Former Essendon vice-captain Andrew Welsh and veteran defender Cale Hooker were the special guests on Working Through It today.

(Scroll below for an audio replay and episode guide)

Welsh, who retired at the end of 2011 after 162 games, spoke emotively his career and the support from the Essendon faithful, pledging his support to the new Back a Bomber campaign.

Hooker gave an update on what he's been up to during isolation, the return to footy, the challenges he's overcome throughout his career and why he's remained loyal to the Bombers.

Streamed live every Wednesday at 4pm on essendonfc.com.au, the podcast aims to bring the Bombers family together and keep members and fans feeling connected to the club during the AFL lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Working Through It | Andrew Welsh

Andrew Welsh joins the show to discuss the challenges during the lockdown, what Essendon means to him, his selfless decision to withdraw from the 2011 elimination final, and his commitment to the new Back a Bomber campaign.

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Working Through It | Cale Hooker

Cale Hooker joins the show to talk about what he's been up to during isolation, handling mental and physical challenges, turning down an offer from West Coast and what Essendon fans mean to him.

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Mighty Moment | 1984 premiership

Xavier Campbell and James Hird reflect on Essendon's last-quarter heroics in the 1984 VFL Grand Final. Powered by Coles Insurance - https://financialservices.coles.com.au/insurance

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EPISODE GUIDE

05:38 - What's the state of play in the quest for a season restart? What are the challenges the club is facing? How are members being supported, and how can they continue supporting the club? Xavier Campbell answers the big questions.

23:06 - Tips on resilience from Jobe Watson and James Hird.

26:10 - Andrew Welsh joins the show to discuss the challenges during the lockdown, what Essendon means to him, his selfless decision to withdraw from the 2011 elimination final, and his commitment to the new Back a Bomber campaign.

46:48 - Cale Hooker joins the show to talk about what he's been up to during isolation, handling mental and physical challenges, turning down an offer from West Coast and what Essendon fans mean to him.

1:01:07 - This week's Coles Mighty Moment - Essendon's last-quarter heroics in the 1984 VFL Grand Final.

1:04:45 - When will we get a fixture for the rest of the season? What's the latest with Conor McKenna? Campbell answers fans' questions.