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By Jess Duff. History of the club. Premierships. Essendon team. Captain/coach. Anzac Day. Dreamtime. The fans. Game day. Thanks for watching. Bibliography. The Essendon Football Club. The History Of The Club. Essendon Football Club was formed in 1872.

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the essendon football club

By Jess Duff

History of the club


Essendon team


Anzac Day


The fans

Game day

Thanks for watching


The Essendon Football Club

the history of the club
The History Of The Club
  • Essendon Football Club was formed in 1872.
  • The club’s first recorded game was against Carlton in June, 1873.
  • The club joined the new VFA in 1878 and in 1897 Essendon was one of 8 clubs that left the VFA to form the new VFL, which is now called the AFL.
  • Essendon’s original colours are a black jumper with a red sash, red socks with black hoops and black shorts.
  • The highest attendance for an Essendon game was round 4, 1995 at the MCG against Collingwood. Over 94,825 people came to cheer their team.

The Bomber’s jumper has changed a lot since 1949.



  • Essendon is on top of the leader board for the most premiership wins along with Carlton.
  • Essendon has won a total of 16 premierships in the years 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993 and the year 2000.

Current Essendon Captain

Jobe Watson

Current Essendon Coach

James Hird

anzac day clash
Anzac Day Clash!

On the 25th of April each year, the biggest blockbuster in the AFL season takes place between Collingwood and Essendon at the MCG in Melbourne.

Over the years, both teams have scored victories, but in 2013 it was all about the Mighty Bombers!!!!


At The G

The annual Dreamtime match was first held in 2005 between Richmond and Essendon. These teams were chosen to play in the match because their combined jumper colours make up the Aboriginal Flag and both teams have Aboriginal players.

The aim of the indigenous round is to celebrate the contribution of indigenous players in the AFL.

FACT: There are currently 85 indigenous players in the AFL.

the fans
The Fans!!!

At the moment, the Essendon Football Club has 52,456 members.

game day
Game Day
  • My interest in the Bombers started when mum took me to my first AFL match in 2005.
  • Soon after I got a jumper, scarf, beanie and some badges. This was the start of my Essendon addiction.
  • I sometimes go on the train to the football when Essendon is playing here in Melbourne.
  • I get dressed up in my red and black and always cheer loudly in the game.
  • The best part is when Essendon win and I get to sing the theme song with the crowd.
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