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2018 Family Day

Maddison Steel  January 16, 2018 5:07 PM

Essendon will hold its annual Family Day on Saturday February 17th from 10am – 12pm at The Hangar.

Following feedback from our members, the 2018 Family Day will include a new and improved format providing fans with more access to interact with players.

The players will take part in a number of activities during the Family Day, including a one hour session dedicated to player autographs around the boundary of the MCG sized oval, a special kids only footy clinic and appearances at a number of sponsor and partner activation sites.

For the first time, kids aged between 5 to 14 will have the opportunity to partake in a kid’s clinic with selected players on the oval. If your child would like to participate in the clinic, please register your interest here. The kid’s clinic is for children only and adults will not be permitted access onto the oval during the clinic. Adults will be able to watch their children from the boundary line outside of the fence. Kids must have appropriate clothing attire, football boots and thongs are not permitted for the clinic.

With the players involved in various activities throughout the grounds we will no longer be holding an official presentation of the team on stage, however fans will still have the opportunity to hear from the likes of John Worsfold, Dyson Heppell and other players throughout the morning. There will not be a training session connected to this event, open training sessions will be advertised throughout the season.

Key event details:

When: Saturday February 17th, 2018

Where: The Hangar, 275 Melrose Drive, Melbourne Airport

Time: 10am – 12pm

  • 10am – 11am: Signing session
  • 11am-11:45pm: Kids clinic and player activation appearances

Key notes:

  • Mainstream media and photographers will be present throughout the event, including taking photographs for promotion of future Family Day events
  • Skeeta will be in attendance for fans to be able to get any photographs or autographs throughout the day
  • There will be food trucks on site providing food and beverage options for fans
  • There will be multiple kids activities set up for the day

A shuttle bus will run between Windy Hill and The Hangar from 9:30am to 12:00pm, click here to register your interest.

Complimentary parking is available on the corner of Watson Drive and Link Road, however is limited. Alternatively, parking is available at United Airport Parking (4-6 Trade Park Drive, Tullamarine), charges apply.