Subiaco will kick their season against the Bulldogs at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Saturday.
The two finals contenders have been competitive rivals over recent years and this will likely continue. Both sides were unbeaten in their pre-season clashes.
Jarrad Schofield and the Subiaco coaching staff have a big week ahead of them as they narrow down the best 22. The Lions have rounded out their pre-season strongly and have an almost full strength squad heading into Round One.
South Fremantle add firepower with ex-Essendon Corey Dell’Olio returning from a ban handed down by ASADA in 2016. They also gain the services of Jermaine Miller-Lewis, Jarrod Garlett and Jake Solomon.
In 2016 the Bulldogs and the Lions were the two highest scoring teams in the competition. South Freo were scoring an average of 91 a game whilst Subi were scoring at 89.9 points a game.
Subiaco were the stingiest defence in 2016 conceding just 63.5 points a game.
Subiaco have had South Fremantle’s measure over the last couple of seasons. The two clubs have provided a host of blockbusters but the Lions have won the last six against the Bulldogs, a streak that edges closer to the club record of nine consecutive wins from 1993-1996.
THE LAST TIME THEY MET
Subiaco demolished the Dogs in the 2nd Semi Final (2016) at Leederville Oval 14.12 96 to 9.2 56. The win put Subi into their third consecutive Grand Final, the loss sent the Dogs onto a straight set exit in the ’16 WAFL Finals Series against Peel.
MATCH DAY INFO
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
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.
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: Quarter-time: Handball Half-time: Obstacle course Three quarter-time: Kicking
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
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 Subiaco's social media accounts to follow all the happenings.