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Gleeson among VFL inclusions

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Essendon VFL has selected its 27-man squad ahead of Saturday’s triple header against Richmond at the Swinburne Centre. 

The side features 16 senior-listed Bombers, including Mark Baguley who will play his first VFL match for 2019.

Marty Gleeson, Tom Jok, Trent Mynott and Mitch Brown have also been named, after being sidelined for a number of weeks with varying injuries.


Ray Connellan returns to the line-up, having made his last appearance in the round three win over North Melbourne.

Michael Hartley will act as the key defensive post, while vice-captain Heath Hocking will start at full-forward.

David Myers will begin in the centre and vice-captain Danny Younan will start on the extended bench – the pair kicking three and four goals respectively in Sunday’s 13-point win over Sandringham.

Nineteen-year-old Riley Bowman from Sandringham Dragons in the NAB League has been named the 23rd player, and is expected to play a combination of ruck and forward minutes.

Saturday’s triple header begins at the Swinburne Centre with Essendon VFLW taking on Richmond from 12pm, followed by the VFL Dons at 2:30pm.

Following these games, the annual Dreamtime at the ‘G match will be held from 7:25pm.

VFL match updates and scores will be posted on Essendon VFL’s twitter account, while the game will be streamed live on

The final team will be announced before the first bounce.

Backs 49. Matt Dea 36. Michael Hartley 64. Ray Connellan
Half-backs 30. Brandon Zerk-Thatcher 14. Jordan Ridley 33. Brayden Ham
Centreline 8. Marty Gleeson 23. David Myers 34. Jake Long
Half-forwards 46. Tom Jok 28. Mitch Brown 24. Jordan Houlahan
Forwards 12. Mark Baguley 77. Heath Hocking 22. Irving Mosquito
Followers 20. Zac Clarke 37. Dylan Clarke 39. Trent Mynott
Extended interchange 61. Wilson Berry 59. Aaron Heppell 55. Danny Younan
70. Liam McKenna 65. Edyn Sibbald 50. Josh Tynan
56. Dylan Landt 66. Luke Goetz
23rd player 74. Riley Bowman

Brooke Varney is in the final year of her Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) degree at RMIT University. As part of their strategic partnership, Essendon Football Club and RMIT University are committed to providing opportunities for students, staff, players and the wider community.