Fremantle will add a bit more purple to their on-field wardrobe in 2022, with the purple Club guernsey to be worn with white shorts for all away games where there is no major clash with opposition colours.
Players will still don a white strip for away games where there is a clash against sides like Richmond and Port Adelaide.
The Club introduced the all-purple home and all-white clash strips back in 2011 and the last time fans saw the purple jumper worn with white shorts was in round 14 against Geelong in 2013.
Since then the Club adopted wearing the all-white clash strip for their away games, including the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final when the Club elected to play in all white.
Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick believes fans resonate with the purple and this was a big factor in the Club making the decision to introduce the colour on away trips in 2022.
“Since 1995 we’ve proudly identified with purple as our primary colour and this decision allows us to show this pride more often,” Garlick said.
“Our purple chevron jumper shouldn’t just be how we present ourselves to our WA fans, it should be worn across Australia as often as possible.
“With this change, our purple strip will become our primary jumper and we will wear a clash jumper when required.”
Garlick was also acknowledged that the Club will continue the tradition of allowing fans to celebrate Freo’s coloured jumper history.
“We also recognise the incredible response from the Club’s retro round and we will once again dedicate an entire round in 2022 to pay homage to our history, by bringing back a jumper from our early years.”