JAKE LONG BECOMES A BOMBER

JAKE LONG BECOMES A BOMBER

Jake Long, the son of former dual premiership player, Michael Long, will officially follow in his father’s footsteps after the Essendon Football Club today confirmed that they will select him in this Wednesday’s rookie draft.

Jake Long, the son of former dual premiership player, Michael Long, will officially follow in his father’s footsteps after the Essendon Football Club today confirmed that they will select him in this Wednesday’s rookie draft.

“I was excited by the news. Ever since I was a kid, I loved the club. I didn’t want to be anywhere else,” said an ecstatic Jake Long at a club press conference today.

Jake’s father Michael was also happy that his son had been given an opportunity by the Bombers.

“Hopefully what this club has meant for me will rub off on Jake,” Michael Long said.

Jake has progressed through the James Hird Academy, which provides development opportunities to the sons of former Essendon Football Club players.