Williamstown Athletic Club
Where the track meets the sea
2019 Welcome Run and XCR Information Day
Welcome to Williamstown Athletic Club
The Williamstown Athletic Club is the home of athletics for Melbourne’s inner western suburbs. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in athletics. If you’re a social jogger looking to improve your fitness or have previous experience in athletics we can cater to you.
We are affiliated with Athletics Victoria, the state representative body for athletics in Victoria and we participate in their competitions. The competition season commences with the Cross Country Series (XCR) in May and goes through to September, then the Track and Field AV Shield competition commences in October and goes through to April. We are a year round sport!
Both XCR and Track and Field seasons provide everyone, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in athletics in a fun and friendly way. There are also opportunities for many athletes to participate at state, national and international competitions.
We have a team of experienced coaches that can help you improve your athletic skills in a range of events and disciplines. Did you know that in athletics you can do more than just run? You can also participate in the jumping events – high jump, long jump and triple jump, and the throwing events – discus, javelin and shot put. You can also hurdle and run the steeplechase! Our training sessions are mostly conducted at our home track at Newport Park Athletics Facility, the corner of the Strand and North Road, Newport.
We have a full IAAF standard synthetic athletic track and gym for use by our members. We might be biased but we think our facilities are the best athletic facilities in the state.
Our club was established in 1925 and we have a long and proud history of participation in athletics. Over the years we have had many commonwealth and Olympic representatives that we are very proud of…we’re proud of all our members in fact!
If you’re thinking about joining an athletic club or would like to know more, please contact us, you’ll love it!
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The Club’s training base is the Williamstown Athletics Centre located at Newport Park (Melway Map 56 B4). The brand new state of the art, international standard track plays host to several events and competitions over the summer track season. It also provides athletes with the a great surface for regular training.
The pavilion, named after former club president and life member Graeme Morrish, originally opened in 1998 provides modern change facilities, a canteen, meeting rooms and also houses the electronic timing system.
The Jamieson Room is our large, purpose built Club Room where we hold our social events and which offers a beautiful view over the track. You can find our gym and indoor warm up area located here too. The Jamieson Room extension to the Pavilion was completed in 2016 and named after the Jamieson family in honour of their tremendous contribution to the Club over many decades.
Corner &, The Strand & North Rd, Newport VIC 3015