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Essendon VFL stats vs. Footscray

View the full stats from every Essendon VFL player from the weekend.

4:43pm  Aug 4, 2015

Dons remain driven

Matthew Lloyd says there is much to gain from the final five weeks of the season, despite the Bombers being out of the finals race.

3:45pm  Aug 4, 2015

Firming In Line - Round 19

See who's firming in line this week after a solid performance in the VFL.

3:26pm  Aug 4, 2015

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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 opportunities exist for the James Hird Academy. Please contact Program Coordinator Adriano Leti at or Corporate Sales Executive Chris Goodwin at or (03) 9230 0300.