Fremantle Football Club | Dockers
The Fremantle Football Club (Dockers) is Western Australias second team in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The club is based in 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 Australian rules football competition, honouring the rich footballing tradition and history associated with Fremantle.
The rich football heritage in Fremantle dates back to 1885 when the premiership was contested by four clubs - Rovers (predecessor of the Perth Football Club), Victorians, Perth High School and Fremantle (wearing the infamous red and white playing strip).
During the annual AFL heritage round, Fremantle wears a red and white playing uniform which is identical to the guensey worn by the original Fremantle Football Club during their first premiership in 1885 and recognises the rich football heritage of Fremantle.
Fremantle made the Grand Final in 2013 but went down to Hawthorn in a close contest. Fremantle is yet to win an AFL flag.
Nat Fyfe WINS Brownlow Medal
In 2015, Fremantle star Nat Fyfe created history by becoming the Dockers first Brownlow Medal winner. The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the player judged by the umpires as the fairest and best. Fyfe defied injury, history and Match Review Panel concerns during the season to poll 31 votes.
In 2019, Fremantle star Nat Fyfe stamped his name among footy's elite, becoming just the 15th player in VFL/AFL history to claim multiple Brownlow medals by winning his second Brownlow Medal.
Fyfe polled 33 votes, six votes clear of Patrick Dangerfield in second place and seven votes ahead of both Patrick Cripps and Lachie Neale (friend) in third. www.afl.com.au
Ross Lyon sacked as coach of Fremantle
Jon Ralph, Herald Sun - Tuesday 20th August 2019
Fremantle has rocked the AFL with the fourth coach sacking of the season, parting ways with Ross Lyon in a dramatic morning in Perth.
The Dockers crashed out of finals contention with their loss to Essendon on Saturday night.
The Dockers are expected to meet with its staff and players in coming hours to inform them of the decision, which is expected to see Lyon not coaching in Round 23.
He will have to be paid out as much as $1 million if he cannot find another senior coaching role, with St Kilda the only current club without a senior coach.
Collingwood assistant coach Justin Longmuir has long been linked to a role at Fremantle, with former North Melbourne coach Brad Scott likely to be a contender for the role.
Lyon has improved his relationships with players but player managers have long complained about a series of issues at the club.
They include the sports science and conditioning of players, the support structures around players and the elite coaching structures.
Hill is certain to leave the club, with his determination to tell the club in the last few weeks delayed only by media reports about his future.
Ed Landon is one of the club's most promising midfielders but he too will leave for a Melbourne club, with continuing speculation ruckman Sean Darcy might also depart.
He made clear his displeasure at certain aspects of the club last year when Lachie Neale departed.
Lyon was contracted to coach the Dockers until the end of next season.
He coached Fremantle to 91 wins, 79 matches losses and a draw.
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