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Draft flashback: 1992

In the lead up to Thusday night’s National Draft on the Gold Coast we take a look back in time at some of the best and worst for the Bombers over the years.

9:00am  Nov 23, 2014

Aussies rule over Irish

Australia has clung on to win the one-off Virgin Australia International Rules Test in Perth, holding off a brave Ireland fightback to prevail by 10 points.

6:00am  Nov 23, 2014

Bombers list assessment - 2014

Take a look at an assessment of the club's list ahead of Thursday's National Draft on the Gold Coast.

1:08pm  Nov 22, 2014

Latest Bomber TV

BTV: Fletch stands tall

4:23am  Nov 23, 2014

BTV: Aussies celebrate win

11:28pm  Nov 22, 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.