Founded in 1906 as the Cottesloe Beach Football Club, Claremont joined the West Australian Football League in 1926 (as Claremont-Cottesloe, finally dropping the Cottesloe in 1935). The club has won 12 WAFL premierships, recently winning back-to-back flags in 2011 and 2012. Known as the "Tigers" and wearing navy blue and gold, the club plays its home games at Claremont Oval.
Claremont was West Coast's "host club" for the 1999 season, with most (but not all) Eagles-listed players appearing for the Tigers when not required for AFL duties. The arrangement ended after one season.
The club's city "zone" includes Perth's affluent western suburbs such as Claremont, Cottesloe, Nedlands, Swanbourne and North Beach, while its country zone includes Albany, Denmark, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe as well as Broome, Derby, Wyndham, Kununurra and Halls Creek.
Claremont players recruited to West Coast include premiership players Guy McKenna, Chris Lewis, Don Pyke, Ashley McIntosh, Tony Evans, Ryan Turnbull, Rowan Jones, Brett Jones, Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass.