Anthony McDonald – Tipungwutti will realise a childhood ambition when he runs out onto the MCG for the Dreamtime at the G clash against Richmond.

The Tiwi islander has played 30 games after joining the Bombers as a top up player in 2016 and quickly establishing himself as a vital member of the Essendon team.

For a player from one of Australias most famed footy breeding grounds in the Torres Strait, McDonald – Tipungwutti (pictured) says there are few more exciting times to be playing.