The Fremantle Dockers are pleased to announce the contract extension of senior coach Justin Longmuir ahead of the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, securing his leadership until at least the end of the 2025 season.  

The extension, which adds one year to Longmuir’s existing term, supports the stability and consistency necessary for the football program's success.  

The move is in alignment with the Club’s dedicated approach to the strategic direction, leadership and confidence in the men’s football program.  

Following a review of the AFL program at the completion of last season, Fremantle implemented a range of changes and enhancements to the Football staffing structure and program.

These changes reinforced the Club's commitment to building a strong football department centred around Longmuir and his team, aimed at providing the best possible chance of sustained success.


Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said the contract extension was in alignment with the Club’s broader strategy.  

"We believe in what we are building here at the Fremantle Dockers," Garlick affirmed.   

"Justin embodies the coaching excellence and vision that aligns with our ambitions.  

“He has an incredible handle on the game and is passionate about teaching it in a way that resonates with and is impactful to his players.   

“We strongly believe in the program that Justin, our playing group and overall football department are embedding and driving, and the decision to extend his contract is aligned with what we believe we can achieve in the coming years and beyond.”  


Longmuir expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to continue to guide an exciting and committed playing group for another two years and is keen to see the results of everyone’s hard work this pre-season.  

"I am grateful for the continuity this brings to the team," Longmuir said.   

“The Club's support, especially through the recent alterations and additions to our Football Department, has been significant.  

“I am extremely excited by the playing group, coaching team and support staff around me, all of whom I have complete trust in.  

“This team is the most connected group I have encountered during my tenure and I am eager to see what we can achieve.  

“We are all committed to achieving success, and I'm excited to lead this talented group towards our goals.”  

Under Longmuir, Fremantle made a return to the finals in 2022 for the first time in six years, and despite missing the finals last season, the Club accelerated the development of its young talent, with four players achieving recognition in the 22Under22 team, the highest representation in the league.