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Another Heppell joins the Dons

LEONGATHA’S Aaron Heppell has signed on with the Essendon VFL side for 2014.
The young gun was signed on last Friday and is excited about the future.

Bomber brothers: Aaron Heppell has been signed on to the Essendon VFL team where he will train alongside AFL star and brother Dyson. Photo credit Essendon FC.

Bomber brothers: Aaron Heppell has been signed on to the Essendon VFL team where he will train alongside AFL star and brother Dyson. Photo credit Essendon FC.

“I was tossing up between Williamstown and Essendon but with the new Essendon facility and with Dys there it was an easy choice,” he said.
The Heppell name has become synonymous with the Bombers over the last few seasons with Aaron’s older brother Dyson (also a former Leongatha footballer) becoming a star of the competition.
After being overlooked at the recent national draft the Bombers jumped at the opportunity to sign the up and coming 18-year-old.
Aaron honed his skill through junior football at the Leongatha Parrots and two seasons with Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup.
Aaron has been thrown into the mix quickly doing skills work with the AFL squad and training three nights a week with the VFL crew.
“For next year I hope to try and get a permanent spot in the team and have a good year and hopefully have another crack at the draft,” the midfielder said.
Aaron is excited to be in the red and black alongside Dyson and Dyson is rapt to have Aaron at Essendon.
“At this stage I haven’t spent much time at the club with Dys because he’s been in Colorado, but it’s good to be at the same club and I feel really comfortable there,” Aaron said.
Dyson said he was thrilled that his brother would be joining the club in 2014.
“Essendon has been a great family club throughout its history and I am really excited that Aaron has been given the opportunity to be playing in the VFL team next season,” Dyson said.
“He has worked really hard on his football over the last few years and it will be nice to have him around the club throughout the season.”
Outside of footy Aaron is hoping to study sports psychology or PE teaching in 2014 and will be working behind the bar at the Windy Hill Social Club.
The footballing pair will be living together along with their older brother Jamin.

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