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About The Association

September 6, 2016 7:15 PM

The Essendon Football Club Past Players & Officials Association (EFCPP&OA) was formed in 1953.

The purpose of the EFCPP&OA is clearly spelt out in clause 2 of the Constitution, which is as follows:

2. Purposes:

The purposes of the Asssociation are to encourage all qualifying persons to become members of the Association in order to:

2.1 - In strict confidence, assist members and/or members of their immediate family who may require assistance and support in times of personal difficulty.

2.2 - Foster a spirit of friendship, camaraderie and sense of common purpose between members through:

(a) Raising funds for the Association and its Trust
(b) Social functions
(c) Newsletters
(d) Maintenance of a Website relevant to past players, and
(e) Members Business Networking promotion

2.3 Encourage a continuing relationship with the Essendon Football Club (EFC) to ensure that Association members receive ongoing benefits from the Club, including but not limited to invitations to Club functions and EFC matches.

2.4 Wherever possible, work with the EFC to assist, preserve, maintain and market the history, heritage and public profile of the Club.


The structure of the Committee for 2016 is as follows.

President Barry Capuano
Vice Presidents Gary Grainger
  Darryl Gerlach
Secretary David Collins
Treasurer Don Gross
Committee Graham Leydin
  Barry Besanko
  Howard Staehr
  Joel Reynolds 
  Kelvin Steel