Fremantle Football Club
The Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Dockers, is an Australian Rules Football team in the Australian Football League (AFL) based in Fremantle, Western Australia. The club was formed in 1994 to represent Fremantle in the AFL. They played their first game on 1 April 1995. The club also has a women's team in the AFL Women's league.
Their colours are purple and white. When they first played, they wore red, green, purple and white jumpers, but changed to just purple and white in 2011.
Fremantle's captain is Nathan Fyfe and their coach is Ross Lyon. Matthew Pavlich holds the record for most games played and most goals kicked by a Fremantle player. Peter Bell is the only former Fremantle player who is in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. The women's team is captained by Kara Donnellan and coached by Michelle Cowan.
Fremantle started playing their home games at the Perth Stadium in 2018. Before that, they played at Subiaco Oval. The women's team plays most of their home games at Fremantle Oval, but has also played at Perth Stadium, Subiaco Oval and Ruston Park in Mandurah. Their game at Perth Stadium in 2018 set a record for the biggest ever crowd at a women's Australian football match.
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