East Fremantle Oval
East Fremantle Oval (commercially known as New Choice Homes Park) is home of the East Fremantle Football Club and is located in the Club's heartland of suburban East Fremantle.
The ground features two grandstands, the member's WJ Truscott Pavilion and the WG Cowan stand which is available for the public. The rest of the oval is surrounded by a grass hill with a "shed" style cover behind the hills at both goal ends.
The Nipper Truscott Pavilion is a long structure and includes the members' bar, corporate facilities and plastic seating for the members. The Merv Cowan Stand is filled with wooden benches and is a popular place for the away supporters to watch the WAFL action. The ground also caters for the "die hard" supporters with covered terracing behind the goals at the Southern End.
Supporters of the Fremantle Football Club would have fond memories of the ground, as it was the sight of the Dockers' first official AFL game, a practice match against Essendon on the 11th of February with Freo coming out on top by 50 points. The Dockers' much maligned theme song was also played for the first time at this ground on the same day.
The Richmond Raceway used to be located adjacent to East Fremantle Oval, hosting harness racing for 63 years, but was closed in the late 1980's and demolished in 1991 to make way for a housing estate. While the future of East Fremantle Oval had been in some doubt in more recent times, with the Sharks showing interest in moving to the nearby Fremantle Oval, leaving the Moss Street ground to be redeveloped into housing. However, its future is now secure with a redevelopment of the ground to commence in 2023.
East Fremantle Oval Details