East Fremantle Oval
East Fremantle Oval (officially 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.
Located inside this ground are two stands, the member's WJ (Nipper) Truscott Pavilion and the publics WG (Merv) Cowan stand. The rest of the oval is surrounded by a grass hill with "shed" style cover behind this at both goal ends.
The very long Nipper Truscott Pavilion is the sight of the members' bar, a common sight at WAFL grounds, 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 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 future of East Fremantle Oval is now in doubt, with the Sharks showing an interest in plans to move to the nearby Fremantle Oval, leaving the Moss Street ground to be redeveloped into housing. Talk of this occurring has however died down in recent months.
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