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Duscher joins Essendon VFL team

Ben Duscher will line up for Essendon's VFL team in 2013.

Essendon Football Club is excited to confirm Ben Duscher has signed to play with the club’s VFL team in 2013.

The 25-year-old who was co-captain of Bendigo for the last two seasons has joined the Bombers new stand-alone VFL team.

Essendon VFL Operations Manager Matt Little said Duscher would play a key role in the club’s team next season.

“We are very excited to have a player of the quality of Ben joining us next season in our first year as a stand alone VFL side,” Little said.

“Ben brings great experience at the VFL level to what we would expect to be quiet a young side in our first season.”

“He is a hard bodied footballer who has great class when using the ball and we believe he can be a major asset for our team.”

Dushcer will undertake a key role as the midfield assistant coach as well as undertaking an important development-coaching role with the young VFL team.

He missed selection in this year’s pre-season and rookie draft after training with the Western Bulldogs in the off-season.

The midfielder was the 2011 Bendigo best and fairest winner and runner up in Bendigo’s best and fairest last season.

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