Essendon have announced their intentions to be part of the AFLW competition - launching their bid for entry into the league.
The Bombers' number one ticket holder; Olympic Gold Medallist Kim Brennan, announced the bid today.
Michaela Long, daughter of Essendon icon Michael, described what it would mean for her to represent the same club as her father.
“I’ve always dreamed of playing for the Essendon Football Club, because it feels like home,” Long said on the club website.
“Watching my brother at Windy Hill last week in the VFL was like going back to where I grew up and is the same safe feeling I get when I’m on Tiwi.
“We don’t have enough Indigenous women playing in the AFLW, and this has to change. Our people have raw talent, and I can’t wait to watch my nieces play for the footy club I love.
Bombers CEO Xavier Campbell echoed the sentiments.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to be part of AFLW competition," Campbell said.
"It was a huge success in its debut season and I know our members and supporters are extremely passionate about seeing Essendon represented on this stage."
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