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Essendon Football Club News – Essendon provides $250,000 to local sport

Essendon provides $250,000 to local sport
Essendon Football Club announced today that it would provide just under $250,000 in funding to its affiliated sporting sections. Essendon has 10 affiliated sporting clubs – men’s and women’s hockey, cricket, netball, croquet, baseball, lawn bowls, tennis, water polo and athletics – making it the country’s second largest affiliated sporting body behind the MCC in terms of numbers.

Bombers to hit the track in Geelong
Calling all Essendon fans to support the Bombers as they take on the Cats this Saturday in the Jack Clarke perpetual trophy. As part of the Ron Clarke Classic athletics meet, this is a great opportunity for fans in Geelong to see the Bombers up close and personal this pre-season.

Get the low down on the Essendon draftees
It was a critical set of draft selections for the Essendon Football Club last Saturday and you can go to to get the thoughts of coach Kevin Sheedy and list manager Adrian Dodoro. We also speak to highly-rated youngster Scott Gumbleton. Go to

Frustrating season for Cole
Fans felt it was a disappointing start for Richard Cole in his first year in the red and black. Restricted to just four games for the season, with injury and match fitness troubling the Bomber, Cole finished the year with a ranking of 2.86. However with pre-season currently under way, fans want to see Cole fit and ready to cement himself a regular position in the team next year.

Gumbleton becomes a Bomber
After weeks of speculation, Essendon has selected dynamic key position player Scott Gumbleton with its first selection at the AFL National Draft this morning. Recruited from Peel Thunder, Gumbleton was an All-Australian representative at U18 level this year and played 15 senior games at Peel in the WAFL.

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