Construction is now nearing completion on the new club’s new High Performance Centre at Melbourne Airport.
The sheer size and scale of the entire precinct, not to mention the world class facilities inside the training and administration base will blow the club’s members and supporters away.
Construction of the building is now approximately over 80% complete. On-site there is plenty of work being done in the areas of tiling, remaining plastering and the road works are continuing. In the coming weeks, our members and supporters will see the construction site transform into a complete building.
The Member Services team will be relocating to the High Performance Centre and will no longer have a presence at Windy Hill. Should you need to speak to a representative in person, you can visit the High Performance Centre where a Member Services Officer will greet you at reception. Other service channels will remain the same with a team on the phone and email during business hours. Remember to visit membership.essendonfc.com.au for information on all the 2014 Membership Packages.
The Bomber Shop
The Bomber Shop will have a new club store at the High Performance Centre. Located on Level 1 near reception and the new café, it will be the best new place to purchase all your official Essendon merchandise direct from the club. In addition you’ll still be able to shop online at bombershop.com.au and visit the store at Windy Hill, Napier Street.
Windy Hill Venue
The Windy Hill Venue wishes to advise patrons that the premises will continue to remain at the corner of Brewster and Napier Street following the club’s training and administration base relocation to the new High Performance Centre. The Windy Hill Venue would like to acknowledge its valued patrons and looks forward to continuing to provide excellence in bistro food, entertainment, functions and more. Call 03 9230 0335 for all bistro enquiries.
Site tours will be available to interested members and supporters in the coming months. Visit essendonfc.com.au for all the latest information on the upcoming club tours.
The Club will advise of open training sessions at the new High Performance Centre as soon as this information comes to hand. Keep visiting essendonfc.com.au for these announcements.
To launch the official opening of the new High Performance Centre, a Time Capsule will be buried and will incorporate memorabilia and paraphernalia to honour our significant and rich past at Windy Hill. The top 10 recommendations from staff, members and supporters include:
• Honour Roll of Every Known EFC Player Since 1873
• Full Team Signed 2013 Guernsey
• 2013 Membership Package
• Sample of Turf from Windy Hill
• Image of First Football Game at Windy Hill from 1922
• Copy of the Club Constitution
• List of all Flight Plan Donors
• Newspaper From The Day The Capsule Is Sealed
• AFL Record and Gate Ticket from Round 23
• Progressive Construction Images of the High Performance Centre
Congratulations to Essendon supporter Yarri Rahaley who was selected as the Time Capsule Competition winner. Yarri won a 2013 team signed guernsey, double passes to the club’s Round 14 game against West Coast and will be present at the official High Performance Centre opening ceremony.
For more information or to donate to The Flight Plan,click here.