NEWS ITEMS

Help Needed: AV Shield

Athletics Essendon is looking for volunteers to to assist at rounds 2 and 4 of AV Shield at the Wyndham Sporting Complex in Werribee. The club is required to provide six club helpers at each of these meetings. Failure to do so may result in the club forfeiting all its points across all divisions for these rounds. If you are available to assist, please contact John Cooper on 0414 373 157 or via email at... read more

2017 Winter Presentation

Sunday, October 8 4pm at the Union Hotel 252 Union Road Ascot Vale VIC 3032 Join us at the Union Hotel to celebrate individual and team successes of the XCR’17 season of cross country and road racing. Entry is free, with food and beverages available at bar prices. On Facebook? Confirm your attendance and stay up to... read more

Vale Lachlan Jorgensen

Athletics Essendon has been greatly saddened and shocked by the tragic passing of young member Lachlan Jorgensen. A supremely talented multi-event athlete, Lachlan won multiple national and state medals and holds junior club records in 400m, the 90m and 200m hurdles, and the hammer throw. The club extends its sincere condolences to Lachlan’s friends and family during this extremely difficult time. Essendon athletes are invited to wear black armbands at the opening round of AV Shield in memory of... read more

AV Shield Round 1: Important Information

With AV Shield set to kick off for season 2017/18 this Saturday, there are a few important things all competing Essendon athletes need to know: Uniforms If you’re new to the club and yet to purchase a uniform, you can pick on up from Jayne Pizzo at the Geelong venue or Arthur Whitchell at the Doncaster venue on Saturday for $40. Uniforms can also be purchased on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Moonee Valley Athletics Centre. Competition Bibs If you have pre-entered, your bibs will be available at the venue you have nominated in your entry. If you are competing on the day, your bibs will be available from the Doncaster venue. If you are competing at a venue other than Doncaster as per the new “compete anywhere” rules for AV Shield, you will be issued temporary bibs at your competing venue and will have your competition bibs mailed out by the club during the week. For all other information on the 2017/18 AV Shield season, including programs, timetables, and rule changes, CLICK HERE.... read more

Essendon Football Club

The EFC Social Club has generously sponsored many sporting clubs in Moonee Valley inclusing Athletics Essendon. Their generous support over many years has been invaluable. read more

Thank you

To Moonee Valley Council who have maintained Aberfeldie Track in good condition since 1973. To Bertha Franklin for managing the canteen. read more

Social Events

Trivia/Fun Night. Just held. Huge success. Due in September 2018. XCR Presentation, 4:00 pm Sunday  8th October 2017, Union Hotel. Summer Presentation, Friday 20th April 2018, Windy Hill. read more

XCR’17 Rd 7 Lake Wendouree

Congrats to Liam & Mitch who achieved quinella again. Essendon athletes in top 20:  Men open          1st        Liam Adams Men open          2nd     Mitch Brown Men U20             6th          Muse Tesema Men U20             11th         Zach Mottram Men U20             16th        Hayelom Dawit Women U16       10th          Bianca Puglisi Women U18       11th         Rubi Ali Women open     13th         Charlotte... read more

IAAF World Championships

London this August Congratulations to the two Essendon athletes who were selected. Chris Erickson, after careful consideration with his coach decided he had rested too much after Rio and was not ready for the 50K walk, so has withdrawn. We hope to see Chris at Comm Games in Gold Coast next year. Linden Hall will be competing in the 1500m hoping to improve on her semi-final in Rio.... read more

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