Coaching

Overview

Our coach-lead sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Ashfield Track, starting at 6.30pm.

All of our coaches are fully qualified and CRB Checked. The club has a clearly defined coaching structure based on UK Athletics guidelines. To underscore our committment to our junior members the club has achieved the Sport England Clubmark award.

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections and is aimed at developing the skills and optimising the talents of young people, as well as encouraging healthy, active lifestyles. The award recognises that the club holds all the necessary criteria to fulfil its commitment to junior athletics, with qualified coaches, a child welfare officer, and a safe environment in which youngsters can participate in athletics.

If you would like some advice please contact one of our coaches who will be happy to help or email our Club Secretary.

Coaches

Malcolm Hackney, Level 2 Group event coach S,E,A

Vic Bevington, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Wendy Fradley, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Julia Bailey, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Martin Bailey, Level 2 Group event coach E,A

Laura Matthews, Level 1 Assistant coach

Amy Whitehurst, Level 1 Assistant coach

Michelle Buckle, Level 1 Assistant coach / Leader in

Running Fitness

Hannah Jones, Coaching Assistant

Leaders in Running Fitness

Lynne Frith

Rebecca Ibbs

Belinda Riley

Melanie Young

Rachel Tweedie

Helen Towers

Kat Saunders

Gareth Copley-Jones

Mark Cooper

Olly Clarke

Officials

Malcolm Hackney Level 2 (Region) – Endurance, RA, HS, Race Adjudicator

Wendy Fradley, Level 2- F, T, TK, HS

Hannah Jones, Level 2- F, HS

Laura Matthews, Assistant Official

Mike Whitmore

Darren Smith

Volunteers

A number of parents also help out at the training sessions and are gaining coaching experience.

To help us to continue to grow as our club we need additional coaches in all areas of athletics, so if you are interested please come down to the track and see how you could help out.

The club will support you as much as it can in getting you started on the coaching pathway.