Weekly Wrap October 31st 2023


Weekend 1 of AV All Schools T&F Championships has been run and won with some amazing performances, numerous PB’s and a bucket load of podium finishes!

We had many AE juniors competing and vying for a gold or silver which gives them the automatic qualification for National All Schools in Perth on 8-10 December 2023.

Gold Medalists
Ela Uzun (U14) 3000m Walk: 13:52.64
ArmaniMauriohooho (U15) High Jump: 1.63m
SashaJurson (U16) High Jump: 1.60m
LaraSacaner (U18) 1500m: 4:37.59
Charlotte Jackson (U18) 2000m Steeple: 7:34.14
Noah Tarallo(U15) 2000m Steeple: 6:39.10
Jonty Neethling (U16) 2000m Steeple: 6:16.03
Josh Djatschenko (U16) 100m : 11.06
Maddox Wilson(U16) High Jump: 1.84m
Charles Barrett (U17)
2000m Steeple: 6:09.06
1500m: 3:58.75
Macca Leith(U18) Discus: 53.54
Luca Sebastiano(U18) 100m: 10.86

Silver Medalists
Ella Leith (U15) Shot Put:10.86m
Molly Bremner (U15) 2000m Steeple:7:38.93
Sarah Fitzpatrick (U16 2000m Steeple: 7:41.96
Khushnoor Rangi (U17) Triple Jump:11.30m
Tesia Haggai (U18) Triple Jump: 11.35m
Lucas Harris (U15) 2000m Steeple:6:40.94
Oscar Lichter (U16) 2000m Steeple:6:37.02
Maddox Wilson (U16) Discus: 49.91m
Sebastian Weickhardt (U18) Triple Jump: 13.46m

Bronze Medalists
Havana Ali (U14) 3000m Walk: 16:18.62
Armani Mauriohooho (U15) 90m Hurdles: 14.03
Sasha Jurson (U16) 90m Hurdles:13.88
Archer Bramble (U15) 2000m Steeple: 6:52.30
William Hurt (U16) 100m: 11.21
Aiden Davis (U16) 2000m Steeple: 6:51.28
Arden Stevens (U17) Triple Jump:13.25m
Jack Downey (U20) High Jump: 1.80m

Such fantastic results!! Congratulations to each and every athlete! Good work must be acknowledged in relation to all our super Essendon coaches who are behind many of these performances.

Good luck to all athletes competing in Week 2!

The Helper App has been updated with duties for this coming weekend so it would be awesome if parents/friends of athletes could all chip in and pop their name into a 1hr hour slot. – THANKS IN ADVANCE!!


Put Saturday, 11 November into your calendars because that is the date for our highly-anticipated Essendon Gift! We have a massive 570 athletes entered.

A twilight meet at Aberfeldie with the first race scheduled for 3pm There will be a bar running and a BBQ so there’s no need to go anywhere all afternoon and evening and of course, non-stop athletics excitement!! You can also grab a pic of yourself in front of the epic Gift Wings – we would love you to post this to your social media accounts with the hashtag #ESSENDONGIFT23

The event will be accessible on Livestream via My Sport Live, if you can’t make it.

Set-up helpers would be greatly appreciated from 12pm to 3pm on the day with a sausage and cold beer provided for your generous efforts.


Start getting your teams together to represent Essendon at the upcoming State Relay Championships on Saturday, 25 November.

We have interest for and are seeking volunteers for both:

Open Women’s 4×400 relay

Open Men’s 4×400 relay

You can contact your AVSL Team Manager and drop in your race preferences and hopefully, we can get a few teams out there to enjoy a bit of team spirit and camaraderie.

Entries close November 20 so there’s plenty of time to get sorted and maybe hang another cheeky state medal on your wall or just have a fantastic day racing with your teammates!!


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