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

More success for Laura

Team Aus has won silver in the women’s 4×100 at Special Olympics World Games. Another silver medal for Laura Butler to add to her 200m …

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Kevin Healy receives Victoria Government Sporting Blue Award for Athletics.

Our congratulations to Kevin Healy, who recently received a Victorian Government Sporting Blue Award for Athletics. Kevin was also honoured to have this award presented …

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Jack Hale – new PB and a win at the Jandakot track Classic.

Jack Hale has trimmed his 100m PB winning in 10.20.“That was good to get a PB after two and a half years,” said Hale. “Not …

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Laura wins silver!

Laura Butler has won a silver medal in the 200m at Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi overnight, running a new PB of 29.91 …

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Our Numbers

Represented at

Consecutive Olympic Games
Consecutive Commonwealth Games

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