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Things to look forward to in 2013

Footy will return to Windy Hill in 2013.

As 2013 dawns we take a look at the things to look forward to for Essendon fans this year.

It is the club’s traditional home ground and from next season footy will return regularly to Windy Hill with the club fielding a stand-alone VFL team.

The VFL team will play nine home matches at Windy Hill next season giving fans the chance to return to the club’s heartland.

Essendon played its first league game at Windy Hill on Saturday 6 May 1922.

Club greats such as John Coleman, Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchison have made their name on the ground and now future Bomber stars will have their chance to do so.

The Bombers stopped using the ground in 1991, using the MCG and then in 2000 moved their home base to the Docklands.

With the AFL team set to make the move for training to the new facility early in the New Year it will be important a presence is maintained through the VFL team at Windy Hill.

Below is a list of Essendon VFL teams home games in 2013.

Round

Date

Time

Opponent

Venue

H/A

Rd. 2 Saturday, 13th April 2013 2:00pm Box Hill Hawks Windy Hill Home
Rd. 3 Saturday, 20th April 2013 1:00pm Casey Scorpions Windy Hill Home
Rd. 6 Saturday, 18th May 2013 1:00pm Port Melbourne Windy Hill Home
Rd. 8 Saturday, 1st June 2013 1:00pm Geelong Windy Hill Home
Rd. 9 Saturday, 8th June 2013 1:00pm Sandringham Windy Hill Home
Rd. 13 Sunday, 7th July 2013 1:00pm Northern Blues Windy Hill Home
Rd. 15 Saturday, 27th July 2013 1:00pm Bendigo Gold Windy Hill Home
Rd. 18 Saturday, 17th August 2013 1:00pm Frankston Windy Hill Home
Rd. 19 Saturday, 24th August 2013 1:00pm North Ballarat Windy Hill Home
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