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Dockers take on Eagles in season opener at Fremantle Oval

01 January 2022

The Dockers AFLW 2022 season kicks off on Saturday 8 January when they take on the Eagles at Fremantle Oval.

After finishing fifth on the AFLW ladder last year, there are high hopes for the Dockers in 2022. Fans can look forward to the return of midfielder Ann McMahon and forward Aine Tighe, who had both been sidelined for last year’s entire season due to injury.

If you’re planning to go to the match, don’t forget to stock up on your Dockers merchandise at The Dock Pop-Up in Fremantle. It’s open from Thursday – Sunday from 11am–4 pm at 31 Market Street, Fremantle. There are caps, scarves, guernseys, tees and flags to help purple-ise the crowd and show your support.

Why not make a day of it in Freo? Check out this suggested itinerary to help you get the most out of your time in the port city prior to the first big game on Saturday 8 January 2022.

12 noon

Catch the train to Fremantle Train Station, or if you’re driving in, the closest carparks to the oval are at the Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Prison, FOMO and Fremantle Markets.

12.15 pm

Head over to the exciting new FOMO complex in the heart of Walyalup Koort, and stroll through the food vendors to peruse lunch options. There’s a lot on offer, from Ramen, Indonesian, Indian, Burgers, Korean BBQ, Vietnamese, Hong Kong BBQ, a Wok and Soup Bar, and Japanese Otsunami (tapas) and Yakitori (skewers).

To get into the competitive mindset, head over to Varsity- Freo’s newest sports entertainment venue and eatery. Fuel up on nachos, burgers, pizzas and milkshakes to power you through the day. With big screens streaming a range of sports from all around the world, you’ll be fired up for the Dockers clash later.

If you’ve got the kids with you, indulge them (or yourself) with a New York Style cookie at Get Chunky.

1.15 pm

Stroll through the Fremantle Markets and check out the vast range of stalls. You’ll find vintage clothing, trinkets, tinctures, acai bowls, antiques, art, toys, crystals, and more. Take your time and soak in the over 100-year-old history of this municipal market.

3.00 pm

Revive with a coffee and cake on the famous Cappuccino Strip before exploring the strip’s boutiques and retailers. Visit The Dock Pop-Up for your purple gear and merchandise to support the team in their first game of the season.

If you have the kids in tow, call in to Timezone for some gaming action.

4.30 pm

Grab a pre-game bite and a pint at The Norfolk Hotel, The Sail & Anchor or The Old Synagogue.

5.30 pm

Last minute bathroom visits. Purple scarves wrapped around necks. Dockers flags at the ready. Vocal cords warmed up for cheering. Make your way over to the oval…

Game starts at 5.50 pm


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