To continue the club's 150-year anniversary celebrations, the Essendon County Tour is heading interstate across the rest of the season, with a very prestigious item on board.
Over the course of four special events, kicking off on Sunday May 29 when the Bombers face Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, the 2000 premiership cup will tour the remainder of the country with past and present Essendon players in tow.
To coincide with celebrations for the club’s 150th anniversary, the tour presents the opportunity for interstate Bombers fans to get up close and personal with 2000 premiership cup.
The interstate leg follows the Bombers’ recent four-day country tour across regional Victoria.
Now, interstate Essendon supporters, and football fans alike, will have the opportunity to have photos with club legends and the 2000 premiership cup while enjoying a Carlton Draught along the way. As a thank-you from the club to fans across the state, all events will be free for supporters to attend.
The Essendon Country Tour, powered by Powercor, will depart the NEC Hangar on Sunday May 29, and head to La Boca Bar and Grill in Adelaide, where Bombers forward Will Snelling and the 2000 premiership cup will be in attendance for the interstate event.
For the second leg of the tour, the 2000 premiership cup will be joined by Gary O’Donnell and Mark Harvey in Perth at the Empire Bar on the Great Eastern Highway on Thursday June 23 (round 15). The Bombers will then visit Brisbane in round 17 and Sydney in round 21, with further details to come.
Melbourne-based Bombers fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the 2000 premiership cup on June 9 at Windy Hill at the Bombers' open training session on the eve of the 150-year celebration game against Carlton.
Time: 12:30pm - 2pm local time, Sunday May 29
Venue: La Boca Bar and Grill (in the Stamford Plaza Hotel), 150 North Terrace, Adelaide CBD
The SA Bombers supporter group will also be in attendance, while a raffle will take place at the event.
Time: 6:30pm local time, Thursday June 23
Venue: Empire Bar on the Great Eastern Highway
The WA Bombers supporter group will also be in attendance, while a raffle will take place at the event.