Essendon Football Club

Australian rules football club

The Essendon Football Club, the Bombers, is an Australian rules football team which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club began in 1872, and played its first game in 1873 against Carlton.[1] In 1877, the team joined the Victorian Football Association.

Stewart Crameri, Essendon player, 2009

Essendon was one of the original teams in the Victorian Football League (VFL) which began in 1897. The other teams were Collingwood, Fitzroy, Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, South Melbourne and Geelong). Its first home ground was the East Melbourne Cricket Ground, and at the end of the 1921 season the club moved to the Essendon Recreation Reserve, known as Windy Hill.[1] In 2000, the club moved its home ground to Etihad Stadium.[1]

Club songEdit

See the Bombers fly up, up!
To win the premiership flag.
Our boys who play this grand old game,
Are always striving for glory and fame!
See the bombers fly up, up,
The other teams they don't fear;
They all try their best,
But they can't get near,
As the bombers fly up!


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Essendon Football Club - History - Club History". Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2010.

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