Welcome to Athletics Essendon Inc.
Welcome to Athletics Essendon Inc. Athletics Essendon has grown from the merger of athletic clubs from the early days of athletics. These clubs were East Melbourne Harriers (EMH) established in 1895, Essendon Harriers est. 1897 and Essendon/Aberfeldie est. 1959.
The club provides its member with a track, gymnasium, coaches, competition and social events. To compete, athletes have to be registered and wear the uniform available for purchase at the club.
Please visit the MEMBERSHIP page to join our club, and to read about Bill Burke Scholarships.
Athletics Essendon is probably the only club in Australia who has had representatives at the last 13 Olympics and the last 14 Commonwealth Games. Plaques for 17 Olympians are erected on a wall at Moonee Valley Athletic Centre. Essendon has won the H. H. Hunter Shield for best overall performance at Victorian Championships in 5 of the past 8 seasons.
Essendon members, Ellen Pettitt and Liam Adams represented Australia at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Liam has represented Australia in every World Cross Country Championship since 2007. Ellen has competed in two previous Commonwealth Games as a high jumper. At Glasgow, Ellen competed in the triple jump and Liam in the marathon.