going knee injury became too much to handle and he underwent surgery. 

It ruled Fogarty out for the rest of the...


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Read more: Draft prospects: Darcy Fogarty

View the final draft order

AFL 2016 Media - NAB AFL Draft

The 2017 NAB National Draft will be held on Friday night in Sydney.

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Final draft order

ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)

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Freo runs first pre-season time trials

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb won Fremantle's recent time trials.

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb won Fremantle's recent time trials.

Tommy Sheridan and Lisa Webb have taken out Fremantle’s 2km time trials held recently at Cockburn ARC.

Sheridan raced home ahead of runner-up Cam Sutcliffe in the men's time trial on Wednesday morning.

The men’s time trial was ran in two different groups, with times compared later to determine the final placings.

Luke Ryan chased down Ethan Hughes to finish in a dead heat for third while Griffin Logue and Danyle Peace, who raced in different heats, finished tied for fifth. 

Bradley Hill, who won both of Fremantle’s 3km time trials during last year’s pre-season, did not participate but was present at training with a number of senior players. 

On Tuesday night in the women’s time trial, new recruit Webb finished ahead of runner-up Dana Hooker.

Jade De Melo overtook a fast starting Kara Donnellan to take third, while...


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Rivalry pushes Sheridan to the limit

Tommy Sheridan chats to Docker TV after his time trial win.

A budding time trial rivalry has seen Tommy Sheridan and Cam Sutcliffe continue to post another strong finish at today’s 2km time trial at Fremantle’s training facility at Cockburn ARC. 

The pair traded second and third places in Fremantle’s time trials during the 2017 pre-season, however, with defending champion Bradley Hill watching from the sidelines, Sheridan prevailed for the victory with Sutcliffe in second.

“Me and Cam have had some great battles,” Sheridan said. 

“I think he got me last year. I just got in today but he’ll probably get me next time I’m sure. There will be plenty of banter to follow now.”

After leading from the outset, Sheridan said he left something in the tank for when Sutcliffe closed the gap on the final bend. 

“I could feel him coming down so I thought I wouldn’t go for a final push until the...


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Read more: Rivalry pushes Sheridan to the limit

View the final draft order

AFL 2016 Media - NAB AFL Draft

The 2017 NAB National Draft will be held on Friday night in Sydney.

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Final draft order

ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)

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Read more: View the final draft order

Rivalry pushes Sheridan to the limit

Tommy Sheridan chats to Docker TV after his time trial win.

A budding time trial rivalry has seen Tommy Sheridan and Cam Sutcliffe continue to post another strong finish at today’s 2km time trial at Fremantle’s training facility at Cockburn ARC. 

The pair traded second and third places in Fremantle’s time trials during the 2017 pre-season, however, with defending champion Bradley Hill watching from the sidelines, Sheridan prevailed for the victory with Sutcliffe in second.

“Me and Cam have had some great battles,” Sheridan said. 

“I think he got me last year. I just got in today but he’ll probably get me next time I’m sure. There will be plenty of banter to follow now.”

After leading from the outset, Sheridan said he left something in the tank for when Sutcliffe closed the gap on the final bend. 

“I could feel him coming down so I thought I wouldn’t go for a final push until the...


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Read more: Rivalry pushes Sheridan to the limit

From RSL to elite facility: Wilson

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New recruits Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson are excited to be playing for Freo in 2018.

New recruits Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson were revealed to Fremantle members for the first time at the club's Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday night at Subiaco Oval.

While Wilson commences training at his new club on 4 December, Matera told the crowd about his head start as a Freo Docker.

"I came back a week earlier to get around the younger guys and also to get used to the new facility, which is really massive," Matera said.

Wilson and Matera have similair stories of both being drafted as 17-year-olds to start-up clubs in Greater Western Sydney and Gold Coast respectively.

The pair both agreed that the new facility at Cockburn is a stark contrast to the humble beginnings of the initial facilities they encountered at their previous clubs.

"When I first went to the Giants we were in an...


