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FREO BLOGGER REFUSED ENTRY TO FREMANTLE OVAL DOCKERS WOMEN GAME

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, football, fremantle dockers, fremantle oval, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2020

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I thought it would be nice to take some photos of the community ambience at the first AFLW Fremantle Dockers women’s game at Fremantle Oval today, but was refused entry because one of my lenses, a 300mm, was deemed too long in focal length without receiving AFL approval to use it.

All I wanted to do is a nice series of photos of people enjoying themselves, the new chill out deck, that is sponsored by the City of Fremantle, and some footy action, but alas I was not allowed to do so and returned home. That’s disappointing.

Roel Loopers

 

SO MUCH ON OFFER IN FREO TODAY!

 

Harbour Sundays

 

It’s going to be busy in gorgeous Fremantle today, with something on offer for everyone.

The St Jerome Laneway Festival is on the Esplanade from 10am till 9pm, and the first game of the season is on for the women Fremantle Dockers footy team against Geelong at Fremantle Oval. This is a free event!

At the Fremantle Arts Centre the free courtyard music session is on from 2-4pm with Harry James Angus, and there are some very good new art exhibitions on show as well.

From 4pm it is time to head out to Victoria Quay for  the free Sunset Dub Club and Food Trucks at B Shed with DJ’s, food, bar, silent disco for the kids, etc.

And just down the road at the Maritime Museum is the also free Harbour Sundays music event from 4pm. Both events are great to also watch the sunset and the activities in the port.

The sun is out, the humidity gone, so enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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LOUNGEROOM COMFORT AT FREMANTLE DOCKERS WOMEN GAMES

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, community, football, fremantle dockers, sport, Uncategorized, women by freoview on February 8, 2020

 

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The City of Fremantle has partnered with the Fremantle Dockers to create a very comfy new fan experience at AFLW games at Fremantle Oval this season.

The Visit Fremantle Chillout Deck will give Freo supporters the chance to lay back on artificial lawn and lounge furniture while enjoying the best seat in the house on the raised and shaded deck at the southern end of the oval. 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on the deck, with exclusive giveaways on offer for some lucky Freo fans.

There will also be free icy poles for the kids, face painting, giant Jenga and other lawn games on offer.

Entry to all AFLW games at Fremantle Oval this season is free, but access to the deck is first-come first-in and capacity is limited, so fans are advised to arrive early to secure their spot.

The female Dockers had a great season last year, with six wins from seven games, so we can expect a great game this Sunday.

The Visit Fremantle Chillout Deck kicks off this Sunday, when Fremantle take on Geelong in their first game of the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s competition. Gates open at 1.10pm.

The car park inside Fremantle Oval, car park 16 on Parry Street and the Cappuccino Strip car park on South Terrace will be closed to the general public.

Fremantle’s other AFLW matches at Fremantle Oval this season are against Collingwood on 22 February, Brisbane on 8 March and Melbourne on 22 March.

I’ll see you all there!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE LANEWAY FEST ON SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, concerts, muslim, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2020

 

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The St Jerome Laneway Festival is on this Sunday from 10am till 9pm, so it will be busy in good old Freo, because the Fremantle Dockers women AFL team will play their first game of the season at Fremantle Oval as well, so be prepared for having to look for parking spots and traffic restrictions in the far west end of town.

And for those who want to jump the fence and get a free concert on Sunday, be aware that you will be prosecuted and end up before court.

Roel Loopers

 

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RESPECT CREATES A BETTER COMMUNITY

 

There is a lot of hypocrisy gong on in the mainstream media and from politicians in the wake of the white supremacist terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques.

Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to play the blame game about irresponsible social media without taken responsibility for their own contributions.

Mainstream media has moved so far right that it is not funny, with the West Australian newspaper becoming the mouthpiece for the Liberal/National Federal government and right-wing  columns by  Andrew Bolt, Paul Murray, Gemma Tognini and others.

Federal politicians have been engaging in fear mongering about Muslims and refugees, while the ultimate hypocrites must be Sunrise which puts Pauline Hanson on a weekly panel to sprout her racist nonsense, but suddenly attack her for those views after the Christchurch massacre.

There is no doubt though that social media has created a terribly negative community conversation that spreads hatred, ignorance, racism, innuendo, conspiracy and name-calling and where all respect for people with a different view point has disappeared, and that also happens on a local level here in Fremantle.

