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Essendon Football Club News – Peverill gets his hands dirty

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.

Johns injury only minor
Emerging Essendon forward Courtney Johns will not be sidelined for any significant length of time despite missing the second half of last night’s match against West Coast with a corked hip. Johns sustained the injury after colliding with West Coast ruckman Mark Seaby. It is not the same hip as that which sidelined him for two years.

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.

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.

Essendon pay tribute to club great
Essendon Football Club was today deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ron Evans. As a former Club chairman and player, Ron Evans holds a special place in the history of this Club. As a former AFL Commission Chairman, he made a magnificent contribution to the game of AFL football.

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