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The Fremantle Dockers Football Club is proud of its relationship with the West Australian Football Commission and through this partnership is able to deliver programs that allow maximum participation, enjoyment and skill in a fun environment.

Freo Fast Ball, Freo Kwik Kick and Freo Long Bomb are curriculum based football activities that gives primary school children another platform to develop their skills.

  • Freo Long Bomb involves students kicking a football as far as they can;
  • Freo Kwik Kick involves students kicking in pairs over a short distance for three minutes;
  • Freo Fast Ball is a team handballing competition.

By registering, teachers are provided with educational and promotional resources to assist in their implementation of these competitions. Schools are encouraged to nominate their students to compete in the semi-finals, held at Fremantle Oval, in the July school holidays. These competitions culminate in the Grand Final day as a curtain raiser to a Fremantle Dockers home game in August.

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Freo House Footy is a modified game focusing on fun and safety (AFL 9’s). It can be played as a male, female or mixed competition during any school term or incorporated as part of your AFL program. Competitions must run for a minimum of 6 weeks and games can be modified to fit each school’s needs.

The Fremantle Dockers Football Club supports a number of competitions and carnival days run to promote junior football and female football in our schools throughout the state. These are co-ordinated by your local WAFC district managers and officers and are designed for primary and secondary age groups.

Primary schools that participate in an interschool one-day Lightning Carnival organised by either the schools in their District or conducted by their local WAFL Club will compete for the Freo Dockers Shield. In both cases these carnivals will be supported by the WA Football Commission and their local WAFL Club. Although the Freo Dockers Shield is targeted primarily towards males in upper primary, female participants are welcome.

The Freo Dockers Cup is an extremely popular interschool football competition for female students in upper primary. The competition also runs in various high school age groups. The Freo Dockers Cup is played either in a one day Lightning Carnival format or a weekly round-robin competition. The special modified rules (NAB AFL Junior Rules) allow for maximum participation, enjoyment and skill development in a safe environment. The emphasis should always be on playing safe fun rather than on winning. Every school that enters to participate in their local Freo Dockers Cup competition has the chance to play in a curtain raiser to a Fremantle Dockers home game at Patersons Stadium during the season.

To read more about these competitions and to register your school, please go to and click on the schools tab.