It all started with a small group of like minded Tasmanians united by their passion for the Bombers and driven by Alderman Marti Zucco. We were formally christened the Van Diemen Dons in May 2016.
Our membership is diverse and eclectic, with our love for the Essendon Football Club being the fabric that binds us together. We come from all walks of life, all ages and stages. From our President and former Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, to Tasmania’s best loved actor John Xintavelonis (John X). We are from many backgrounds but we all have one goal.
The last three years have shown us how important our support is to the Essendon Football Club. When they needed it most, the EFC fans did not let them down. Many refer to it as the Essendon Family. They do so with pride, with passion and with prejudice. It is no accident that when we asked ourselves ‘what is it we do?’, the word that instantly came to mind was support.