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Match Day Information - Round 9

The Bombers will be looking to make it three straight tonight when the side comes up against the in-form Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium.

Essendon will be bolstered by the return of big man Tom Bellchambers and midfielder David Myers in tonight’s ‘Call To Arms’ clash.

Essendon v Sydney
Friday 16 May
Etihad Stadium at 7:50pm

Gates
Public gates will be open from 5:45pm

Call to Arms
Essendon Football Club will continue to support the important fight against cancer in the annual ‘Call To Arms’ game against Sydney at Etihad Stadium tonight.

In partnership with Cancer Council Victoria, tonight’s ninth annual ‘Call To Arms’ game first originated after the club’s players wore yellow armbands in support of teammate Adam Ramanauskas who was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, and again in 2006. Essendon will again wear its signature ‘Clash for Cancer’ guernsey tonight with the yellow armband on the left side of the jumper paying tribute to Ramanauskas and all Australian men in the fight against cancer.

This evening, Essendon Football Club and Cancer Council, in partnership with True Value Solar, will produce a powerful match-day activation. Nearly every seat at Etihad Stadium will have an A4 card attached to it, with supporters invited to write someone’s name who they know has been affected by cancer. Prior to the first bounce, the crowd will be prompted to stand as one and hold their cards up as a sign of respect and solidarity.

For those who can’t be at the game tonight, you can join the Call to Arms from home. Download the Shout App, free from the App Store or Google Play or visit shoutforgood.com/cancercouncil to donate to Cancer Council Victoria.

Black Armbands
Essendon players and officials will wear black armbands in honour of Tommy Hafey who lost his battle with cancer earlier this week.

Membership
This match is classified as 'A-Reserved' so everyone attending must have a reserved seat. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. To purchase these seats, quote your barcode or enter the password 'goddard9'. Member Services will be located at Gate 5 from 5:30pm tonight until quarter time in the membership marquee for all sales, collections and enquiries.

Not yet a member? Don the Sash and join today. Membership starts from $50 for adults and $25 for juniors. Visit membership.essendonfc.com.au to sign up today.

TV Broadcast Guide
Melbourne –Channel 7 at 7.30pm (live), Fox Footy at 7.30pm (live)
Adelaide – Channel 7 at 7.00pm (live), Fox Footy at 7.00pm (live)
Perth –7mate at 5.30pm (live), Fox Footy at 5.30pm (live)
Sydney –7mate at 7.30pm (live), Fox Footy at 7.30pm (live)
Brisbane –7mate at 7:30pm (live), Fox Footy at 7.30pm (live)

Radio Guide
Melbourne – Triple M (6.00pm), 3AW (6pm), SEN (6.00pm), ABC774 (7:05pm), Grandstand Digital (7:05pm)
Adelaide – Triple M (7:30pm), ABC891 (7pm), Grandstand Digital (6:35pm), FIVEaa (7:30pm)
Perth – Triple M Digital (4.00pm), ABC720 (5:30pm), Grandstand Digital (4:05pm), 6PR (5:40pm)
Sydney – Triple M (7.00pm), ABC630 (7:30pm)
Brisbane – NIRS (7.00pm), ABC936 (7:30pm)
Canberra – ABC 103.9 (7:30pm)
Hobart – Heart FM (6.00pm), ABC936 (7:05pm)
Darwin – NIRS (6:30pm), ABC105.7 (7.00pm)
Regional – Crocmedia (6.00pm), NIRS (7.00pm), KROCK (6.00pm)

Guernsey Auction
Essendon will auction off its 22-match worn, signed player guernsey’s from tonight’s game with all proceeds going towards the Cancer Council Victoria. Click here to start your bidding today.

The Bomber Shop
Check out the wide variety of products online including our adidas range, new 2014 winter wear, official member merchandise and much more. Official club merchandise is available in three locations tonight via the Bomber Shop Van on the Southern Cross Footbridge, The Bomber Shop outlet inside Gate 7 or at Beyond Sport inside Etihad Stadium, Level 1, Aisle 1. Supporters can also shop online by clicking here.

Live Online Coverage
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