- We aspire to be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the finest schools for talented young T&F athletes
- To provide a training environment that will prepare developing athletes for selection in Athletics Australia pathway programs and national representation.
- To develop a culture that promotes consistent training habits and routines
The Training Program
All athletes in the MSA athletics program are expected to attend all scheduled technical training sessions conducted by MSA coaching staff. Athletes in a national pathway program (national u17 or u19 squad) can negotiate with the Head Coach an individual training schedule.
Athletes who are not in the national training program but wish to maintain an external coach can do so, provided they attend a minimum of two technical training sessions per week with an MSA technical coach.
Compulsory Training Sessions
Monday 3.30- 4.45 MSA
Tuesday 3.30-5pm Aberfeldie
Thursday 3.30-5pm MSA
* Maribyrnong College Athletics Training Complex (MSA)
* Aberfeldie Athletics Track
Amelia Mazza Downie – Australian World Youth Team 2015, Australian U20's World Champs team
Celeste Mucci - Australian World Youth Team 2015, Australian U20's World Champs team
Cameron Searle - Australian U20's World Champs team
Jessis Andrew - Australian Oceania Championships team
AUSTRALIAN U17 / U19 PROGRAM REPS
2014 Celeste Mucci U17 squad
2015 Celeste Mucci, Amelia Mazza Downie, Cameron Searle U17 squad
2016 Jessie Andrew, Catherine Mendes U17 Squad - Celeste Mussi, Cameron Searle U19 Squad
Over 80 athletes have represented Victoria in national competitions. A comprehensive list of our state representatives can be found here
2013,2014, 2015 SSV STATE CHAMPION SCHOOL
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 AUSTRALIAN ALL SCHOOL KNOCKOUT FINALISTS
2015 IAAF MELBOURNE WORLD CHALLENGE RELAY CHAMPION GIRLS
2015, 2016 AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVE TEAM AT SIMPLOT GAMES IDAHO USA
Specialist Coaches and Staff
Darren Clark - Head Coach: Level 3 advanced multi event coach, Former SSV state coach, Maribyrnong Sports Academy Athletics head coach.
Gregor Gojrzewski - Squad Coach: Level 5 Middle and Long Distance Coach, Level 4 IAAF in Middle and Long Distance Coach , Talent Target Program State Coach for Distance.
David Battistella - Sprinters: Coaching our 200 - 400m runners. Was the coach of our 2018 Simplot games team
Alwyn Jones - Jumps Coach: Alwyn finished fifth at the 2004 World Junior Championships, won the bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and finished eighth at the 2006 World Cup. Alwyn is also a nine-time national champion.
Celeste Mucci - Multi Event Coach: Celeste is a past student of Maribyrnong Sports Academy who has completed her level 2 Multi Event Coaching Accreditation. Celeste will be assisting with MSA Head Athletics coach Darren Clark and his talented Multi Event Squad. Celeste is a World Junior and Commonwealth Games Athlete in Heptathlon.