The Fremantle Dockers are one of the youngest teams in the AFL, establishing themselves 1994, closely following the 1987 debut of the West Coast Eagles. Fremantle are one of only three teams to have never won a grand final, but that has only made them hungrier. In the time since their inception, the Dockers have claimed a minor premiership and a grand final entry, losing to Hawthorn in 2013. The club has been plagued with average season results since 2016, with the retirement of longtime club icon Matthew Pavlich.
With the team’s only two Brownlow medals both going to Nat Fyfe, the Dockers’ current captain, this can be seen as a sign of hope for Fremantle and their leadership. Joining Fyfe are a wealth of All-Australian greats like David Mundy, Luke Ryan and superstar Michael Walters.
2021 Fremantle Dockers Preview
While Fremantle head coach, Justin Longmuir, has little credit to his name, in the 2020 season he did manage to bring the team to their highest final ladder position since 2015. Having played for Fremantle himself, he is sure that with a little work that he can lead them to their very first AFL Grand Final. The club hasn’t been much of a league favourite for a long time, but with each AFL season that passes, the club is learning more and more.
Fremantle have bounced in and out of the AFL ladder top 8, sitting confidently in the league’s middle. Their wins come from mid to low tier teams while their losses come from the likes of a thrashing from 2020 grand final runners up Geelong Cats and premiership favourites Melbourne Demons. A matchup against Perth rivals, West Coast, saw them sadly thumped in almost a double score, but they’re not completely out.
Part of their consistency can be owed to Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe, but also their dedicated squad. The Fremantle roster is impressive when looking at its core ingredients, with shining stars like Blake Acres, Caleb Serong and Ethan Hughes showing their worth. Now that Fremantle are understanding themselves and seeing real results, it’s not hard to see a finals season coming the way of ‘Freo’.
Fremantle Dockers TV Rights and 2021 Broadcast Guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Dockers live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Fremantle matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 Fremantle Dockers games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Bulldogs match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.
What time is the Freo Dockers game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including Fremantle games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|Sydney Swans vs Fremantle||LIVE: Sun, 25 July – 12.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fremantle vs Richmond||LIVE: Sun, 01 Aug – 5.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Dockers free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
How to watch the Fremantle Dockers live online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.
Stream the Freo Dockers Live and FREE with Kayo Sports
You can watch the Freo Dockers with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all Freo Dockers games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Watch the Freo Dockers with Foxtel
Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the Freo Dockers online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Stream the Freo Dockers games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the Freo Dockers on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch the Freo Dockers on Free To Air
Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Freo game from every round.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
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Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021