The Bombers’ first-year players have spent a week bonding and learning the ‘Essendon way’ as part of their transition to the club.
Combining work and training commitments, draftees Harrison Jones, Nick Bryan, Ned Cahill and Lachlan Johnson this week joined Irish recruits Ross McQuillan and Cian McBride for the induction program, which included manual labour with Metricon, hospitality work at Windy Hill and admin tasks at The Hangar.
Now in its second year, the program is a unique experience run by the Bombers, which aims to challenge the club’s youngest newcomers and reinforce the importance of being self-driven, humble, hardworking and disciplined.
It also helps them develop organisational skills that will serve them well in life and football, while providing their coaches with a better understanding of the players’ qualities.
Dons Digital headed to Windy Hill during the week to bring you inside the program, featuring Cahill as the first feature below.
Stay tuned for more videos this weekend.