About

Welcome to the family club

The Preston Athletics Club welcomes any person male or female 11 years and over of any standard from beginner to elite athlete, providing opportunities to participate at a variety of levels, including men’s division 1, 2 and 3 and women’s division 1 and 2 and also under 14, 16, and 18 in both men and women. If you wish to compete there is a place suited for you in any of our teams, even on the cheering team. The club will provide you with expert coaching, the equipment required and an exciting social atmosphere - all you require is a pair of running shoes. Whether you wish to become an Olympian or just have fun jogging with friends, your local athletics club can help you.

Why Athletics?

Athletics is a great way to exercise and have fun in a friendly and safe environment. There is something for everyone from walking and running to jumping and throwing. Competition is team based with clubs competing for points each week. So whether you come first or eighth you will still be helping your club to win!

Social Activities 

Whilst athletic training and competition provides its own special rewards we also organize a variety of social events throughout the year. These range from casual BBQ’s to club based events such as the Club Handicap or Presentation Night. Members are encouraged to become actively involved. Involvement makes a great Club.

Club Rules

The Preston Athletic Club Inc rules are available in our download section.

Club History

The Preston Athletic Club began in 1930 as the Preston Northcote Athletic Club. The club was based at the Preston Football Ground. In 1962 the club moved to its present location of Edwardes Lake Park. The Preston – Reservoir Women’s Athletic Club began in 1957 and was based on a grass area in Preston opposite the old PANCH hospital.

 

In 1986 both the Men’s and Women’s Clubs joined to form the club as it is today. During the 1960’s to the early 1980’s the club was one of the largest in Australia with membership of around 175-200. In 1960 the men won the A grade premiership and both the men and women’s clubs were the best in Australia over many years.

 

Since the inception of the club at least thirteen members have represented Australia in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games with Lisa Jane Weightman being selected for London 2012 Olympic Games following her selection for Beijing and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Not only has the club provided many fine athletes it has been responsible for many other prominent members of society.

 

Currently the club has around 76 members and trains at Edwardes Lake Park and competes at various venues throughout our region and offers an opportunity for any member of the community and of any ability or gender to participate at whatever level they desire.

 

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The winning "A"grade team in 1960.

 

 

Life Members

Mr. W. Allamby

Mr. D. Bartlett

Mr. L. Bertolacci

Mrs. S. Brenen

Miss. P. Brudenell

Mr. A. Carlton

Mr. P. Carroll

Mr. R. Carroll

Mr. H. Cheeseman

Mrs. N. Craig

Mr. M. Devlin

Mrs. L. Downes

Miss. S. Downes

Mrs. K. Garrard

Mr. A.E. Galagher

Mrs. J. Green

Mr. K.P. Hardman

Miss. S. Hart

Mr. K. Hart

Mr. J. Hawkins

Mrs. S. Hawkins

Mr. T. Hawkins

Mr. S. Jacobs

Mr. R. Jolley

Mr. R. Kellar

Mr. B. Larchin

Mr. H. Larchin

Mr. D. Long

Mr. A. McDonough

Mr. J Neale

Mr. V. Newmark

Mr. P. O’Doherty Jnr

Mr. S. Quinton

Mrs. C. Rendina

Mrs. B. Rorison

Mr. M. Siomou

Mrs. G. Stebbing

Mr. H. Stephenson

Mrs. J. Stephenson

Mr. I Stewart

Mr. C. Thorne

Miss. L. Vann

Mr. R. Villani

Mrs. J. Wakeling

Mr. J. Wakim

Mr. S Wing

 

 

Deceased Life Members

 

Mr. H. Angus

Mr. R. Boxer

Mr. H.H. Brennan

Mr. D. H. Brennan

Mr. G. Bertolacci

Mr. I. Cameron

Mr. E. Devlin

Mr. R. Eaton

Mr. C. Harburn

Mr. J. Lacey

Mr. P. O’Doherty

Mr. D. Wakeling

Mr. H. Wright

Mr. D. Black

 

 

 

Latest Events

Tue Sep 26 @ 5:00PM -
Club BBQ
Sat Oct 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
AV Round 1 - Doncaster