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Class of 2014: Fantasia

We take a look back on the eight debutants in the 2014 season, next up is young midfielder Orazio Fantasia.

11:10am  Sep 30, 2014

Crichton Medal voting system

Essendon Football Club will celebrate the club’s best and fairest player for 2014 at the Crichton Medal on Wednesday evening.

10:00am  Sep 30, 2014

2014 Crichton Medal live broadcast

Essendon Football Club is excited to announce a special digital broadcast on the club’s website of the 2014 Crichton Medal on Wednesday night.

5:33pm  Sep 29, 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.