The  Melton City Story

We began as the Melton South Little Athletics Centre, and were the 96th club to join the Victorian Little Athletics Association Inc.
Which is why you see us proudly displaying the number 96 on our logo.

Melton South Little Athletics Club was formed in 1969 by our Founder Barry Taylor.

 

Shortly after, other clubs were formed – West Melton Zebras, Wedge Park Comets, Coburns and Melton Greens.

The Centre was formed in 1973/74 as a result of the vision of some very determined people including Barry.

In 2002/03, the Clubs merged to simplify administration by operating as a Centre only.

As our Competition Manager, Barry still played a very large part, by planning and organizing the weekly program as well as other events for our Centre. We thank him for his endless generosity of time and spirit. The Centre is forever indebted to him and also the many other volunteers who have organised little athletics in Melton South for the past 48 years. In August 2017 Barry Taylor passed away at his home.   A list of Centre Life Members is included in the handbook.

The current committee members will endeavour to ensure that the vision and determination of those early pioneers of little athletics is continued, for the ongoing benefit of the children and community of the City of Melton.  In 2014 in an effort to encompass the entire community the centre changed it’s name to Melton City.

In June of 2016 Melton City moved to its new home on Bridge Rd Melton South to a purpose built all weather facility.