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Firming In Line - Round 15

A number of spots have opened up as a result of injuries to key Dons. Take a look at the leading candidates from the VFL to take their place.

7:30am  Jul 8, 2015

Baguley free to face Demons

Essendon defender Mark Baguley is free to play against Melbourne this Saturday after having his charge downgraded at the Tribunal.

7:03pm  Jul 7, 2015

Chance to step-up

Essendon Coach James Hird says the loss of Jobe Watson will open the door for other players to step up.

5:00pm  Jul 7, 2015

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.