Welcome To Athletics Essendon Inc​

Developing Outstanding Athletes


At Athletics Essendon we welcome new members to our friendly, competitive and supportive club atmosphere. Since the turn of the century the club has had a ratio of 2 females for every 3 male members with the ratio gradually approaching parity.

Since 2000, 12 female members and 14 males have represented the club at International meets.

The club membership includes a diverse range of ethnic groups.

Athletics Essendon has the rare distinction of having representatives at the last 14 Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Plaques for our 17 Olympians are erected on a wall at Moonee Valley Athletic Centre.

Athletics Essendon has won the H. H. Hunter Shield for best overall performance at Victorian Championships in 9 of the past 13 seasons including the most recent – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


For information regarding joining the club, go to the MEMBERSHIP link above.

Athletics Essendon is one of the largest, most successful clubs in Australia with members ranging from Olympians to juniors to Masters to Recreational runners, all enjoying this great sport.

As a member you will enjoy a top-class track, a well-appointed gym and have access to highly qualified coaches across all disciplines.
The club’s longest serving coach, Bill Burke bequeathed a fund to support young athletes; you can read more about Bill’s legacy in the MEMBERSHIP section.

New members should be at least 12 years old. Younger athletes should contact Essendon Little Athletics.

Latest News

The Bill Burke Classic 2020

Saturday November 7 saw the 14th running of the Bill Burke Classic.  Moved from the traditional April time slot due to COVID19, there were limited …

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Warm-Up Gear is Back!

ATHLETICS ESSENDON branded warm-up gear is back by popular demand! It looks like we are a step closer to competition- and what better way to …

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2020/2021 Season Membership Fee Update

During the week, Athletics Victoria announced changes to their membership costs as a result of the proposed condensed 2020/21 season caused by the covid pandemic. …

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The President’s Run-Through- September 2020

Introducing our new club President- Andy Boudrie. I thought it would be a good idea to start a regular communication from the president on behalf …

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Our Numbers

Represented at

Consecutive Olympic Games
Consecutive Commonwealth Games

Come And Join Us At Moonee Valley Athletics Track