AFL pays tribute to Sheedy
The esteem in which Kevin Sheedy is held – not only at Essendon, but to all football supporters – was highlighted today with AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou acknowledging his contribution to the game. “Kevin has served AFL football longer than any person in the history of the game, with a record of success that places him among the pantheon of our game’s highest achievers,” Mr Demetriou said.
Gumbleton to make AFL debut
Scott Gumbleton has been named to make his AFL debut this Sunday against Adelaide at the Telstra Dome. Jason Winderlich, Kepler Bradley, Chris Heffernan and Jason Johnson have all been listed in the squad of 25.
Boots For All gets everyone in the game
A call for quality, second hand footy boots and equipment was sent out to Victorians today by Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd and team-mate Andrew Welsh at the launch of the new Boots For All campaign. Essendon Football Club, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and not-for-profit organisation Boots For All, have joined forces to collect quality second hand footy boots and equipment in Melbourne to re-distribute to disadvantaged Australian communities.
Essendon improve finals hopes
Following a emotional week at the club, an inspired Bomber unit sang the team song with extra gusto after defeating a competitive Adelaide line-up by 12 points at the Dome. The win significantly boosts the Bombers hopes of giving Kevin Sheedy a fairytale finish to his coaching career at Essendon by experiencing finals football. However, the Bombers still need to secure three more wins in the next five weeks of football to put a finals appearance beyond doubt.