Tom Hird Bio – Tom Hird Wiki
Tom Hird is the son of James Hird, a former professional Australian rules football player and the former senior coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League. On Thursday, March 5th, it was announced that Tom Hird had been signed to the club as a Category B rookie.
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He is currently 20 years old as of 2020.
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The teenager was a promising junior soccer player and has had several trials in Europe, most recently in the Netherlands. Bombers list manager Adrian Dodoro spoke about Hird following the announcement.
“We are really pleased to welcome Tom to the club as a Category B rookie signing,” Dodoro said.
“Tom trained with our club in early 2019 after being granted permission to train in accordance with AFL rules. We have been following him closely in the event he chose to return to football from elite soccer and pleasingly for our club, he has come to that decision.
“He is an athletic young sportsman with natural talent, but we will be taking a patient approach with his development as he begins to build his strength.
“We’re thrilled to have Tom join the red and black and watch him develop as a player over the coming years.”
The Spargo family was the first to have 4 successive direct line descendants play games in the V/@AFL competition
Bob snr father of Bob jnr father of Paul father of Charlie
With Tom signing at ESS there is the possibility that the Hirds will be the second
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James Albert Hird was born on February 4th, 1973. He is a former professional Australian rules football player and the former senior coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Hird was appointed as the coach of the Essendon Football Club in September 2010. In August 2013, he was suspended from coaching for 12 months when he was charged by the AFL with conduct prejudicing the game in relation to his role in the Essendon Football Club supplements controversy. He returned to the club following the 2014 season but resigned in August 2015.
In September 2019, James spoke about Tom’s soccer ambitions on Santo, Sam & Ed’s 2 on 1 podcast.
“One of our boys did a trial at Stoke I think two years ago and did really well,” Hird said. “But the fact they wanted him to come over and stay there when he was 15 going into year 10, there was no way – this child is going to come back and get his education.
If Tom can get a senior game, he’ll become the fourth generation of Hirds to feature for the club, with James’ father Allan and grandfather Allan Snr having also played at Windy Hill.
Stephanie Hird, the eldest of James and Tanya’s four kids, also played a game for the club’s VFLW side in 2018.