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Dreamtime community ticketing program announced

Dreamtime at the G is a one of the most anticipated events on the AFL calendar involving Essendon Football Club, The Long Walk, Richmond Football Club, the AFL and  AFL Victoria.

4:10pm  Apr 20, 2014

Own a match worn signed guernsey!

Own a signed match worn official player name a number guernsey of your favourite player from Saturday night’s match against St. Kilda.

12:15am  Apr 20, 2014

Talking Points - Round 5

AFL.com.au reporter Nathan Schmook takes a look at five key talking points from Saturday night's loss to St Kilda.

12:06am  Apr 20, 2014

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Affiliate Club Partnerships

Essendon Football Club has formed partnerships with three Indigenous communities - Tiwi Islands, Wadeye and Rumballara - as part of the AFL Club Community Partnership Program. The AFL Club Community Partnership Program is a long-term engagement strategy to build the capacity of the partner communities by encouraging Indigenous people to reach their full potential. Essendon will work in conjunction with local schools and agencies to engage young people in school and sporting activities.

Dreamtime at the G

In 2005 Essendon Football Club joined the AFL, Richmond Football Club, the MCC and The Long Walk in establishing the annual Dreamtime at the G game - a match dedicated to celebrating the role Australian Rules Football has played in building bridges between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia. In the past six years the game has grown significantly - so much so the AFL was encouraged to establish an annual indigenous round with the Dreamtime at the G game the flagship event.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Essendon Football Club officially launched the first RAP on August 28, 2009. The 2010-2011 RAP builds on the club’s significant relationship with Indigenous Australians by setting bold actions to help ‘close the gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Essendon was proudly the first sporting club in Australia to implement a RAP, with a focus to ensure the club’s programs and objectives fall in to line with those on the national agenda.

The Long Walk

The Long Walk Trust is a charity inspired by Essendon champion Michael Long’s walk to Canberra to get the lives of Indigenous people back on the national agenda. The charity works for Indigenous wellbeing and raises funds to support programs that improve conditions for Indigenous Australians.

 













"I am proud to be recognised as Essendon Football Club's Indigenous Program's Ambassador. The club understands its role and responsibility in supporting and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which is an important pursuit for us all."

Courtenay Dempsey - Indigenous Programs Ambassador

Essendon Football Club has benefitted from the outstanding contribution of some remarkable Indigenous Australian talent including Michael Long, Gavin Wanganeen, Dean Rioli, Derek Kickett and Norm McDonald.

The on-field excitement these names have created has spilled over to the off-field engagement of the Australian community. Today EFC delivers programs in the Indigenous communities of Wadaye and Tiwi Islands, has formal partnerships with Indigenous sporting clubs Tiwi Bombers and Rumbalara Football Netball Club and is an official partner of The Long Walk.