• VAN DIEMEN DONS

    PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB

  • Who We Are

    We are You

    Passion

    Born out of a shared passion for the Essendon Football Club and a desire to proactively be a part of its future success, the Van Diemen Dons offers members a unique opportunity to engage with the Club and each other.

     

    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, Lara Giddings MHA, to Tasmania’s best loved actor John Xintavelonis (John X). We are from many backgrounds but we all have one goal.

    Support, Promote & Enjoy The Essendon Football Club

    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.

     

    Player sponsorship will form a large part of this support. Whatever level of membership you choose, part of your contribution will go towards this sponsorship.

     

    Throughout the year we will conduct fundraising events such as auctions of club merchandise, experiences and memorabilia. Our aim is to provide our members with the opportunity to purchase sought after items at great prices. Some profits from these events will be returned to the Club.

     

    Van Diemen Dons will make a financial contribution to the club each year. This will be determined by members at the AGM.

  • Events

    Game Day Events 2017

     

    Van Diemen Dons are proud to partner with the Onyx Bar, Wrest Point to bring you our Game Day Events for 2017. Located in the centre of Wrest Point Tasmania, with fabulous water views, this is a meeting place with style.

     

    We’ll have our own dedicated space to watch the footy with the added bonus of food and drinks available at a great price.

     

    Entry is free

     

    Sample Menu

    GARLIC & HERB BREAD $6.5
    DUO OF DIPS $8.5
    FRIED ONION RINGS $7.5
    GOLDEN FRIES $8
    SPICED POTATO WEDGES $8.5
    PEKING DUCK SPRING ROLLS $11.5
    FRIED CHICKEN WINGS $12
    SOUTHERN SPICED CHICKEN BURGER $14
    PANKO CRUMBED PRAWNS $12

    DISCOUNT BEVERAGES

    Schooner of Cascade Draught beer $6
    House red & white wine $6
    Jim Beam, Smirnoff, Canadian Club, Johnny Walker Red + Mixer $6

     

    2017 Games

    Tuesday April 25th Essendon v Collingwood from 2.45pm First Bounce 3.20pm

    Sunday May 21st Essendon v West Coast from 12.45pm First Bounce 1.10pm

    Sunday July 2nd Essendon v Brisbane from 12.45pm First Bounce 1.10pm

    Saturday Aug 5th Essendon v Carlton from 1.45pm First Bounce 2.10pm

     

     

     

     

  • 2017 Event Gallery

    Off to a Great Start in 2017

    2017 Club Season Launch - Luminare

    Phil & Craig's Excellent Adventure

     

    It was a great privilege to attend the 2017 season launch for the Essendon Football Club. This is a special event and one that should be put on your future calendar wish list.

     

    • CEO Xavier Campbell reiterated the challenges ahead in front of a packed venue.
    • John Worsfold outlined the basic aim of attacking and kicking more goals this season, but made the point no club is going to make it easy.
    • Ever positive Kevin Sheedy speculated on membership reaching 70,000 this year, wished Van Diemen Dons great success.
    • Director, Paul Cousins and his wife Kelly epitomised the quality of people behind the Club.

     

    All the players are to be commended for their attitude and presence on the evening. They, mixed, talked, showed interest and all in all proved high individual qualities off the field as well as hopefully they will on.

     

    Can’t wait for the round one game against Hawthorn. Thanks to the Van Diemen Dons members for making such a wonderful experience possible.

     

    Phil and Craig Cooper

     

     

    Round 1 2017 Melbourne Trip

    Our very first Melbourne Trip was a huge success. Check back soon for a full write up.

     

     

     

    Experiences

    It doesn't get any better than this

    We work hard to provide our members with experiences they will never forget. We understand that engagement with the footy club is often difficult when you're an interstate supporter and we will continue to work with the club to provide more of these for 2017.

     

    This video, from after 2016 North Melbourne game, was filmed by one of our members during their post match room visit. 

     

     

  • What We Do

    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.

    Player Sponsorship 2017

    JAKE LONG, TOM BELLCHAMBERS, JOSH GREEN 

    Player sponsorship will form a large part of this support. Whatever level of membership you choose, part of your contribution will go towards this sponsorship. In season 2016 the Van Diemen Dons sponsored talented youngster Yestin Eades.

     

    There is opportunity throughout the year for members to attend club functions and meet our sponsored player/s.

    Club Sponsorship

    A Little Goes A Long Way

    Throughout the year we will conduct fundraising events such as auctions of club merchandise, experiences and memorabilia. Our aim is to provide our members with the opportunity to purchase sought after items at great prices. Some profits from these events will be returned to the Club.

    Van Diemen Dons will make a financial contribution to the club each year. This will be determined by members at the AGM.

     

  • Become A Member

     

    Our memberships are affordable for all while allowing those who are willing and able to make a greater contribution to do so. Memberships are renewable each year. Van Diemen Dons memberships are designed to enhance, not replace, your existing Essendon Football Club membership.

    Silver Membership

    A Great Place To Start


    • Recognition as a Van Diemen Dons Member
    • Official Membership Pin

    • Invitation to all Tasmanian events

    • EFC Digital Club membership
    • No voting rights at the AGM

     

    Cost $50

    Gold Membership

    The Next Step

    • Recognition as a Van Diemen Dons Member

    • Official Membership Pin

    • Participation in our Gold Player Sponsorship Program

    • Invitation to all Tasmanian events

    • EFC Digital Club Membership

    • Voting rights at the Van Diemen Dons AGM

     

    Cost Adult: $100 Family: (2 Adults 2 Children) $150

     

    Platinum Membership

    The Total Package

    • Gold Membership Package

    • Exclusive Game Day Experiences when attending Essendon home games (these include room passes and guided tour of True Value Solar Centre)

    • One ticket to Van Diemen Dons Event

    • Participation in our Platinum Player Sponsorship Program

    • Networking opportunities

      Cost   Adult: $500 Family: (2 Adults 2 Children) $750

       

       

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