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
• 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.
The Bomber’s jumper
has changed a lot
since 1949.
• 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.
• 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.
The Essendon Team
Current Essendon
Jobe Watson
Current Essendon
James Hird
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!!!
At the
moment, the
Football Club
has 52,456
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.
Thanks for

The Essendon Football Club powerpoint