The Fremantle Dockers will be known as Walyalup Football Club for all future Sir Doug Nicholls and AFLW Indigenous Round fixtures.

Fremantle proudly announced the renaming on Wednesday, stating that the choice to embrace the club and the region's roots had been made after two seasons of consultations.

The Dockers' choice to rebrand for specific rounds comes off the back of Melbourne being renamed Naarm for their respective clashes during the 2022 AFL and AFLW seasons.

In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Dockers CEO Simon Garlick explained the title's bounds, stating that "Walyalup is the Noongar country in and around Fremantle".

The renaming was aided by conversations with the club's RAP Working and Advisory Groups and was unveiled behind a brand-new logo, designed by former Docker and current NGA Coach Roger Hayden.

“I'm really proud of Fremantle's history, we've always had a strong culture of representing Indigenous players and who we are as a Club and I think this continues with what we're doing now to rebrand as the Walyalup Football Club,” Hayden said.

“It's about sharing our culture to the wider community, it's fantastic and I'm really looking forward to seeing this unfold throughout the year and how it goes in the future.”

Hayden's design is buttressed by Wargyl, a snake or rainbow serpent recognised by the Noongar people as the 'giver of life', and Yondock, the ancestral crocodile that "travelled between the North and Noongar Country during the Dreamtime".

The logo will take pride of place on Justin Longmuir's polo during the Dockers' pair of Sir Doug Nicholls Round clashes, as well as on the 2023 Indigenous jumper to be designed by defender Alex Pearce.

Walyalup will do battle with Naarm (MCG) and Geelong (Optus Stadium) in their pair of themed clashes scheduled between Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2023 AFL season.