Vale Steven Downes

Athletics Essendon acknowledges the passing of life member, Steven Downes.

Steven joined Athletics Essendon not long after the merger of the men’s and women’s athletics associations where he became a keen supporter and prominent official, working at all levels of athletics events, including at the international standard.

Specialising in Pole Vault officiating, he served the sport until he was 80 and consequently received life membership with the club.

Our thoughts are with Steven’s family and friends.