New Members Information

Undated: 13/09/2018

Thank you for your enquiry about Essendon Little Athletics.

The new Track & Field season starts at 8am on Saturday 6th October and continues weekly until 23rd March 2019, with a break over the Christmas period. Please note that due to track resurfacing works by the Moonee Valley Council, some weekly competition will be held at a different venue/time. We are awaiting confirmation of dates by the Council but it will include November and December.

4 year olds can commence in Little Aths (U6 age group) from the start of the track & field season as long as they turn 5 years old on, or prior to, 31st December 2018. Athletes turning 5 years old after 31st December can commence participation on/after their 5th birthday.

Cost: Registration fees for season 2018/19 will be

  • $145 each for the first two children in a family
  • $135 each for the 3rd & 4th child and free for each subsequent child.
  • Weekly Fee: $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family

Teams: The Essendon Centre is made up of 4 Teams:

  • Aberfeldie (Blue)
  • Bombers (Red)
  • Niddrie (Green)
  • Royal Ascot (Yellow)

We try and zone children who attend primary schools within the Essendon area to one of the teams as follows:

  • Aberfeldie: Aberfeldie PS, Resurrection, Our Lady of Nativity
  • Bombers: Essendon PS, St Monica’s, St Therese’s
  • Niddrie: St John Bosco’s, Essendon North PS, St Margaret’s (Maribyrnong), Niddrie PS.
  • Royal Ascot: Ascot Vale PS, Ascot Vale West PS, Moonee Ponds PS, St Mary’s (Ascot Vale) Moonee Ponds West PS

If your child/ren do not attend one of the above schools, they can choose which Team they join.


Please note: Registration fees are non-refundable.

If your child is unsure about whether they will like Little Athletics, bring them along to our Come & Try Day on Saturday 22nd September at the Moonee Valley Athletics Track between 9:00 – 11am. Although the day doesn’t follow the same format as a normal competition day, you will get a taste of what Little Aths is like. When you arrive, go to the Essendon marquee.

Alternatively once the season starts, children can be a visitor for a week for a $2 donation to the RCH and try the events held on that day. Go to the Visitor Table in the pavilion when you arrive and please bring proof of age.

How to register:  Registrations need to be completed and paid online at Click on the “register now” button on the right side of the front page and follow the directions.

Proof of Age (eg. Birth Certificate) must be shown on the first day that you attend Little Athletics or emailed prior to If proof of age is not sighted the registration will not be finalised and your child will be ineligible for points.

Uniform: Team t’shirts are available to purchase from the team that your child/ren join.
Boys wear plain black shorts/bike shorts. Girls wear plain black shorts/bike shorts or sports briefs (bum-huggers).

Parental Obligations: The Essendon Centre has made a decision that parents/guardians who register a child for season 2018/19 are required to help one week out of every three and obtain 24 points by the end of the season. The Centre is run by volunteers and help by all parents is crucial for the Centre to operate. A parent or guardian is required to be in attendance at all times.
If you have any further queries, please email: