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Get your footy fix this weekend!

Get your footy fix this weekend by coming and showing your support for the team at an open training session at the True Value Solar Centre on Saturday afternoon.

5:09pm  Jul 22, 2014

Essendon mourns passing of Mona Lee

Essendon Football Club wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the Lee family, following the tragic passing of club member Mona Lee.

4:17pm  Jul 22, 2014

Howlett fit to tackle Swans

Essendon midfielder Ben Howlett is expected to be fit to take on Sydney at the SCG next Friday night despite suffering tightness in his achillies.

2:31pm  Jul 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.