West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers to play AFL pre-season games in Joondalup and Mandurah

The Eagles last played at Arena Joondalup in 2014 against the Dockers. Picture: Dan White
The Eagles last played at Arena Joondalup in 2014 against the Dockers. Picture: Dan White

THE West Coast Eagles return to Joondalup and the Fremantle Dockers head to Mandurah for pre-season clashes next year.

Fixtures have been announced for the AFL’s warm-up competition with the Eagles playing games at Unley Oval in Adelaide, Arena Joondalup and Subiaco Oval.

The Eagles last played at Arena Joondalup in 2014 against the Dockers, drawing more than 10,000 spectators.

And the Subiaco Oval clash could give WA fans the chance to see Eagles legend John Worsfold as Essendon coach for the first time when the Eagles face the Bombers on March 13.

The Dockers will not have to leave WA with matches scheduled for Rushton Park, Sounness Park in Mt Barker and Subiaco Oval.

The pre-season hitouts begin on February 18.

Dockers pre-season fixture:

Friday Feb 19 v Richmond – Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah

Sunday Feb 28 v Adelaide – Sounness Park, Mount Barker

Saturday Mar 12 v Geelong – Subiaco Oval

Eagles pre-season fixture:

Sunday Feb 21 v Adelaide – Unley Oval, Adelaide

Thursday Mar 3 v Gold Coast – HBF Arena, Joondalup

Sunday Mar 13 v Essendon – Subiaco Oval