The Essendon Football Club recognises the importance of playing an active role within the community. The club has worked extremely hard over the past few years to provide support to our chosen community and charitable organisations.
The Cancer Council of Victoria is the Essendon Football Club's preferred Charity Partner. This involves the annual Call to Arms campaign and Windy Hill Relay for Life. in 2011 these efforts raised in excess of $750,000 towards Cancer research and programs.
The Essendon Football Club receives hundreds of requests for signed merchandise/match day tickets and promotional items. While the club endeavours to provide support where it can, we are unable to fulfil every worthwhile request.
Please ensure you read the following information before submitting your request.
Click here to download a Donation Request form.
Follow the guidelines on the form.
Requests that are not submitted on the Donation Request Form or are incomplete will not be considered.
The club does not accept any items to be signed under any circumstances. Items sent to the club for this purpose may not be returned. We encourage all members and supporters to attend training sessions (as advertised on the website) as players will sign autographs at their discretion before and after training.
The club does not accept player appearance requests. All player appearances are pre-allocated to EFC community programs at the beginning of each year.
The club does not provide monetary donations.
Timing of Requests
Requests must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the event. If the request is for a charitable function, expect a reply 4 WEEKS PRIOR to the function. Unfortunately follow-up correspondence cannot be answered.
During the off-season (October 28th to 1st March) requests will not be serviced or replied to, so please do not send in requests during this period. Thank you.