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Experienced and decorated backman who remains a key pillar for the Bombers, with his ability to read the play and counterattack. Played 14 of a possible 17 games in 2020 to take his career tally to 193 and edge closer to the double century. A respected leader, Hurley will be a joint vice-captain alongside Zach Merrett and Andrew McGrath in 2021.

AFL awards: All Australian (2015, 2017), Rising Star nominee (2009, 2010), 2012 AFLPA 22under22 team

Club awards: Essendon life member, Crichton Medal runner-up (2015), Crichton Medal third place (2011)

Michael Hurley

Experienced and decorated backman who remains a key pillar for the Bombers, with his ability to read the play and counterattack. Played 14 of a possible 17 games in 2020 to take his career tally to 193 and edge closer to the double century. A respected leader, Hurley will be a joint vice-captain alongside Zach Merrett and Andrew McGrath in 2021.

AFL awards: All Australian (2015, 2017), Rising Star nominee (2009, 2010), 2012 AFLPA 22under22 team

Club awards: Essendon life member, Crichton Medal runner-up (2015), Crichton Medal third place (2011)

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    Gwenda Warfe, Deb Ford, Julie Murphy and Gwenda Muller
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All Australian
Years award won:
2015, 2017
Essendon life member
Years award won:
2018
Crichton Medal runner-up
Years award won:
2015
Crichton Medal third place
Years award won:
2011
AFLPA 22under22 team
Years award won:
2012
AFL Rising Star nominee
Years award won:
Round 20, 2009 and round 18, 2010
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