Episode 04 - Pride, Passion and Glory

For this story, I spent two banner-making nights with the Essendon Bombers cheer squad, and hung out with them at the final game of the year.

I was really interested in exploring how their support has fared in the wake of the drug scandal and a season of disappointment on the field. I was honestly a little surprised to find such an outpouring of love and passion for the team amongst the supporters. While I was hoping to find someone with something a little negative to say about the team and the past three years, I was left wanting.

My thanks go to the Essendon Bombers cheer squad, particularly Glenda Wade, Ricky Wheeler and Cheryl Trott.

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