Kevin Sheedy OAM has been recognised as an Immortal of the Essendon Football Club on the night of the Bombers’ prestigious gala event to honour their proud 150-year anniversary.

Already a recognised Legend of the Essendon Football Club, President Paul Brasher declared Sheedy of Immortal status for his unparalleled contribution to the success of the club over its first 150 years.

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150-year celebration | Sheedy's Immortal acceptance speech

Kevin Sheedy accepts the club's highest individual honour obtainable at Essendon's 150-Year Gala Dinner.

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Brasher said the recognition - the very first of its kind in the club's 150 years - was truly fitting.

“Kevin’s passion, dedication, determination and pride in expanding Essendon from a suburban club to truly national sporting organisation has helped ensure the Essendon Football Club will remain a pre-eminent club long into the future,” Brasher said.

“We particularly acknowledge Kevin’s contribution in winning four VFL/AFL premierships as a coach, as well as his significant role in establishing annual marquee matches including Anzac Day, Dreamtime at the 'G and the Country Festival games.

“Importantly too, we recognise the influential role Kevin has had, and continues to, in developing and nurturing players of all backgrounds and cultures in his four decades of involvement at the Essendon Football Club.”

The award was presented by President Paul Brasher, as well as Terry Daniher, Adam Ramanauskas and Gavin Wanganeen.