Train Like a Bomber

This senior school program has been designed in consultation with teachers recommended by ACHPER and supports the course content presented in VCE PE, VCAL, VET Sport and Recreation and select year 10 electives. 

The program is divided into two components: the first is a classroom-based visual presentation utilising match-day and training footage, and discusses the science governing player training throughout the year.

The second session is practical, runs for approx. 45 minutes and includes a tour of the club's state-of-the-art training facilities, presentations by current Essendon FC coaching staff and opportunities for a Q&A. 

All participants receive a booklet containing statistics, data and answers to questions covered in the classroom session.

Availability: All year

Cost: $25 per student (minimum of $375 per class, bookings essential)*

Contact: 8340 2027 or

*Funds from this program go towards supporting Essendon’s community programs.

Kinder Carnival

The Kinder Carnival has a focus on fun, fitness and coordination as children participate in a range of activities including the inflatable Bomber Junior Challenge, hurdle run, balance beam, handball target and a tunnel for kids to crawl through. 

Children will also have the opportunity to play Hide and Seek and Duck Duck Goose, and have a photo with the Essendon mascot Skeeta. 

The Essendon FC community team will consist of SEDA (Sports Education and Development Australia) students and club staff, all of whom have valid Working with Children certificates and experience running pre-school programs.

Key details:

  • Suitable for three- and four-year-old kindergarten groups
  • $5 per child for kindergartens in Essendon FC’s north-west metro region
  • Giveaways for children included

For more information, contact 8340 2027 or email

Literacy Program

Pencil O’Reilly is a novel that has been specifically written for students in grades three to six and aims to encourage reluctant readers (especially boys) to read. 

A teacher resource booklet is also given to each class with activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Class sets are available free of charge to primary schools who register online and are ideal for students in prep to grade two.

Availability: All year

Cost: Free

Contact: Bernard Shepheard – 8340 2192 or