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Key quartet return

The Bombers will be bolstered by the return of Dustin Fletcher, Paul Chapman, Paddy Ryder and David Myers who have all been named in the side to face St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

6:16pm  Apr 17, 2014

Baguley backs Dons defence

Essendon defender Mark Baguley has credited veteran Dustin Fletcher for playing a key role in the 26-year-old’s development.

5:25pm  Apr 17, 2014

Anzac Day public reserve tickets sold out

Essendon Football Club and the AFL wish to advise that all tickets in the Public Reserve and AFL Reserve for the Round 6 Anzac Day match between Collingwood and Essendon have sold out.

3:33pm  Apr 17, 2014

Latest Bomber TV

BTV: Neil Craig on his new role

6:07pm  Apr 16, 2014

BTV: Chappy Easter!

3:04pm  Apr 16, 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.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest James Hird Academy news by clicking here 

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.


 

Players

Find out who the current James Hird Academy members are by clicking here for a full list of players.