Essendon FC’s Constitution provides for the club to have up to 10 directors, comprised of up to:

  • Six directors who are directly elected by the members; and
  • Four directors who are appointed by the approval of at least two thirds of the other directors.

Each director is elected or appointed for a three-year term. The terms of two elected directors and one or two appointed directors expire at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year.

The Essendon FC Board has determined the Board Skills Requirements and Directors Qualities Guidelines, which in the Board’s opinion, set out the preferred mix of skills and experience for the Board as a whole and the required qualities of individual directors.

The Board makes any appointment of directors by reference to these guidelines and asks any prospective candidates for election to have regard to the guidelines before accepting a nomination.

Elections for directors are conducted (and nominations are accepted) in accordance with the club's Constitution and Election Rules.

Under the club's Constitution, nominations for election as a director generally close 35 days prior to the date of the AGM each year. In 2021, the AGM will be held on Wednesday, December 15 and nominations for election close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The prescribed Nomination Form is available for download here.

For further information, please contact Michael Abrahams, company secretary and general counsel, on (03) 8340 2000.