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Essendon Football Club News – Mark Bolton announces his retirement

Mark Bolton announces his retirement
Mark Bolton, 28, last night became the fourth Bomber to announce his retirement, joining James Hird, Chris Heffernan and Scott Camporeale. An emotional Bolton made his announcement at the Crichton Medal last night where he thanked his family, friends, team-mates and the Club.

Crichton Medal photos
Bomber fans can now purchase photos of James Hird and all the night’s big winners at the 2007 Crichton Medal. This year’s count was one of the most emotional and memorable in the Club’s history and was attended by around 1,500 Essendon fans, players, sponsors and staff.

Ramanauskas and Hocking elevated
Rookie listed players Adam Ramanauskas and Heath Hocking will be elevated to the Essendon senior list for 2008 coach Matthew Knights announced at the 2007 Crichton Medal. Essendon was given special permission from the AFL to place Ramanauskas, 26, on the rookie list during his two-year battle with cancer.

Hird’s fairytale finish
James Hird’s name was further immortalised at Windy Hill tonight when he won his fifth Crichton Medal, taking him past other Club legends Simon Madden and Tim Watson who both won four. Only Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchison have won more – both having seven best and fairest medals to their names.

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