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Indigenous players return to top 20

For the first time since 2005 there is set to be four indigenous players picked in the top 20 selections at this year's NAB AFL Draft, in what the League says vindicates its talent programs.

8:06pm  Nov 25, 2014

Draft flashback: 1998

In the lead up to Thusday night’s National Draft on the Gold Coast we take a look back in time at some of the best and worst on draft night for the Bombers.

5:10pm  Nov 25, 2014

Hocking to undergo altitude program

Essendon's Heath Hocking will sleep in an altitude room for the next 12 nights in a left-field plan devised to keep the midfielder's fitness up as he recovers from a groin injury.

3:26pm  Nov 25, 2014

The development of this facility will enable the club to secure its long term future and build the best, biggest and most flexible training base in the AFL.

→ Best practice indoor training space suitable for drills, match tactics and game simulation
→ Two AFL-sized ovals
→ Medical, sports science and recovery areas
→ A pool and aquatic recovery area
→ A large gymnasium space
→ A one kilometre running circuit
→ An auditorium and dedicated spaces for player/coach reviews and games analysis
→ A player development, lounge and study area
→ A consolidated football administration building which will improve the overall interaction at the club

 


 

"If we want to be the best, we must lead the competition in all aspects of the game. we must give our players the best facilities in the AFL to enable them to prepare, train and recover in a professional environment every day they go to work."

James Hird
Senior Coach, Essendon Football Club