About The Club

Based in one of Melbournes Bayside towns and founded in 1942, the Mentone Athletic Club has a proud history of producing highly successful and competitive athletes.

Mentone Athletic Club has a culture built on camaraderie, fitness and fun for senior athletes aged 13+ with a varying range of fitness and abilities. We have coaching for summer and winter events, including middle distance running, sprinting, pole vault, hammer, discus and other throwing and jumping events. We can also boast some internationally competitive athletes who are only too willing to offer advice and guidance to other Mentone athletes.

Our teams and athletes compete throughout the year in the Athletics Victoria Shield League and Victorian & Australian Track and Field Championships as well as in XCR Athletics Victorias premier Cross Country and Road series during the winter season.

Our club provides a supportive environment for serious athletes to train with highly qualified and experienced coaches. The club also caters for athletes of all abilities and is proud to support our paralympians.

Club Services and Programs
The services and programs that Mentone Athletic Club provides to club members includes access to a fully equipped training venue at the Mentone Athletics Centre (Dolamore) and a panel of highly qualified and experienced coaches.

Mentone Athletics Centre (Dolamore)
Members have priority use of Dolamore for training on the following days/times

  • Mondays 4.30 pm - 9.00pm
  • Tuesdays 4.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Thursdays 4.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Sundays 9.30 am – 12.00pm
Club members have access to a panel of highly qualified and experienced coaches covering the full range of running, throws, jumps, vaulting and race walking. See Mentone Athletic Club website under Training for names, contact details and availability.

Fitness and conditioning
Several club coaches club provide fitness and conditioning programs. All members and especially new members are most welcome.
  • Program for youth athletes up to 18 years. Depending on participants and availability, this coaching will run at the Mentone track on Sundays 10am - 11am. The program will focus on increasing fitness and conditioning in preparation for the next summer track season. Contact Ben Skurka
  • Programs for older/more experienced athletes of all abilities (please refer to the Training page of the website).
Arrangements will be made with specialist field events coaches to attend particular sessions during the winter off season period to provide the opportunity for club members to try different events.

Please contact Rupert van Dongen on mobile 0407097863 if you would like further details.

Payments to Mentone Athletic Club
The bank account details for athletes wishing to purchase items (eg. uniforms, relay entries) from the club are as follows:
Account Name: Mentone Athletic Club
BSB: 633 000
Account #: 179 847 322
Please note membership payments and renewals are made directly through the AV portal.