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Elliott Kavanagh – Essendon #28

Elliott had a tough 2014 season dealing with injuries and only managed to play 3 senior games, bring his career tally to 7.

Elliot had an excellent 2012 season playing with the Bendigo Bombers in the VFL before getting a call up to make his Essendon debut in round 18 against Hawthorn.

He continued to develop in 2013. He played 3 senior games and played a number of high quality games in the VFL. The coaches focused on the defensive side to his game and he was given a number of run with roles with key players and performed very well.

Elliott has had an outstanding pre-season so far and is ready to show Essendon fans, and the rest of the football world, his true potential in season 2015.

Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I played for Williamstown Junior Football Club in my early junior career and then I played with Penleigh and Essendon Grammar and Western Jets in the TAC Cup and I played for Vic Metro in Under 16’s and Under 18’s. The highlight was for me was winning a premiership in the Under 16’s.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: James Hird. I just really liked the way he went about his footy. He always seemed to play his best when the team needed it.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was at home with my family and watched it on TV.

Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?

A: My first game against Hawthorn at Etihad in round 18 this year (2012) has definitely been the highlight so far.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: I like watching TV series and I play a bit of golf and tennis.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I’d be going to University and working in retail.