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Epis voted off Essendon board

10/12/2008 07:52:20 PM Comments (0)

Essendon premiership player Alec Epis has lost his board seat at the AFL club.

Chairman Ray Horsburgh and another veteran board member, Kevin Egan, were re-elected.

Jo-Anne Albert will replace Epis, joining Bev Knight as the women on the 11-person Bombers board.

Epis has been a prominent figure at Windy Hill, playing 180 games for the Bombers over 11 years, including two premierships in the 1960s.

He was a long-time club director and is a life member at Essendon.

Epis has also been a specialist coach with young Bombers players.

Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy, sacked last year after 27 years in the role, lashed out at Epis last month.

Sheedy used the launch of his latest book to say he thought about running for the Essendon board, but he could not work with Epis.

Sheedy later admitted there was personal enmity, saying they did not see eye-to-eye on anything.

Albert is a financial adviser who was a founding member of the strong Essendon Women's Network.

The Bombers announced the election results on Wednesday, ahead of next Tuesday's annual general meeting.

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