Essendon gets good value from Daniher pick
Essendon coach, Matthew Knights says the Bombers were willing to use their second round pick to secure 18-year old Darcy Daniher because they rate him so highly. “If another team had made a first round bid for him we would have taken him with pick 23 in the draft, we had made that decision because we are very confident about his abilities and what he can bring to the club,” Knights said.
Essendon interviews potential coaches
Following media reports, Essendon Chief Operating Officer, Travis Auld, today confirmed that there had been no new coaching appointments at the Club. “It is true that we are in discussions with a number of people about various coaching positions but, at this stage, no appointments have been made,” he said.
Scholarship holders impress during testing
Essendon’s two AFL NSW/ACT scholarship program selections are in Melbourne undergoing fitness, speed and conditioning assessment. Club senior recruiting coordinator, Merv Keane, said 16-year-old, Ben Simon, is one year into his two year scholarship while 15-year-old, James Webster, starts his three year scholarship in 2008.
Fans want more centre time for Monfries
Essendon fans are expecting big things from Angus Monfries next year in what could prove as a make or break season for the young Bomber. Monfries excited fans with his courageous attack on the footy in 2006, but struggled to have as much of an impact on the field in the earlier half of this season before coming into form in the later stages of the year.
Another Daniher in red and black
Essendon has officially secured 18-year-old Darcy Daniher with its third-round draft selection following this morning’s father-son bidding process. Daniher had nominated Essendon as his preferred Club and with no other Club nominating him as a first round selection, the Bombers were able to secure him with draft selection 39.