The Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Dockers, is a professional Australian rules football team that competes in the Australian Football League. It was founded in 1994 in honour of the rich footballing history associated with the Western Australian port city of Fremantle, entered the AFL the following year, making it the second team from the state after the West Coast Eagles to be admitted to the competition. Based at Fremantle Oval, the club's training facilities and administrative headquarters are now located nearby at Cockburn ARC in Cockburn Central; the club's guernsey is white. High-profile players since the club's inception include six time All-Australian Matthew Pavlich, dual Brownlow Medal winner Nat Fyfe, the league's former all-time tallest player Aaron Sandilands. Captained by Fyfe, the club is coached by Justin Longmuir, who replaced Ross Lyon at the end of the 2019 home-and-away season. Fremantle is one of only three active AFL clubs that has not won a premiership, however it did win the minor premiership in 2015, reached the 2013 AFL Grand Final which it lost to Hawthorn.
Fremantle has had a team in the AFL Women's league since its inception in 2017. They are captained by Kara Antonio; the port city of Fremantle has long been a stronghold of Australian rules football in Western Australia, hosting the state's first game in 1881. The East Fremantle and South Fremantle Football Clubs dominated the early years of the West Australian Football League, winning 24 of the first 34 premierships. Since 1897, Fremantle Oval has been the main venue for Australian rules football matches in the city; until the opening of Perth Stadium in 2018, the record attendance for an Australian rules football game in Western Australia stood at 52,781 at for the 1979 WANFL Grand Final between East Fremantle and South Fremantle at Subiaco Oval. Champion players who forged careers playing for Fremantle-based clubs include, among many others, Steve Marsh, Jack Sheedy, John Todd, George Doig, William Truscott and Bernie Naylor. Negotiations between East Fremantle and South Fremantle to enter into the VFL as a merged club began in 1987.
However, due to an exclusive rights clause granted to the West Coast Eagles this would be impossible until the end of the 1992 season. Further applications were made by the clubs to join but their model was out of favour with the West Australian Football Commission; the AFL announced on 14 December 1993 that a new team, to be based in Fremantle, would enter the league in 1995, with the tentative name of "Fremantle Sharks." The licence cost $4 million. The names "Fremantle Football Club", "Fremantle Dockers" and the club colours of purple, red and white were announced on 21 July 1994; the decision to base the new club in Fremantle was due to the long association of Australian rules football in Fremantle. However, it was not represented in a national club competition until 1995, eight years after the first expansion of the Victorian Football League into Western Australia in 1987 with the creation of the West Coast Eagles, their first training session was held on 31 October 1994 at Fremantle Oval.
The team endured some tough years near the bottom of the premiership ladder, until they finished fifth after the home and away rounds in 2003 and made the finals for the first time. The elimination final against eighth-placed Essendon at Subiaco Oval was the club's biggest game, but ended in disappointment for the home team, with the finals experience of Essendon proving too strong for the young team, they missed making the finals in the following two seasons, finishing both years with 11 wins, 11 losses and only 1 game outside the top eight. After an average first half to the 2006 AFL season, Fremantle finished the year with a club-record nine straight wins to earn themselves third position at the end of the home and away season with a club-best 15 wins. In the qualifying final against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium, the Dockers led for the first three-quarters before being overrun by the Crows; the following week saw the club win its first finals game in the semi-final against Melbourne at Subiaco Oval.
The club subsequently earned a trip to Sydney to play in its first preliminary final, where they lost by 35 points at ANZ Stadium to the Sydney Swans. In 2007, following Chris Connolly's resignation midway through the season, Mark Harvey, a three-time premiership player with Essendon, was appointed caretaker coach for the club. During his seven matches for 2007, Harvey coached the Dockers to three losses; the club came 11th that year, Harvey was appointed full-time coach at the end of the season. The following year saw the club slump to 14th. In Round 15, 2009, Fremantle recorded the lowest score in its history and of the 2000s, scoring only 1.7 to the Adelaide Crows' 19.16. It scored just one point in the only goal scored came in the third quarter. After finishing sixth in 2010, the club played in the finals for the first time since 2006; the team played Hawthorn at Subiaco Oval, despite being considered underdogs, went on to win by 30 points. The win came from strong performances from Luke McPharlin and Adam McPhee who limited the impact of Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge, respectively.
The team's second win in a finals match qualified them for a semi-final to be played against the Geelong Cats at the MCG the following week. In a one-sided contest, the Dockers lost by 69 points; the 2011 season saw Fremantle lose just once in the first six rounds before ending the year in 11th position after losing their final seven games. Fremantle's collapse was considered a result of a heavy injury count. In September 2011, Mark Harvey
Modern Love is the debut feature film of award winning Australian director Alex Frayne. It was independently filmed in South Australia, where the director lives and works; the team behind the film includes award winning cinematographer Nick Remy Matthews and Australian Film Institute winning sound designer Tom Heuzenroeder. Modern Love premiered at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival and progressed to dozens of other film festivals, including the Locarno Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, the Fajr Film Festival in Iran, it made its Australian screen debut at the 2007 Adelaide Film Festival, where the film was reviewed by Variety's critic Richard Kuipers who called it: "unlike anything else in the entire Australian genre catalogue." The film earned theatrical runs in Australia, in New Zealand at the Paramount Cinema in Wellington. Dominion Post film reviewer Graeme Tuckett wrote: "the best thing playing in town. No contest." John, his wife Emily, their small son Edward leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John’s inheritance – a small shack.
They find themselves in a strange back-woods rural setting…nothing is what it seems, John's behaviour becomes bizarre as he crosses paths with the unusual inhabitants of the area, some of whom he knows from a distant past. As his connections to the area are revealed, we are shown a puzzle and a tapestry of our hero and his life before he moved away. To his wife's horror we witness a man who belongs to a long lineage of disaster and mishap and rural weirdness; as the realisation sets in of what has happened, the spectre of the next-in-line, his son Edward, becomes spookily evident. Mark Constable as John Victoria Hill as Emily William Traeger as Ed Craig Behenna] as Daniel Don Barker as Old Tom Barbara West as Motel Lady Chrissie Page as Mother Michael Baldwin as Father Irene Tunis as Rosa Modern Love received harsh reviews in Australia with some critics focusing on the ambiguity of the title as well as the disorientating plot structure the film offers. Both Alex Frayne and Nick Matthews maintain the title to be valid yet neither has explained its origins at any time throughout the film's exposure to audiences.
Jake Wilson of The Age derided the film as being akin to an Australian "Tarkovsky" work, while dramaturg Phyllis-Jane Rose branded it the "darkest" film made. Frayne himself calls the film "Australian Gothic," and "like walking into a nightmare which you wish would last longer." These inclinations explain both the film's art-house success in Europe as well as its muted response in Australia. In France the film picked up the Best Foreign Film award at the ECU Festival in March 2007. In Australia the film was released by Accent Underground. In the United States the film was released by Seminal Films. 2006 Moscow International Film Festival 2006 Locarno Film Festival 2006 São Paulo International Film Festival 2006 Hof Film Festival, Germany 2006 Split New Films, Croatia 2007 Fajr Film Festival, Iran 2007 Adelaide Film Festival 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival 2007 Bradford Fantasy Film Festival 2007 ECU Film Festival, France 2007 Salento International Film Festival, Italy Modern Love grossed $549.00 at the box office in Australia.
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