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Dons go down

Essendon has lost to traditional rivals Carlton in Sunday afternoon’s game at the MCG.

9:31pm  May 1, 2016

Polky's two year wait

James Polkinghorne thought his AFL days were over, before he landed back on a senior list earlier this year.

7:12pm  May 1, 2016

VFL match report

Jackson Merrett and Paddy Ambrose were among the strong performers in the VFL side's loss to Casey.

6:10pm  May 1, 2016

About the EWN

The Essendon Women's Network (EWN) is a non-match day coterie group who support the women of Essendon, raise funds for the club and are aligned to the club's Vision and Values. 

EWN provides membership to a diverse group who may not get the opportunity to attend games however, are football enthusiasts who wnjoy meeting a diverse range of women.

What We Do

EWN are Engaged, Aligned and Committed to supporting the club reach their strategic objectives; currently the EFC are reviewing their female member’s engagement plans the EWN are participating with the club to ensure inclusion of all women throughout our community.

Our major fundraising event is the Grand Final Comedy Debate; which highlights amazing women who continually contribute to our game of’ Australian Rules Football’ and announce the Football Women Of the Year coupled with a comedy debate that is uniquely focused  on football. The Grand Final Comedy Debate is proudly supported by the AFL.

Throughout the year there are additional events which are tailored to the EWN membership base the events can be interactive “Train like a Player” or a “Business Lunch”.

The EWN committee consist a group of professional women who want to ensure that all women are included, heard and feel proud to be a member of the EFC.  

Football Woman of the Year

The Football Woman of the Year Award recognises women who have made a significant contribution to the game of Australian Rules football. The award is presented by the Essendon Women’s Network and is open to all women associated in any way with the football industry. Previous winners have included Michelle Cowan, Belinda Duarte, Sue Alberti, Irene Chatfield, Debbie Lee, Jill Lindsay and Lesley McGrath. The winner is announced at the Great Grand Final Comedy Debate at the Crown Palladium during the week of the AFL Grand Final.

Further Information

Please contact Aysha Ward for more information on the Essendon Women’s Network:

Aysha Ward

Private Clients & Coteries Assistant

(03) 8340 2163

award@essendonfc.com.a