What a weekend of footy it was for the Club.

On Saturday morning our AFL Women’s program had a strong win in their first unofficial hit out against West Coast. We’ve recruited strongly in the off-season and there’s great excitement about what this group can achieve as they hit the official pre-season in June.
Then to yesterday’s win, where we had the opportunity to play on the big stage of the MCG against a proud Club in Richmond, and perform the way we did, was really pleasing. The win brings momentum which will be important as we have just five days to prepare for this Friday’s round 9 clash against the in-form Sydney Swans.
We are gearing up for a crucial clash both on and off the field, with the match holding extra significance as our annual Purple Hands Foundation Game.

Purple Hands is the Club’s charitable foundation that helps young people overcome barriers to unlock their true potential and was created so we can have a greater impact in the community we operate in.
Our programs empower young Western Australians aged 12-18 years and support them through the many complex challenges they’re facing. These challenges are varied and include factors such as; economic hardship, physical health, mental health, family dynamics and social support, social isolation, educational disadvantages and limited employment opportunities.
We have seen first-hand how the power of sport enables us to engage and connect with these young people and break down barriers.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities to help these young people realise their potential and thrive, and by donating just $10 to Purple Hands this week, you will be helping us create a future where no young person is left behind.

Purple Hands relies heavily on the generosity of the WA community to fund and grow its programs, so I thank you in advance if you are able to offer your support.
We will also be selling light-up purple wristbands for $10, with all proceeds going to the Purple Hands Foundation, so look out for the volunteers as you enter the Stadium, so you can show everyone you have supported your Club’s charity.

Transperth Event Bus Information

I acknowledge that Friday night footy comes with its challenges for our fans in terms of getting to and from Optus Stadium.
Transperth’s regular peak period services mean there are no suburban event bus services before the game.
For those who normally catch an event bus on game day, please plan your journey into the Stadium on Friday night using the train lines.
That extra effort you make to get to the ground is appreciated and will no doubt come in handy when our Purple Army is in full voice come bounce down.
You will still have access to free transport before and after the game and all suburban event buses resume as normal following the game.
For the most up-to-date travel information, use the JourneyPlanner, call 13 62 13 or download the Transperth app to find out the easiest way to travel.
It’s a big few weeks ahead, and we can’t wait to make our Freo family proud – both on and off the field.
Thank you for everything you do for our Club.
Simon Garlick
CEO, Fremantle Dockers.