The England Under-19s goalkeeper will move to the Reds until January 2 from Newcastle United, and he was thrust straight into the side for their 3-0 victory over Nuneaton Town.
The 18-year-old has yet to make a competitive first-team appearance for his parent club, but he was named on the bench as backup for No1 keeper Tim Krul on several occasions last season. Last week he featured for the Magpies during their tour of the United States against Portland Timbers and Sacramento Republic.
Manager Mark Yates said: “We are delighted to have been able to bring one of the best young goalkeepers in the country to the club,” Crawley boss Mark Yates said.
“The only thing Freddie lacks at the moment is experience in League football and that is what this loan spell with give him.
"He has all the attributes to become a top-class keeper and I have to thank Steve McClaren, Andy Woodman and everyone at Newcastle for letting us have Freddie for the first half of the season.”
Woodman, who has represented his country a total of 27 times at U16s, U17s, U18s and U19s level, helped his country to win the European Championship last summer, saving a vital penalty in the Final shoot-out victory over Holland.
Following his debut on Wednesday, the youngster tweeted his joy at the move.
Delighted to have signed for @crawleytown on loan. Good 3-0 win tonight good start ! Can't wait to get started in the league. Not long now !— Freddie Woodman (@41Woodman41) July 29, 2015