Essendon continue push into Japan
Essendon Football Club has become the first AFL club to offer its website service in a foreign language. This season essendonfc.com.au will house match reports written in Japanese. Essendon has developed significant links with the Japanese community on a number of levels in recent years and the website service is designed to further engage that community with the Essendon Football Club and Australian Rules Football.
Rivalry round heats up
Playing on Saturday for the Madden Cup to recognise the contributions made by the Madden brothers Justin and Simon, Kevin Sheedy is prepared for a hard-fought battle against Carlton if history is anything to go by. “I am very excited. There is no love between Carlton and Essendon at all. So it is a great rivalry and that is what this round is about isn’t it,” Sheedy said.
Two out of two for the Bombers
For the first time since 2004, Essendon has won consecutive games after a stellar victory over Fremantle by ten points at the Dome today. The achievement of back-to-back wins is even more impressive when you consider both Adelaide and Fremantle finished in the top four last year.
Walk in Harmony
Essendon Football Club would like to thank all those involved in the Walk in Harmony to the Dome on Sunday 8th April. Over 600 people of various ages and cultural backgrounds took part in the day in an attempt to understand and commit to the benefits of living in a country that embraces common values of respect, fairness, participation, acceptance and a fair go for all.
Bombers set for rivalry round
It is rivalry round in the AFL and there is no rivalry more fierce than that between Essendon and Carlton. Regardless of where they sit on the AFL ladder, history shows that you can always be sure that the battle between these teams is going to be a high-pressure affair. They have a history than spans 200 games yet only eight wins currently separate the two sides.