Fremantle Dockers Matt de Boer and David Mundy presented a $10,000 donation to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief fund to assist the victims of the Yarloop and Waronna bushfires.

The donation was made as part of the AFL Players Association ‘Players Care’ fund, and de Boer said the cause was easy to support.

“The fires through Yarloop and Waroona were quite significant, and we felt it would be good to react quickly,” he said.

“So if we can help in some small way, we’re more than happy to.”

De Boer said the effects of the fire hit home for himself and his Freo teammates.

“It was pretty devastating,” he said.

“Naturally you start to think about your own home and your own family.

“We’ve all got homes to come home to and families that we care for.”

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Jennifer Smith accepted the donation on behalf of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief fund, and said the support had been overwhelming.

“It’s amazing how everyone in Western Australia has got behind this appeal,” Smith said.

“Seeing the players today and seeing what they can for the people in Yarloop and Waroona.

“No doubt it will make them very pleased."

Fremantle will hold bushfire appeal games for NAB Challenge games against Richmond at Rushton Park in Mandurah, and against Adelaide at Sounness Park in Mount Barker.

Tickets have been provided to the local shires of Harvey and Esperance to distribute to fire affected victims and donations can be made at the gate on game day. 


Fremantle v Richmond
Friday 19 February
Rushton Park, Mandurah

Fremantle v Adelaide
Sunday 28 February
Sounness Park, Mt Barker