Former Falcon residents now South Korean diehard Dockers fans

Diehard Freo fans Jackson (13), Hunter (16), Michele, Mathew and Indi (9) Perry barrack for their team from South Korea.
Diehard Freo fans Jackson (13), Hunter (16), Michele, Mathew and Indi (9) Perry barrack for their team from South Korea.

THE Perry family left their Falcon home to live abroad a few years ago, but that has not dampened their passion for the Fremantle Dockers.

Mathew and Michele Perry and their three children will be barracking for their favourite AFL team this weekend, despite living more than 7600km away in South Korea.

“It’s really great being able to support our team from all the way over here,” Mrs Perry said.

“When we first moved to Malaysia, I felt particularly homesick when we watched the games.

“I guess because we were so used to being at the games and we love the atmosphere of the Purple Haze and love cheering for our team.

“But as the years have gone by and we have been in Singapore and South Korea, we have become used to watching from home.

“We have a subscription to AFL Live, so we are able to watch all Freo’s games live and also all the games of the round.”

Mrs Perry said they often got together with various friends who support Freo in South Korea.

“Yes there are quite a few and many other teams too,” she said.

Mrs Perry said the only thing she really misses is the media coverage, being an avid watcher of footy shows.

Mrs Perry said they still had three Dockers memberships, which their friends back in Mandurah use.

“I’m just happy to have someone in the seats cheering the boys on,” Mrs Perry said.

Mrs Perry said they would watch the grand final in Seoul.

“We have a pub there called Sam Ryans where we can watch the game,” she said.

“Cant wait; I so hope it is the Eagles and Dockers… wouldn’t that be something.”