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Dons celebrate Family Day

More than five thousand fans have braved a burst of winter to celebrate the start of the season at Essendon’s Family Day.

4:58pm  Feb 19, 2017

Relief for returning Dons

Brendon Goddard says there was a sense of relief for Essendon's returning stars after their comeback game went off without a hitch.

4:53pm  Feb 19, 2017

Step in the right direction

Brendon Goddard says the side took plenty of positives from the match against Collingwood.

1:02pm  Feb 19, 2017

Latest Bomber TV

BTV: Family Day

3:57pm  Feb 19, 2017

BTV: Jobe Watson at Family Day

1:33pm  Feb 19, 2017

BTV: Dyson Heppell at Family Day

1:23pm  Feb 19, 2017

The Essendon Football club is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Australian sport.

Essendon is recognised for its on-field success, its stability and its pioneering work in the community, particularly with Indigenous Australians.

Essendon has won 16 League premierships and four Association premierships. No other League club has won more.

Essendon was formed by the McCracken family in 1872 or 1873, the exact date is unknown. The club’s first recorded game was in June 1873 against a Carlton side.

The club joined the new VFA in 1878 and in 1897 Essendon was one of eight clubs that left the VFA to form the new Victorian Football League, now called the Australian Football League.

Essendon moved to the Essendon Recreation Reserve, later known as Windy Hill, in 1922 and played home games at the ground 1991.For 90 years Windy Hill has been the club’s training and administration base and its spiritual home. The Club built a new administration and training base at Tullamarine and moved there in 2013. 

The club has 23 Hall of Fame Legends. These Legends comprise players, coaches and administrators who have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Among them are legends of both Essendon and the game and include Dick Reynolds, John Coleman, Bill Hutchison, Simon Madden and James Hird.

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