Essendon Football Club wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the Biasin family following the passing of longstanding member Mario Biasin.

Biasin, a lifelong Bombers supporter, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on Monday at age 71.

The Metricon founder and chief executive was a member of the Club’s Essendonians coterie group and generous contributor to the club.

President Paul Brasher paid tribute to Biasin and his contribution to the Essendon Football Club over many years.

“We have many great supporters at the Essendon Football Club. There has never been one more positive, generous or selfless in support for the club and the people in it. Everybody at Essendon loved Mario and we send our deepest condolences to Glenda, Jason, Michelle, Bradley and Brent,” Brasher said.  

Chief executive officer Xavier Campbell said Biasin would be sorely missed.

“Mario was a gentleman and a pleasure to be around. On more occasions than I can remember, Mario was a confidant to myself and many others at Essendon,” Campbell said.

“He only ever cared about what was right for, and in the best interests of, the Essendon Football Club”

“Mario will forever hold a special place in the heart of the Essendon Football Club." 

The players will wear black armbands in Saturday’s Dreamtime at the ‘G clash against Richmond in honour of Biasin, and the club extends its love and condolences to the Biasin family including wife Glenda, and children Jason, Michelle, Bradley and Brent.