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ANZAC Run comes to Melbourne

In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the landing in Gallipoil in 2015, Essendon Football Club have teamed up with the Tour of Duty team to bring the ANZAC Run to Melbourne.

11:53am  Apr 16, 2014

Red and Black: Jason Ashby

Essendon defender Jason Ashby takes part in our red and black series as he dishes up the dirt on his teammates.

10:42am  Apr 16, 2014

Final release of ANZAC Day tickets

The final release of ANZAC Day tickets will go on-sale on Wednesday April 16 at 10am (AEST).

7:03pm  Apr 15, 2014

Latest Bomber TV

BTV: Neil Craig on his new role

6:07pm  Apr 16, 2014

BTV: Chappy Easter!

3:04pm  Apr 16, 2014

The Essendon Football club is one of the biggest and most successful  clubs in Australian sport.

Essendon is recognised for its on-field success, its stability and its pioneering work in the community, particularly with Indigenous Australians.

Essendon has won 16 League premierships and four Association premierships. No other League club has won more.

The club’s 50,000 members put it among the most supported sporting clubs in the country. In 2011 attendances at Essendon games exceeded 1,000,000.

Essendon was formed by the McCracken family in 1872 or 1873, the exact date is unknown. The club’s first recorded game was in June 1873 against a Carlton side.

The club joined the new VFA in 1878 and in 1897 Essendon was one of eight clubs that left the VFA to form the new Victorian Football League, now called the Australian Football League.

Essendon moved to the Essendon Recreation Reserve, later known as Windy Hill, in 1922 and played home games at the ground 1991.For 90 years Windy Hill has been the club’s training and administration base and its spiritual home. The club is building a new administration and training base at Tullamarine and will move there in 2013. 

The club has 23 Hall of Fame Legends. These Legends comprise players, coaches and administrators who have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Among them are legends of both Essendon and the game and include Dick Reynolds, John Coleman, Bill Hutchison, Simon Madden and James Hird.