Supporting Geelong athletes for over 50 years

Athletics Chilwell Inc. has been a pillar of the Geelong athletics community since 1966.

Our club was formed by a local schoolteacher, and members first competed in the Geelong Little Athletics Centre’s competition at Landy Field in October 1966. Senior athletics got under way in August 1967.

In the early 1970s the club built a strong community presence when Chilwell entered teams in competitions including little athletics, senior athletics, netball, volleyball and little league football. 

Over time the club became solely focused on athletics, and is now one of only two clubs in the Geelong area to support both little athletics and senior athletics.

This means that Athletics Chilwell can provide a smooth and continuous pathway to competition, training and development to athletes of any age, including the transition from little athletics to senior competition.

Proudly a family-based club, Athletics Chilwell is a Geelong institution.

A rich history of champions

Athletics Chilwell has accumulated a long list of champion performers over more than 50 years of competition, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives, and national and state champions.

MARTY JACKSON is a Commonwealth Games silver medallist in the Shot Put (F38), and a three-time World Para Athletics Championship competitor for Australia including a bronze in 2019. Marty is a currently-competing club member who also coaches and mentors several local athletes in the Shot Put.

TIANA BORAS represented Australia at the 2022 World Under 20 Championships is Cali, Colombia, winning a Triple Jump bronze medal with leap that also set a new Australian Under 18 record. Tiana started her career with Chilwell in U8 competition and is now regarded as one of the most promising prospects in triple jump globally.

RICHARD COLMAN, AM has been a force in wheelchair racing for over 15 years, winning the T53 800m race at the London Paralympics in 2012 and the 400m at the 2011 World Championships. He also won silver medals in the 1500m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the 200m in the 2008 Paralympics. Richard is a current coach at Athletics Chilwell.

LEE TROOP is a three-time Olympic representative in the marathon, a four-time Australian representative at the World Cross Country Championships, a two-time World Athletics Championship representative and broke the Australian 5000m record in 1999. Lee rose through the ranks as a junior Chilwell star and is also a former club president.

KELLY CARTWRIGHT competed at the 2008 Paralympics in the 100m, set a world record in her amputee class on the way to winning gold in the 100m at the 2011 World Championships, set a 200m world record at the 2009 Oceania Paralympic Championships, and took gold in the 100m and Long Jump – and a world record in the latter – at the 2011 IPC World Championships.

TESSA CONSEDINE, another product of Chilwell’s junior program, competed at the World Junior Championships in 2012 where she finished 5th in her semi-final of the 400m Hurdles. She was also a member of the Australian 4x400m relay team in the final.

JEMIMA MOORE collected a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympics in the 4x100m wheelchair relay team.

LUKE BISSETT competed at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008, winning bronze in the javelin.

NED WEATHERLY finished 5th in the Hammer Throw at the 2014 World Youth Olympics.

Accredited coaching available

Athletics Chilwell currently offers access to accredited coaches in a range of track & field disciplines. Rates vary from free to $10 per session, and some coaches may offer a pay-by-the-month discount.

Geoff McDonald
Throws (age 14+)
0415 150 979

D’Artagnan Reed-Broekman
Long Jump, Triple Jump and Sprints - fees apply
0426 179 915

Mary McDonald
Sprints (12+)
0490 549 740

Graeme Watkins
Middle/Long Distance - fees apply (12+)
0412 336 479

Marty Jackson
Shot Put, Discus & Javelin (11+)
0491 180 415

Richard Colman
All track events - fees apply
0408 442 901

Our uniform

Singlets (male and female) and crop tops (female only) can be purchased directly from Athletics Chilwell in a variety of sizes to fit both little athletes and senior athletes.

Athletics Chilwell singlet - $45

Athletics Chilwell crop top - $45

Little athletes: 

Singlets and crop tops are available to purchase from the Chilwell desk on Saturday mornings during the summer track & field season. We also have some club hoodies available, please inquire for sizes.

Senior athletes: 

Singlets and crop tops may be purchased on Saturday afternoons during the summer track & field season, or at other times by arrangement - contact Mary McDonald on or 0490 549 740.

NOTE: All athletes are required to supply their own shorts, in royal blue or black only.

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