East Melbourne Harriers Established
East Melbourne, laying the foundation for the
East Melbourne Harriers.
The club adopted a uniform consisting of a dark blue jersey with "E.M.H." in white on the breast, black shorts with a white stripe, and a black cap.
On May 4, 1895, the Harriers held their first organized running meeting, which took place at the Brighton Beach baths and attracted 28 participants.
Essendon Harriers Established
The first documented report of the Essendon Harriers appeared in the Essendon Gazette on May 8, 1897, highlighting their participation in a Paperchase event.
First H. H. Hunter Shield Championship Title
World War I
World War I.
St. Thomas Harriers & Essendon Harriers Merge
Essendon Amateur Athletic Club Renaming
Essendon-Aberfeldie Women’s Amateur Athletic Club Established
Essendon-Aberfeldie Amateur Athletic Club.
1968 Olympics Human Rights Movment
The photo from the victory ceremony has become one of the most iconic photos in sporting history. In a show of solidarity and support for human rights, Peter Norman stood on the podium alongside Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) badge.
Essendon Amateur Athletic Centre Opens
Amalgamation of East Melbourne Harriers
& Essendon Amateur Athletic Club
East Melbourne Harriers meet to finalise the details of the amalgamation of the two clubs.
The new club colours were black, blue, red and white, with the uniform consisting of black shorts and a white singlet with red 'Essendon' blue 'EMH' and red and blue trimmings.
Athletics Essendon Established
The club adopts red and black as its official club colours.
The club goes on to win the Victorian State League championships in 1995-96, 1997-98 and 1998-99 as well as the men winning the H. H. Hunter Memorial Shield in 1996, 1997 and 1999.
Athletics Victoria Shield League Champions
Athletics Victoria Shield League Playoffs in the competitions inaugural season.
First Paralympic Medallist
20th H. H. Hunter Shield Championship Title
The complete list of the 20 Championships titles are:
1906, 1907, 1926, 1980, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2023.