AVSL 2021 /22 Round 1

And we’re off!! Rain, wind & cold couldn’t hold us back as we ventured far & wide to compete for the kick off of the 2021 / 22 AVSL season. A big thank you to everyone who helped get athletics back up and running!

A special welcome to the many new members to our club who got out for round 1. With their contributions, we placed 2nd in Premier Div, 7000 points behind Glenhuntly who used their Powerplay to good effect! Round 5 is shaping up to be our Powerplay round so pencil it in as a MUST DO 3 EVENTS week!!

Kevin Healy was this weeks MVA with 1516 points; Mackenzie Leith was 7th (1398 pts) and Richard Brophy 11th (1361 pts). Great work team!

Four Essendon age group teams topped their age division. W18 (2406 pts), M16 (6450 pts), W14 (6005 pts) and M40+ (10,102 points).

500 pointers:

Mackenzie Leith discus 49.10m 544 pts

Kevin Healy Hammer 61.81m 526 point and discus 47.68m 515 pts. Wow!

Jamison Towers long jump 5.01m 521 points

Mackenzie Leith discus 49.10m 514 pts

Richard Brophy high jump 1.60m 515 pts

Ella Duncan high jump 1.50m 512 pts

Thomas Sims high jump 1.90m 511 pts (PB)

Bouchaib Chefnaoui 5000m 16:03.5 512 pts

Brett Maurer 200m 23.83 508 pts

PBs Congratulations on a great start to the season!

New member Montana Beruldsen 800m 2:34.2

Marco Spagnuolo 200m 24.02″

Noah Hijazi 200m 24.94″

Zac Hijazi 200m 23.72″

Jonty Neethling 3000m 9:53 (a 25 sec PB)

Riley Walsh 800m 2:10.6

Emily Mifsud 3000m 10:53.6 (almost 1 minute off her previous best)

Dylan Rowbottom 3000m 10:38

Alicia Gec 200m 29.29 in her first run with ESS.


Let’s assume ESS make the Play Offs. In order to be selected, you will need to have competed at least 3 times during the season AND have a ranking in the events you wish to do. More info as AV release it.

Round 2

Entries opened last Wednesday and close at noon this Wednesday.

We are hosting AVSL at Aberfeldie and need helpers to assist the AV officials

The club’s Helpers App is easy to use: go to the Essendon helper App

Use your name & mobile to either register or log in.

Select your preferred time & job – DONE! You’ve just helped our sport run smoothly. Thank You!

If you want to help but can’t work the App, call John on 0414373157 and he’ll find two jobs for you.

Finally, like all good journos, we need our sources. So if you get a PB, do something “news worthy”, break a club record etc let us know. (John Cooper 0414 373 157 or

P.s. want to check out the club records? They’re on the website under HISTORY