Welcome To Athletics Essendon Inc​

Developing Outstanding Athletes


At Athletics Essendon we welcome new members to our friendly, competitive and supportive club atmosphere. Since the turn of the century the club has had a ratio of 2 females for every 3 male members with the ratio gradually approaching parity.

Since 2000, 12 female members and 14 males have represented the club at International meets.

The club membership includes a diverse range of ethnic groups.

Athletics Essendon has the rare distinction of having representatives at the last 14 Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Plaques for our 17 Olympians are erected on a wall at Moonee Valley Athletic Centre.

Athletics Essendon has won the H. H. Hunter Shield for best overall performance at Victorian Championships in 9 of the past 13 seasons including the most recent – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


For information regarding joining the club, go to the MEMBERSHIP link above.

Athletics Essendon is one of the largest, most successful clubs in Australia with members ranging from Olympians to juniors to Masters to Recreational runners, all enjoying this great sport.

As a member you will enjoy a top-class track, a well-appointed gym and have access to highly qualified coaches across all disciplines.
The club’s longest serving coach, Bill Burke bequeathed a fund to support young athletes; you can read more about Bill’s legacy in the MEMBERSHIP section.

New members should be at least 12 years old. Younger athletes should contact Essendon Little Athletics.

Latest News

City to Surf 2019

We had quite a few distance runners head up to Sydney, for the 49th running of the City to Surf (C2S) on Sunday Aug 11. …

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Australian Half Marathon

Congratulations to Makda Haji Harun for her great run in this morning’s Australian Half championship on the Sunshine Coast. Makda finished 21st overall and 5th …

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Round 7 XCR ’19 and Run Melb

It was a weekend of long distance racing with the AV 15Km road event in Ballarat and Run Melbourne Half,10k and 5k on Sunday. Damien …

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Australian Junior Cross Country Champs

Congratulations to Bianca Puglisi, Aidan Roberts and Archie Noakes. They have been selected in the Victorian team to compete at the National junior cross country …

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Represented at

Consecutive Olympic Games
Consecutive Commonwealth Games

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