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VC winner is Dockers new No1 ticket holder
Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith. Pic: Supplied

Perth-born Victoria Cross winner Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith is the Fremantle Dockers' new No1 ticket holder.

Cpl Roberts-Smith, a member of the SAS, was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2011 for his actions on duty in Afghanistan in 2010.

He takes over as No1 ticket from WA band Eskimo Joe.

"I'm obviously very lucky and I feel very privileged to be asked to do that for the club," said Cpl Roberts-Smith, a supporter since the club began in 1995.

"To be asked by any institution, particularly one that you're already close to, to be a No1 ticket holder is a big deal, so I take it pretty seriously.

"I'll get out there and support the club in every manner - not just on the field but with their off-field endeavours as well

And on the Dockers' prospects for 2012, he said: "They're set up pretty well.

"I wouldn't be surprised if we easily make the finals and hopefully from there they can go all the way."

The West Australian

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