AVSL 2022/23: Playoffs 2 Wrap

After six long month the 2022/23 AVSL season has finally come to an end. With Playoffs 2 being only a few weeks out from nationals it was fantastic to see a number of athletes use the round as a warmup to prepare for nationals in Brisbane. For those not heading to nationals, it was the […]

AVSL 2022/23: Playoffs 1 Wrap

It was fantastic to see a strong turn out from our red and black army for Playoff 1 at Tom Kelly Athletics Track on Saturday. With hot and humid conditions it was great to see so many athletes dig deep and work hard to earn the club valuable points. With our parents keeping a hawk-like […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 10 Wrap

This weekend saw the AVSL home & away rounds conclude at the infamous Keilor Park. Despite the constant stream of planes interrupting the flow of the track events it was the perfect way to end the main draw of the season. Congratulations to our newest club member, Emeric Amice on competing at his first track […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 9 Wrap

The risk of activating our Powerplay in the second last round of the home and away season paid off with the club recording a massive 52,673 points. This fantastic team effort saw us top the Premier Division for round 9 and secure 10 valuable ladder points which were doubled to 20 and has secured out […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 8 Wrap

AVSL for 2023 began with a bang with three club records falling in a matter of hours. Congratulations to Kevin Healy on adding a 7th hammer throw record to his tally. Healy broke Grant Dunt’s 33-year U20 record with a massive throw of 59.47m. Another 3-decade old record fell when Mackenzie Leith set a new […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 7 Wrap

We’re officially back! AVSL Round 7 marked the return of inter-club competition to Aberfeldie after the flooding in October and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. With a twilight competition to mark the end of 2022 it was the perfect night to finish the first half of the season. With over 1,250 event […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 6 Wrap

It took six rounds, but we finally hit our first 30+ degree competition for the 2022/23 season. As we’ve now past the midpoint of the season it was fantastic to see number of athletes begin to enter extra events in order to ensure they’d qualified for the Playoffs. This week our “power event” was triple […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 5 Wrap

The Melbourne weather threw ferocious gusts of wind, arctic blasts and rain, but none of that could contend with the determination of the athletes to outlast natures force. Despite a number of flying marquees, chairs and high jump mats round 5 of AVSL went ahead successfully. Despite the many challenges faced by our athletes it […]

AVSL 2022/23: Round 4 Wrap

It was a big weekend for Athletics Essendon with both the Essendon Gift and Round 4 of AVSL taking place. Now we are into the fourth round we have many athletes who have now completed the required minumum 3 rounds of competition and are therefore qualified to compete in Playoffs. Well done to all of […]

The Athlete Diaries: Competition Life as a Thrower (AVSL Round 3)

By Sarah Mullens It was another stellar weekend of throwing from Athletics Essendon’s dedicated throws crew. Still minus Matt Makin, and missing crew admin Sarah Mullens due to injury, Mark Hambling (M40), Mason Hambling (M14), and Imogen Makin (F16) made the journey out to Knox and Doncaster for an afternoon of throwing madness. Taking ownership […]