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From RSL to elite facility: Wilson

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New recruits Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson are excited to be playing for Freo in 2018.

New recruits Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson were revealed to Fremantle members for the first time at the club's Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday night at Subiaco Oval.

While Wilson commences training at his new club on 4 December, Matera told the crowd about his head start as a Freo Docker.

"I came back a week earlier to get around the younger guys and also to get used to the new facility, which is really massive," Matera said.

Wilson and Matera have similair stories of both being drafted as 17-year-olds to start-up clubs in Greater Western Sydney and Gold Coast respectively.

The pair both agreed that the new facility at Cockburn is a stark contrast to the humble beginnings of the initial facilities they encountered at their previous clubs.

"When I first went to the Giants we were in an...


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Draft prospects: Luke Davies-Uniacke

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft.

A shoulder reconstruction late last year meant that Luke Davies-Uniacke started this season a little behind the eight-ball, but he quickly made inroads to show his wares. 

Davies-Uniacke announced himself as one of the leading players in the pool with an excellent showing for the NAB AFL Academy against the Northern Blues VFL side, when he picked up a team-high 22 disposals and six clearances. 

His season had its up and down moments, but the highs regularly showed his potential, including a blistering start to the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, when he picked up 34 disposals in a best-on-ground game for Vic Country. 

Davies-Uniacke is at his best when he's ripping the ball out of a scrimmage, bolting away and then hitting a teammate with a neat pass. There's not many in this year's pool who were...


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Draft prospects: Luke Davies-Uniacke

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft.

A shoulder reconstruction late last year meant that Luke Davies-Uniacke started this season a little behind the eight-ball, but he quickly made inroads to show his wares. 

Davies-Uniacke announced himself as one of the leading players in the pool with an excellent showing for the NAB AFL Academy against the Northern Blues VFL side, when he picked up a team-high 22 disposals and six clearances. 

His season had its up and down moments, but the highs regularly showed his potential, including a blistering start to the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, when he picked up 34 disposals in a best-on-ground game for Vic Country. 

Davies-Uniacke is at his best when he's ripping the ball out of a scrimmage, bolting away and then hitting a teammate with a neat pass. There's not many in this year's pool who were...


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AFL confirms the bounce is 'here to stay'

AFL 2016 Rd 02 - Fremantle v Gold Coast

The AFL has confirmed it will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the...


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AFL confirms the bounce is 'here to stay'

AFL 2016 Rd 02 - Fremantle v Gold Coast

The AFL has confirmed it will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the...


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Draft prospects: Charlie Constable

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic M v Allies

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft

Charlie Constable didn't play in Vic Metro's first game of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, instead watching along from home as his side toppled Western Australia in Perth.

But he didn't have to wait much longer to show his wares. The next week Constable came into the team and collected a game-high 31 disposals, plus six marks and six inside-50s, as Metro crunched Vic Country at Punt Road Oval.

It was the start of a productive carnival for Constable, who averaged 26 disposals in three games, pushed forward at times, distributed the ball nicely and won All Australian honours.

Constable was also a key player for the Sandringham Dragons on their passage to the TAC Cup Grand Final, overcoming a groin injury in the finals to return for the premiership decider and gather 21 disposals and kick two...


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Draft prospects: Charlie Constable

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic M v Allies

AFL.com.au run through the top prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft

Charlie Constable didn't play in Vic Metro's first game of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, instead watching along from home as his side toppled Western Australia in Perth.

But he didn't have to wait much longer to show his wares. The next week Constable came into the team and collected a game-high 31 disposals, plus six marks and six inside-50s, as Metro crunched Vic Country at Punt Road Oval.

It was the start of a productive carnival for Constable, who averaged 26 disposals in three games, pushed forward at times, distributed the ball nicely and won All Australian honours.

Constable was also a key player for the Sandringham Dragons on their passage to the TAC Cup Grand Final, overcoming a groin injury in the finals to return for the premiership decider and gather 21 disposals and kick two...


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