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Thompson confident in Carlisle

Mark Thompson is confident young forward Jake Carlisle can turn his form around against Collingwood at the MCG on Anzac Day.

9:10am  Apr 25, 2014

Match Day Information - Round 6

On the biggest stage, Essendon will face Collingwood this afternoon in the annual ANZAC Day blockbuster at the MCG.

9:09am  Apr 25, 2014

Essendon players killed on active duty

Essendon Football Club would like to acknowledge VFL players for the club that were killed while on active duty during the Boer War/ World War 1 / World War 2.

6:00am  Apr 25, 2014

Latest Bomber TV

The meaning of Anzac Day footy

8:00am  Apr 25, 2014

BTV: Watson on Anzac Day

6:00am  Apr 25, 2014

BTV: Hibberd ahead of his 50th

10:15pm  Apr 24, 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.