Kevin Sheedy to join Essendon Bombers board

Incoming president Paul Brasher said the Bombers had decided having Sheedy’s presence on the board would assist the club.

“We have been talking with Kevin in recent months about how we might make better use of his experience and football knowledge to benefit the club and we agreed that the best way of doing this was for him to join the board,” Brasher said.

“Kevin will not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the footy department, but with our football director, Sean Wellman, and club great, Simon Madden, Kevin will ensure we have a high level of rigour around our football discussions at the board level.

“He will also continue to be available in a mentoring capacity to Ben Rutten whenever Ben requires it.”