Main content
United by Purple

Open training wrap and gallery

Young Freo fan Liam Chandler enjoyed a day out at open training as a training assistant. Liam Chandler got to be the open training assistant at today's open training session.

There was an extra energy at Fremantle training at Victor George Kailis Oval on Wednesday, with more than 2000 Freo fans flocking to open training.

The fans were treated to a special session as leaders Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands took the reins from the coaching group and put their teammates through their paces.

Buy one adult, get two juniors free when Freo take on Port Adelaide!

Fyfe and Sandilands, who are both currently rehabbing from injury, didn’t hold back and ensured that the group was put to test.


Fremantle youth member Liam Chandler, 10, was called upon as Fremantle’s ‘training assistant’, helping organise the drills and holding the board for Fyfe and Sandilands as they ran through each activity.

The players also wore their purple ‘home’ Indigenous jumpers that they will run out in on Sunday against Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium. The game will be celebrated as the 2018 NAIDOC game, presented by Woodside.

The school holiday session wrapped up with a goal-kicking competition, with brothers Bradley and Stephen Hill doing a ‘school yard’ pick for their teams.

It went down to the wire with Nathan Wilson’s bending snap securing the win for Bradley’s team while Stephen’s team was tasked with picking up the footys.

At the end of the session, the players took the time to sign autographs and take selfies with the fans.

Mitch Crowden

Nathan Wilson

Tommy Sheridan

Nat Fyfe gives his orders

Brennan Cox

Ryan Nyhuis

Michael Walters

Brandon Matera

Sam Switkowski

Brady Grey

Hugh Dixon

Ed Langdon and Danyle Pearce

Adam Cerra

Lloyd Meek

Nathan Wilson

Joel Hamling

Brandon Matera

Aaron Sandilands

Bradley Hill

Nat Fyfe and Joel Hamling

Cam McCarthy

Ed Langdon

Stephen Hill

Bailey Banfield

Harley Bennell

Adam Cerra and Stephen Hill

Lloyd Meek and Sean Darcy

Scott Jones and Lloyd Meek

Liam, Fremantle's training assistant for the day

Hugh Dixon

Lachie Neale and Cam Sutcliffe

Nat Fyfe

Michael Walters

Brennan Cox signs a hat for a young fan

Adam Cerra

Ed Langdon

Mitch Crowden

Bradley Hill and Liam

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs