Sport

Your Summer of Cricket LIVE

Ball & Chain presents your Summer of cricket live and loud in Fremantle. Watch the 2017/18 Ashes and the Big Bash League games live with big screens inside and outside all summer long. Starts 23 November 2017. Ashes starts 23 November Big Bash League starts 9 December Visit www.hotelesplanadefremantle.com/cricket for all fixture dates and times.

BIKE tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hours bike tour. Get an insight into the local spots, our rich past, vibrant present and exciting future! Our cruisy pace means that we can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and tips on the best spots for you to truly enjoy the best Freo has to offer. Tours include use of bike, helmet, a lovely local guide as well as a coffee along the way.  You will experience the rich history of our port city, from our 40,000 years of…

Beach Yoga @ South Beach

Join us for yoga by the beach!  This year we will be at South Beach, South Fremantle on Saturdays and Sundays and Leighton Beach on Saturdays. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! South Beach classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe.  Leighton Beach classes are located next to the Orange Box Cafe, North Fremantle.…

Beach Yoga @ Leighton Beach

Join us for yoga by the beach!  This year we will be at Leighton Beach on Saturdays and South Beach, South Fremantle on Saturdays and Sundays. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Leighton Beach classes are located next to the Orange Box Cafe, North Fremantle. South Beach classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe. …

HBF Fitness @ Frank Gibson Park

This season, we have beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions running at Frank Gibson Park, commencing October 17 on Tuesdays (5:30pm-6:30pm) and Saturdays (7:30am-8:30am) until December 9. HBF Fitness is for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Join a HBF Fitness program that's right for you and start to feel part of something bigger.  HBF members are entitled to register and attend these sessions for free. Non-HBF members will be required to pay a fee of $120 (inc GST) to attend the sessions. Once registered, you can attend as many sessions and locations as you wish for that eight-week block.   You can find more information about each level at https://hbffitness.com.au/programs/  

MSWA Ocean Ride 2017

The MSWA Ocean Ride is a unique cycling event that follows WA’s beautiful coastline, from Fremantle to Hillarys.  With five ride distances to choose from, there is something to suit all ages and capabilities. Routes include; ·         10km Family Ride  ·         30km Ride ·         50km Ride ·         70km Challenge ·         100km Challenge - New For more information, to register for the event or to volunteer, see www.mswaoceanride.org.au MSWA provides vital support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia. The money we raise through our fundraising efforts goes directly to providing a range of support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia.

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kiteboard Race

Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle Australia’s favourite kiteboard race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, returns on 9 December and you can be a part of the fun by heading down to the beach to cheer in the 140 competitors as they race to shore. Now in its 8th year, the race is a ‘must do’ for serious kiters who take on the 19km open ocean course from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Records were broken last year when winner, Frenchman Nico Parlier, completed the race in just 19 minutes and three seconds, shaving more than three minutes off Englishman Olly Bridge’s previous record. In good conditions the kiteboarders will be faster than the Rottnest Express ferries so we recommend getting to the beach in plenty of time to enjoy the party and live commentary and see the winners receive their trophies. There’s more than $9000 in prizemoney up for grabs. Look out for the Red Bull wig wams on the beach. What: 140 kiteboarders will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach. The event is made possible thanks to Tourism Western Australia, Red Bull, Fremantle Sailing Club, WAKSA, Rottnest Express and Channel 9 Perth. Who: World ranked international kite surfers will compete alongside local, national and international entrants and past winners. When: Saturday 9 December. Entertainment commences from 2pm, Racers depart Rottnest at approx 2.30pm and the fastest competitors are set to arrive at the finish line from approximately 2.50pm, depending on weather conditions. (if wind conditions are not favourable the race will be held on Sunday 4 December – check the website or Facebook event on the day) Where: Leighton Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle. Catch the train to the North Fremantle station, bike or park. Cost: Free for spectators. To enter, visit the website for info Contact: www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au / tim.turner@yjs.com.au Video link: https://vimeo.com/194920602

2017 International 420 Class World Championships

Once again, the world stage comes to Fremantle later this year as THE FREMANTLE SAILING CLUB get set to host the 2017 International 420 Class World Championships from 26 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. This will add to an exciting summer of on-water action for Fremantle Sailing Club and the City of Fremantle. This 8-day regatta will attract the best of the best in the class from around the world. The International 420 Class Dinghy is the youth development boat in 43 countries from around the World.  Despite the emergence of newer commercial driven classes, the 420 is the world's top 2-person youth performance training…

Calamari Classic

The Calamari Classic is a fishing competition with cash & prizes on offer. Its held on Saturday March 10th 2018 and is open to land based, kayak and boat anglers. After fishing from 8am, fishos all meet at 4pm to weigh in there catch for a chance at the prize pool. This is followed by a  huge party with your dinner included and a live band.... www.calamariclassic.com.au for full details

What lies behind

Pop quiz question: Where can you get a black pearl, a nose ring, a Nepalese tunic, a kebab, some collectable vinyl, some artwork from a pop-up gallery, painted nails and a Thai massage, all within paces of an easy park? Hard-core fossickers will tell you that rewards like this abound in the warren-like malls and arcades of Fremantle. No chain store ennui here. Some fiercely individual businesses – many of them operating for more than a decade – have made their homes in the eclectic patch around Paddy Troy Mall and Fremantle Malls (the alley off William Street near Kings Square). Emporium-styleJoynt Venture has moved premises a few times (from the Freo markets to a bolt hole in the piazza to the roomy premises it now occupies) keeping loyal customers on their toes. But they’re happily tucked away off Paddy Troy Mall and, after 40 years of trade, they’re the go-to place for everything from heavy metal and punk tees to hair colour, sunglasses, body jewellery, posters and coloured contact lenses. Street smartDuring the week there’s easy parking around Paddy Troy mall, and the vibe is relaxed; fine conditions for investigating the offerings at Wear 2, the business whose urban gear has been bridging the vintage, surf and skate cultures for seven years. Think tees, footwear, and hats, with clearance items sourced from the US and elsewhere. Bike bitsCaptain Walkers Cycles is a tucked away cyclists Mecca; a destination store with a loyal following, this one for lovers of hip bikes (plus parts and personable service) without the intimidating attitude. Hard-core fossickers will tell you that rewards like this abound in the warren-like malls and arcades of Fremantle. No chain store ennui here.  BlingAround the corner on William Street, Fremantle Opals’ slick display and service shows why it’s won the Fremantle Chamber’s Retail Excellence Award for two years running. They’ve got jewel-coloured opals from around Australia and pearls from the north, set in all imaginable ways – rings, earrings, cufflinks and pendants. Not belly bars or ear lobe rings, though. That’s more the domain of The Piercing Places across the mall. And what you can’t find in body bling here is probably not worth having. Funky threadsHarking back to the Kathmandu style first made fashionable in the 1970s? Nomad Gnome in Fremantle Malls has the solution in full technicolour. Drop-crutch pants, jackets, dresses and skirts in cheerful colours and prints are made to order in Nepal, for folks who like to dress in a way that’s not dictated by this season’s trends. Spun tunesFurther down the mall, Junction Records offers great fossicking potential, with its shop full of new and second hand vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Having been around for 20 years, they’ve witnessed the ever-evolving music scene and have lived to see the rise (again) of vinyl, and the changes in music buying habits. Specialists in classic rock and psychedelic music, they’ve got plenty for the dedicated flicker-through. RefreshmentWhen it’s time to get off the feet, Parlapa will be cooking up an authentic Italian lunch, and The Federal Hotel will be standing by to quench your thirst. And all without leaving this one compact patch of off-strip Freo.


Sport

What’s on in Freo today? Check our listings pages for details of sporting events in Fremantle from the local AFL footy team, sailing classics, sporting clubs, annual Tour de Perth and charity fun runs.