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Punt on athletic pair pays off

Essendon was "pleasantly surprised" to snare highly rated midfielder Jayden Laverde with its second pick in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft after the versatile player slipped down the first-round pecking order.

10:21pm  Nov 27, 2014

Ambrose officially elevated

Young forward Patrick Ambrose has been officially elevated to the club’s senior list following the completion of the 2014 National Draft.

10:00pm  Nov 27, 2014

Hird welcomes new recruits

Essendon coach James Hird has welcomed new recruits Kyle Langford and Jayden Laverde to the club following the 2014 National Draft.

9:02pm  Nov 27, 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