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Essendon Football Club News – Gearing up for a new season

Gearing up for a new season
Women of Essendon are making their final preparations for the new season. Lapel pins are attached, scarves are being aired, and voices are sounding good for a year of heart-felt barracking. Join Essendon Women’s Network members and friends for their official season launch. Challenge Essendon players to some interactive football games. Hear from Kevin Sheedy map out the year ahead. Enjoy a two-course meal by Peter Rowlands, plus quality wines from Tyrrell’s Wines.

Peverill gets his hands dirty
Damien Peverill did his bit to help clean up the environment yesterday as he got his hands dirty for Clean up Australia Day. More than 200 people from SAY GO, the Moonee Ponds Creek Citylink Creek Connections Program, Victoria Police, Moonee Valley City Council, Essendon Football Club, Jesuit Social Services and other Community and Government groups joined Damien in cleaning up the Flemington and Moonee Ponds Creek area, including the removal of weeds, graffiti and litter.

Bombers show their feminine side
Join in the celebration of International Women’s Day and show the women in your life just how special they are with a compliment or random act of kindness. For women around the world International Women’s Day is an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development, and an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change – here and overseas.

Essendon farewells Club stalwart
Essendon Football Club was saddened to hear of the recent passing of club stalwart and former player Alan Thaw at the age of 81. Thaw played 41 games for Essendon between 1949 and 1954. He was a member of the 1949 Premiership side where he played in a back pocket and was part of a brilliant defensive unit that kept Carlton to six goals.

The early results are in…
We asked for who you thought made up the best 2007 Bomber line up, and the early results are in. Mal Michael is the overwhelming popular choice at full back, releasing the ever-reliable Dustin Fletcher to centre-half back. While at the other end of the ground 97% of supporters believe Matthew Lloyd will fit back in perfectly at full forward after missing last season.

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