About YRA

See the Join page for information about joining athletics and the upcoming summer athletics season.


We are very lucky to have a wealth of knowledge and experience at Yarra Ranges Athletics Club and are very pleased to be able to offer you a range of training opportunities from our qualified coaches! Please don’t hesitate to contact them for more information.

Graeme Woolridge: 0411 559 192

Throws coaching- Javelin, Discus and Shot Put

Monday and Wednesday 4.30pm-6pm (starting October 10th)

Malcolm Duncan: 0447 078 114

Jumps coaching- Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump

Thursday session 1 6pm-6.45pm, session 2 6.45pm-7.30pm(starting October 13th)

Susan Taylor: 0407 513 774

Walks coaching- All ages and abilities, including parents/judging.

Thursday between 4.30pm-7.30pm to suit needs, by arrangement.

*Susan will be interstate or overseas for extended periods during October and November, so it might be best to contact her directly by phone or email sportmumsusan@gmail.com

Kate Downward: 0400 430 584

General skills and fitness- including running, jumping and throwing. Fun games and often a water fight! Little Athletes of all ages and abilities

Thursday 4pm-5pm (starting October 6th)

Jamie Strudley: 0402 233 677

Running coaching-Sprint, Hurdle and Middle Distance

Tues and Thurs 5.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday by arrangement

Sunday long run group (13+yo) – time & location differs each week so please contact us for information

(started October 4th)

*Please note: Jamie specialises in older athletes and these sessions will be less structured, where athletes will need to be independent and self-motivated.

Susan can be contacted to arrange coaching sessions through the winter.

If you haven’t attended coaching with Yarra Ranges Athletics before, e-mail for more information coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

Athletes of all ages and abilities will benefit from training.

Just like a team gets together to refine their skills and disciplines, so too can our athletes develop and improve with supervised training by our coaches.

Competition Days are busy and fast paced. It can be very difficult – no matter how hard we try – to provide truly effective coaching as events are being run. Athletes don’t get the benefit of repeated focus on their foundation skills and allowing improvement as they master each component of an event.

Our coaches continually work on developing their own skills and strive to ensure athletes are given programs that are both suitable for their age and abilities, while managing the volume of training and competition to avoid injury.

Attending training is another great way to develop friendships with other athletes and families from our club. Our camaraderie is one of our greatest strengths – don’t miss out!!

If you have any questions about the coaching that your athlete can receive contact our coaches by e-mail via coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au or follow the link here for schedules and contact numbers.

Track Hire

Morrison Reserve Regional Athletics Facility is available all year round for bookings.

Our state of the art, multi-purpose venue can host the widest range of events and activities.

In 2023, Yarra Ranges Athletics is responsible for receiving and managing bookings.

The venue can host the full range of athletics based sport activities on the all weather track, meeting all IAAF specifications. With excellent PA and lighting, you can host the largest crowd for either day or night events. A recently expanded large grandstand will shelter those attending.

Two huge track level shelters ensure officials and athletes have safe spaces while waiting between events.

From October to March, it may be possible to include the pavilion building for your event (additional hire fees apply, subject to availability).

Booking Morrison Reserve

Venue and equipment hire can now both be booked through Yarra Ranges Athletics.

Equipment for your event can be hired from Yarra Ranges Athletics club. If you only need gates opened for your event, a reduced hire fee covers reimbursement for a volunteer to visit and unlock gates for your event.

Contact Yarra Ranges Athletics regarding your equipment needs and other event management advice by e-mailing bookings@yarrarangesathletics.org.au or SMS to Michael on 0403 819 390

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