Weekly Wrap October 25th 2023

Hello everyone!!

First and foremost, the club would like to congratulate and thank all those who helped out at Round 3. Homeground advantage in more ways than one with a great set-up crew that got the job done in an hour! Throughout the day, many Essendon athletes, parents and members were seen flitting around at all the event sites & it seriously made a huge difference to the organisational feel & flow of the day so let’s try and keep that momentum at all rounds going forward.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, big or small as we know that many hands make light work!


A big welcome to all our new members! We hope you are enjoying the club so far and if you haven’t already, you should hear from your team managers soon 😊

Please see below for your team manager’s details and feel free to reach out should you have any questions.

Kristen Towers Women U14-U18
Adrian Wrout Women U14-U18 (assist)
Sandra Shultze Men U14-U18
Melissa Foster Women U20 & Open
Vishnu Satish Men U20 & Open
Kristian Lakusa 40+


We need to provide a number of Helpers this coming Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at the Vic All Schools T&F Championships.

We know lots of Athletics Essendon families will be out competing and we would appreciate anyone who could help out with a duty, to help spread the load!

The Helpers App Link is now live and can be accessed here:

On Saturday 28th Oct, we still need helpers for the following sessions: 

  • Session 2 (4 pm – 6:00 pm): Call Room – allocated in 1 hr time slots

On Sunday 29th Oct, we still need helpers for the following sessions: 

  • Session 2 (2 pm – 7 pm): Call Room – allocated in 1 hr time slots

I assume it will be similar time slots for the following weekend. Please don’t sit back and let the usuals come forward and give up their time; let’s share the load as this sport relies heavily on volunteers and if we don’t rally up enough names, then we will need to call each & every one of you to commit you to a timeslot. Please let Rebecca at know your availability & THANKS IN ADVANCE!!


Some fantastic results last weekend at Aberfeldie – We had 82 athletes score points in round 3, our best for the season to date.

We finished 2nd on the ladder in the AVSL Premier Division for round 3, which leaves us sitting 4th on the ladder overall.

Here are the athletes individual highlights for this round:

Athletics Essendon Club Record – 1500 walk, U13 to u16 records – CONGRATULATIONS Ela Uzun (F14) in an incredible time of 6:37.0, eclipsing the previous record by 45 seconds!

500 pointers
Mackenzie Leith (M18) Discus – 45.27m 500 Also second in the MVA R3 – amazing!
Kevin Healy (M20) Hammer – 54.21 505
Luca Sebastiano (M18) 100 – 10.95 517 Despite a headwind!
Charles Barrett (M18) 1500 – 3:56.6 522
Josh Djatschenko (M16) 100 – 11.17 522 Times are getting quicker and quicker!
Molly Bremner (F14) 2000 steeple – 7:41.33 527
Ela Uzun (F14) 1500 walk – 6:37.0 569 Club Record!

1000+ points
Mackenzie Leith 1456
Kristian Lakusa 1337
Sasha Jurson 1299
Ella Leith 1289
Arden Stevens 1266
Mel Foster 1259
Armani Mauriohooho 1221
Sienna Gec 1205
Maddox Wilson 1198
Khushnoor Rangi 1117
Hannah Gec 1109
Kim Walsh 1085

Division Winners – Congrats to M18 and W16

Havana Ali (F14) 1500 walk 7:41.2
Ela Uzun (F14) 1500 walk 6:37.0
Ella Leith (F16) 100 12.97
Luca Sebastiano (M18) 100 10.95
Emily Mifsud (F18) 1500 4:45.2
Audrey Savage (F20) 1500 4:59.7h
Harriet Gray 1500 5:22.5h
Christian Reinhardt (MOP) 400 49.8


We had some athletes get out to Box Hill for a Twilight round last week, including:

Allison Rogers (FOP) 800m 2:29.96
Charles Barrett (M18) 3000m 8:27.62
James Cruse (M18) 3000m 8:43.32
Jude Barrett (M16) 3000m 10:25.35


Get in quick for this crazy bargain – 5 pairs of Adidas sprint spikes for sale at $5 each, brand new, womens size 9-10.5/mens size 8-9.5. Great for training – just ask Mel Foster who scored two pairs on the weekend for a tiny $10!!!

Email or call John Cooper 0414 373 157 if you’re keen to have a look – get in quick.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything we missed! You can shoot our secretary Rebecca an email at or Kristen a text on 0417 117 252.