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King Richard: The Story of Dick Reynolds

Essendon royalty joined together for the launch of King Richard by Daniel Eddy at the Grand Hyatt on Thursday afternoon.

10:11pm  Aug 21, 2014

VFL Team - Round 20

Essendon father son prospect Jake Long will play his first game in the red and black on Friday night when he takes to the field for Essendon's VFL side against Geelong at Simmonds Stadium.

6:26pm  Aug 21, 2014

Carlisle returns to face Suns

Essendon forward Jake Carlisle will return to take on Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

6:25pm  Aug 21, 2014

Overview

The James Hird Academy, launched in 2010, was set-up by the Essendon Football Club aiming to identify, attract and develop young players from non-traditional AFL regions, international zones and father/son opportunities, taking their development through to the drafting age with the ultimate goal of being elevated to the Essendon senior list.


The program continues in 2014, aiming to build on the achievements of the last four years. Amid all the activity of the James Hird Academy, the boys achieved a number of significant personal milestones on the football field, with the most significant being the debut of Joe Daniher.

There is no doubt 2013 was an exciting and extremely rewarding year for the James Hird Academy. We thank all those within the club who have devoted their time and expertise in helping to deliver the program in 2013. 

Once again, we have a number of boys playing at junior state league level, with a few of these likely to represent their state in their particular age group at National Championship level.

We look forward to another successful and promising year in 2014, as the James Hird Academy continues to go from strength to strength.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities exist for the James Hird Academy. Please contact Program Coordinator Adriano Leti at aleti@essendonfc.com.au or Corporate Sales Executive Chris Goodwin at cgoodwin@esendonfc.com.au or (03) 9230 0300.