The Essendon Football club is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Australian sport.
Essendon is recognised for its on-field success, its stability and its pioneering work in the community, particularly with Indigenous Australians. Essendon has won 16 League premierships and four Association premierships and the club’s 50,000+ members put it among the most supported sporting clubs in the country.
Essendon was formed by the McCracken family in 1872 or 1873, the exact date is unknown. For 90 years Windy Hill was the club’s training and administration base and its spiritual home. The club has built a new administration and training base at Tullamarine and moved there there in 2013.
The club has 23 Hall of Fame Legends. These Legends comprise players, coaches and administrators who have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Among them are legends of both Essendon and the game and include Dick Reynolds, John Coleman, Bill Hutchison, Simon Madden and James Hird.