I want to believe that Australia is better than that! I want to believe that we are still the fair-go and tolerant multicultural country, where every law abiding person from all over the world can make a new home and where we welcome those who need a safe haven away from war, violence and abuse.

But we all need to be more aware of what we are writing on social media and try not to engage so dismissively and angrily when we don’t agree with posts of others, and the mainstream media needs to start to be more considerate and respectful as well and understand how damaging sensationalist reporting can be to individuals. The Jesse Hogan story of the Fremantle Dockers is such a case. This young man does have a mental health issue and he does not need to be humiliated in the media for that. Leave him alone and let him heal!

We should all take a lesson from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. What empathy and compassion, what dignity, strength and integrity, and what outstanding leadership!

Roel Loopers

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FREE PARKING FOR FEMALE FREMANTLE DOCKERS GAMES?

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, fremantle dockers, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2019

 

There are a lot of people around who have easy, but often very unrealistic, solutions for just about everything.

A letter in today’s West Australian by R.Correla of Beaconsfield fits in that category.

Correla writes that the City of Fremantle should provide free parking one hour before and three hours after the Fremantle Dockers women’s team games at Fremantle Oval.

But those games are on weekends when Fremantle is at its busiest and where the lack of inner city parking is often complained about. Parking fees are also a substantial source of income for the City and council rates would need to be increased if more free parking were to be provided.

It is also quite insulting from R.Correla to say Fremantle needs more smart people on council, and not a minority who are only about themselves. Fremantle Council is far from perfect, but the elected members do their best to make the right decisions for our community.

May I suggest to R.Correla to actually attend and observe council meetings. It’s always good to be informed first hand, rather than making ignorant assumptions and accusations.

Roel Loopers

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LANEWAY FESTIVAL AND FEMALE FOOTY FOR BUSY FREO SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, concert, entertainment, laneway festival, music, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2019

 

Laneway Festival

 

It is going to be a very busy Sunday in the Fremantle CBD with the Laneway Festival kicking off on the Esplanade from 11am till 10pm and the Freo Dockers AFL footy women playing at Fremantle Oval from 3pm.

While the footy is for free the concert on the Esplanade is $ 145.00 per person, with the following line up of great music:

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courtney barnett…and in alphabetical order:

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Baker Boy – CAMP COPE – Carla Geneve – Clairo – Cosmo’s Midnight – DJDS – G Flip – Jon Hopkins – KIAN – Masego Music – METHYL ETHEL – Middle Kids – Parquet Courts – Ravyn Lenae – Rex Orange County – The Smith Street Band – 
Smino – What So Not – Yellow Days.

Have a brilliant Freo Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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DOCKERS WOMEN PLAY AT FREMANTLE OVAL ON SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, football, fremantle dockers, fremantle oval, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 8, 2019

 

Dockers women game

 

The first game of the season for the female Fremantle Dockers team last week was a huge success and a big win for our ladies, so head out to Fremantle Oval this Sunday to support them when they play Collingwood.

Entry is free and the game starts just after 3pm, so let’s create a big crowd of supporters!

Roel Loopers

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HUGE CROWDS AT WEST COAST EAGLES CELEBRATION

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, football, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2018

 

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I know there are a lot of West Coast Eagles footy fans in Fremantle, even when some Dockers supporters believe that one needs to hate the Weagles when one loves the Dockers.

So I hopped on the train to Langley Park in Perth to get a glimpse of the celebrations of the new AFL premiers, who did not end up with the wooden spoon.

Thousands made the long pilgrimage from  the Esplanade train station to the far east end of Langley Park and the queues to get the very first and freshly printed Premiers merchandise were huge already at 12.30 pm as these photos show.

I am not a big fan of big crowds so hopped back on the train and did not wait for the team to arrive.

Go the Eagles!! I hope the premiership of their local rivals inspires the insipid Dockers.

Roel Loopers

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COME PLAY WITH THE FREO DOCKERS, KIDS!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2018

 

Nighthoops Aug 22

 

NIGHT HOOPS is having a very special event in Fremantle this coming Wednesday August 22 at the Hilton PCYC.

Come play a game of basketball and other games with Fremantle Dockers players between 4.30-6pm and enjoy a sausage sizzle as well.

Roel Loopers

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