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This website

This is the official website of Athletics Essendon. The links and information on the HOME PAGE and detail on MEMBERSHIP, COACHES and CONTACTS should always be up to date. Social media has removed the need for current news to be kept on this website, so no further NEWS items will be added. For topical events please use our club’s social media or Athletics Victoria website.... 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consideration with his coach decided he had rested too much after Rio and was not ready for the 50K walk, so has withdrawn.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

Life Members

John Higham OAM and Don Williams were appointed as Life Members of our club at the Annual General Meeting held 16th July. Photos: Don with Arthur Whitchell a long time ago, John Higham not so long ago (click photo for full view). Don Williams joined Essendon AAC in 1955. Commencing in 1966 Don negotiated with Essendon Mayor and Councillors to develop a high standard athletic track in our community. This was in an era when the only quality tracks were at Olympic Park and Melbourne University. With persistence, the Council agreed in 1969 to proceed subject to having a Little Athletics club to share the track. Don arranged the initial Little Athletics meeting with Councillor Neil Clarke who became the first president of Essendon Little Athletics Centre. The track was opened in 1973 and was a showpiece athletics centre for any Melbourne suburb. This track triggered East Melbourne Harriers to merge with Essendon. Soon Essendon-EMH was to become the leading men’s club in Victoria. Don’s foresight for the early development of our suburban track was the foundation for the strong club that Athletics Essendon has become today. Don continued to compete in master’s athletics until the 1990s winning many 400m/300m hurdles titles. John Higham OAM joined our club when Essendon and EMH merged in 1978. He assisted the club to its first A grade men’s victories for several decades in 1982 and 1983. John was a multiple Australian champion at 800m and was selected for Australia in Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World championships. John became president of our club in the 1990s leading to the merger with Essendon-Aberfeldie. John... read more

XCR’17 Rd 6: Albert Park Road Race

Albert Park on 16th July. Our top men in good form. A great win in the open event for Mitch Brown, followed by Liam Adams, 2nd in the middle of a marathon training session. U16 girls, Bianca Puglisi 6th and new member Tia Chitty 19th. U16 boys, Lachlan Attard 12th, Christian Knox 25th U18 girls, Rubi Alli 11th. U18 men, Athan Tsoulos 14th, Max Taylor 23rd U20 men, Muse Tesema 9th, Mason Scott 11th, Hayelom Dawit 15th, Zach Mottram 18th. Open Women, Charlotte Wilson 6th, Erin Rayner 43rd, Laura Patterson 66th. CLICK HERE for full results.... read more

XCR’17 Round 5: Sandown Relays

Sandown Relays July 8th Our very strong top Women’s team easily won Division 2. Amelia Mazza-Downie ran her section in 21.37, one of the fastest of the day, and Emilie Guy‘s 22.01 also brilliant. Together with Erin Rayner and Lauren Connell they blitzed the B grade field. Essendon women dominated Division 5 with teams finishing 1st and 2nd a long way ahead and also 5th. CLICK HERE for full... read more

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