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Statement - James Hird

Coach James Hird has made the following statement after today's verdict from the Anti-Doping Tribunal.

8:13pm  Mar 31, 2015

Club welcomes tribunal decision

The Essendon Football Club has welcomed the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal ruling that 34 past and present players did not breach the Anti-Doping code.

7:13pm  Mar 31, 2015

Apologetic Hird ready to move on

An emotional James Hird has apologised for his club's actions in 2012 while conceding he nearly lost his job as coach of Essendon last year.

7:00pm  Mar 31, 2015

 













"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

Essendon Football Club has benefited from the outstanding contribution of some remarkable Indigenous Australian talent including Long, Wanganeen and Rioli. The club continues to be proud of its enduring relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community via a number of programs and initiatives.