Match Day Info – Round 1
SOUTH Fremantle opens its 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season this Saturday against Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval with a twilight start time for the league clash of 4.15pm.
The Bulldogs and Lions finished in the top two positions at the end of last year's home and away season before meeting in the second semi-final, and Saturday's clash is sure to be an exciting way to start the 2017 season for both clubs.
It will be the first of a four-game twilight start time trial by the Bulldogs. We are hoping all South Fremantle supporters and members enjoy the chance to either spend the day in Fremantle and cap it off by watching us play, or make a start to their night in the port by heading down to watch the action at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
MATCH DAY INFO
SOUTH FREMANTLE v SUBIACO
Saturday March 18, 4.15pm
Fremantle Community Bank Oval
8.30am – Main gate opens
9.00am – 16s game bouncedown
10.00am – Public bar opens
10.30am – Merchandise area opens
11.00am – Colts game bouncedown
1.30pm – Reserves game bouncedown
3.00pm – President's Function commences
4.15pm – League game bouncedown
4.45pm – McDonald's Melville Burger Bar Kid Zone quarter-time activities
5.25pm – McDonald's Melville Burger Bar Kid Zone half-time activities
6.15pm – McDonald's Melville Burger Bar Kid Zone three quarter-time activities
7.00pm – League game concludes
8.00pm – Post-match awards commence
Purchase from the main gate on game day. Main gate located at the corner of Parry St and William St in Fremantle. Adult Tickets $15. Concession Tickets $12. Under 16s Free.
Nearest Bus Stop is on South Terrace. Buses 511, 513, 520, 530, 531, 532, 825, 920, 998 and 999 stop a two-minute walk from the main gate.
Nearest Train Station is Fremantle Station. Fremantle Line Train stops at Fremantle station every 15 minutes on game day which is an eight-minute walk from the main gate.
Numerous parking areas are in close proximity to the ground including parking areas on Parry St and multi-level parking on Henderson St.
Please note parking inside the ground is limited to players and support staff on match days.
FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
WAFL footy is still family friendly fun. Everyone is welcome onto Fremantle Community Bank Oval at the quarter breaks and during half-time. Feel free to have a kick on field during the breaks or listen to the coaches quarter-time addresses. Please remember to give distance around team huddles and stay out of the centre square of the ground.
McDONALD'S MELVILLE – BURGER BAR KID ZONE
McDonald's Melville Burger Bar are the proud match-day entertainment partners for on-ground activities for this match. Be sure to visit the Kid Zone that will be located on the oval near the goals at the hospital end of Fremantle Community Bank Oval. A number of competitions will take place and are open to children of all ages:
Half-time: Obstacle course
Three quarter-time: Kicking
PRE-MATCH AT THE NORFOLK HOTEL
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal or drink before any game this season, visit proud official partner The Norfolk Hotel. Situated just across from Fremantle Community Bank Oval with great food and drinks available, stop in there before coming along to cheering on the Mighty Red V.
POST-MATCH AT THE ESPLANADE HOTEL
Be sure to get down to another proud official partner, the Esplanade Hotel following the game where all South Fremantle members receive a 20 per cent discount on their food purchases at any of the fine eateries at the venue. It is one of the finest establishments in WA so to treat yourself to a visit and then just show your membership card for the discount. With a variety of different eateries, make the Esplanade Hotel your post-match spot to enjoy the night in Fremantle.
Located inside the public bar, the friendly team at the merchandise stand can supply you with jumpers, beanies, scarves and all sorts of Bulldogs gear. Merchandise area is open from 10.30am until three quarter-time of the league game.
A number of food options and street van outlets are available to fans at Fremantle Community Bank Oval:
JD's Fast Foods: Located inside the ground next to the main gates, this van serves a wide variety of hot food, cold drinks and snacks.
Cappuccino Xpress: Located in front of the Victoria Pavilion, grab your range coffees and hot drinks from early in the day into the evening.
New York Hot Dog: Located in front of the Victoria Pavilion, this street van serves a variety of differing gourmet hot dogs to suit all tastes.
South Fremantle Canteen: Located at the bar in the public area of the club, the canteen sells traditional footy food including hot chips, burgers and cold drinks.
PUBLIC BAR & TAB FACILITIES
The public bar is open to all with the entrance through the main doors to the South Fremantle club rooms. TAB facilities are located within the public area of the main bar. Bar opens at 10am.
PRESIDENT'S LUNCH FUNCTION
The President's function is sponsored by Major Partners Fremantle Community Bank and Metwest Steel and will be a cocktail style event with food and drink enjoyed leading up to the league game.
Tickets to the President's Function cost $45 and can be purchased by calling the club. This includes entry to the match, reserved seating, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks, a Football Budget and access to the special guests. The function commences at 3.00pm.
FOLLOW THE GAME
Visit www.wafl.com.au or download the WAFL App to stay up to date with all the action on game day including live stats and a radio broadcast. Alternatively stay tuned to all of South Fremantle's social media accounts to follow all the happenings.
Follow the South Fremantle Football Club on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for all your updates, news, informational and photos during the day. Find us on Facebook at @southfremantlefc or at @SFFCBulldogs everywhere else and don't forget to use the hashtag #BewareoftheBulldog.
GAME DAY COMPETITION
By engaging through the club's social media networks you can win on Saturday. The best post or share through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during the game will win a $50 voucher to dine at the club's official partner, Bistro Bellavista.