The 2021 season will see 22 clubs competing in the Victorian Football League (VFL), comprising of eight stand-alone clubs, eleven AFL reserves teams and three traditional VFA/VFL clubs in the reserves with affiliations to AFL clubs. Furthermore, the VFL will be used as a talent pathway, with each club required to field at least six under-22 players in each game.
Full Essendon Bombers VFL 2021 squad:
The Essendon Bombers VFL squad will be supplemented by non-playing Essendon Bombers AFL listed players.
Fans will be able to watch the 2021 VFL season via the Seven Network, Foxtel and Kayo.