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Licka returns for 2015

Completing one of the best seasons of his career, Jason Winderlich has announced he will play on with the Essendon Football Club for season 2015.

4:00pm  Oct 24, 2014

Hird influential in Giles decision

New recruit Jonathan Giles has revealed coach James Hird’s vision for the future convinced him he wanted to continue his career at Essendon.

8:00am  Oct 24, 2014

Rest reignites Harvey's passion

Spending twelve months away from the environment of a football club helped Mark Harvey rekindle his passion to return to the coaching box.

3:49pm  Oct 23, 2014

Latest Bomber TV

BTV: Back In for 2015

2:00pm  Oct 24, 2014

BTV: Harvey Back In

6:00pm  Oct 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.