WAFL South Fremantle Feature: die-hard Dogs fans ready for round 1


Die-hard Bulldogs fans Patrick Mirosevich and Russell Fletcher. Picture: Jon Hewson         d465666
Die-hard Bulldogs fans Patrick Mirosevich and Russell Fletcher. Picture: Jon Hewson         d465666

YOU can bet your bottom dollar Russell Fletcher will be at Fremantle Oval on March 18 for round 1 of the 2017 WAFL season.

Mr Fletcher is a die-hard South Fremantle supporter and for him the WAFL remains one of the best kept secrets in WA sport.

“It’s a hidden treasure,” he said.

“You walk in to games whenever you want. You can get a seat. You can listen to the coaches at the breaks.

“It’s a great treat to be able to stand on the ground next to former or up-and-coming AFL players at the breaks. You can go to the bar, grab a drink and catch up with old friends.”

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Mr Fletcher said he preferred the WAFL’s laid-back game-day experience to the hustle and bustle of a trip to watch an AFL match.

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His loyalty to the club – where he is also a sponsor – is so strong that he said he would prefer a Bulldogs premiership over a breakthrough grand final win for the Fremantle Dockers, where he was a foundation member.

Much of that, he said, comes from the nostalgia of childhood afternoons spent with family at Bulldogs games.