McPhee and Lloyd take a swing at the Aus Open
More commonly recognised for their talents on the footy field, Essendon players Matthew Lloyd and Adam McPhee are set to test their tennis ability at the Australian Open today Thursday 18 January. In a battle of strength, speed and accuracy, our very own Bomber stars will take on two Collingwood players to see who has the fastest tennis serve.
Lloyd primed for return this weekend
Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd is expected to play his first competitive game of football in almost 10 months when he takes part in an intra-club practice match at Princes Park this Saturday morning. Lloyd, who basically missed the entire 2006 season with a serious hamstring injury, has trained strongly this week and looks a certain starter in the match that starts at 10.15am.
Indigenous talent on show in Darwin
Three Essendon players have been honoured with selection in the Indigenous All Stars side that will play Essendon in Darwin on Friday, February 9th. Paddy Ryder, Andrew Lovett and Nathan Lovett-Murray have been included in a superbly talented side that will provide an extreme early season test for the young Bombers.
Davey causes a stir
Alwyn Davey has told the football world to stand up and take notice after he impressed teammates and supporters alike during an intra-club match on the weekend. Kicking three goals and racking up numerous possessions, Davey proved handy up forward in a role he hopes to adopt when the real stuff begins.