It's the West Australian teams first AFL Women's finals appearance after three seasons, having previously finished seventh in both 2017 and 2018. 

However, despite their lack of experience in finals with only three clubs having experienced it previously, midfielder Stephanie Cain says that it just feels like a regular game. 

"It just feels like another game so we're really excited to get out there and should be an exciting clash for the finals series," she said. 

"Walking into the club it didn't feel like it was a finals game, which is a good thing about it. 

"I think the message from Trent (Cooper) has been that we've kind of been on this finals journey for the past few weeks."

Since their loss to Adelaide in round four, Fremantle couldn't afford any missteps in their three remaining matches, they had to win as many games as possible to clinch second. 

They did just that.

Despite the Dockers finishing with a 6-1 record, they have to hit the road for a preliminary final showdown against Carlton (4-3).

Cain, who has been with Fremantle since the inaugural season says if they are able to get the win over the Blues, it would fulfil what they've been working towards.

"It's massive, it's obviously the reason why you play footy to win the shiny cup at the end and it would be pretty significant for us to get there," Cain said.

"Hopefully we can win on the weekend and see ourselves in the final next week." 

While there has been a change in personnel with Cooper, Kate Starr and Darryn Fry coming into the squad, there have also been additions to the side which have helped the team grow.

"I think the 12 new players that we drafted have all worked hard, want to be here and have shown they want to be part of this process and have been pushing and driving everyone else to improve as well,"

"Our senior players, I guess myself and the other girls who have been here for a number of years...we know how each other work, we get, we get along and it's been a good vibe since day one.

"Everyone just loves being a part of the environment Fremantle has made."


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The side will be hoping Sabreena Duffy will pass a fitness test after suffering an ankle injury against North Melbourne last Sunday.

In positive news midfielder Dana Hooker was cleared of any damage after suffering a corked quad and is expected to play on Saturday.