Coaching


Our training nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sutton Sports Centre from 6.30 – 8.30 with additional sessions arranged by individual coaches throughout the year and occasional sessions organised with outside coaches.

 

COACHING POLICY AND STRUCTURE

Coaching policy is determined by the Club Committee. The coaching structure is both athlete-centred and event-based. Child Protection policies are in place to prevent the development of exclusive and/or possessive coach/child relationships. All new coaches are mentored during their first year of coaching before being considered for upgrading.

 

Guidance for coaches

Coaches are expected to display high standards of conduct and adhere to the points outlined in the Guidelines for coaches and Code of Conduct.

All coaches must have a current UKA Coaching Licence. These are only issued on completion of a CRB form.

Coaches
Coach Level Group Speciality Contact No
Chris Causer Assistant Coach Young Athletes
Michael Causer Assistant Coach All Ages Strength and Conditioning
Chris Coatsworth LiRF Adults
Christine Dempsey Athletics Leader Under 13's Acorns 0151 426 1348
Courtney Dodson Assistant Coach Young Athletes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruth Garvey Assistant Coach Speed High Jump                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Barry Greenall Athletics Leader Young Athletes
Tony Harrison Assistant Coach Young Athletes
Matthew Lamb Assistant Coach Young Athletes
Ellie Mawdsley Assistant Coach Young Athletes
Helen McGoldrick Level 2 Young Athletes Middle Distance
Dave Morley Level 3 All Ages Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot
Nathan Orr Assistant Coach All Ages Throws
Chris Paton LiRF Adult Beginners
Pauline Picton Children in Athletics Young Beginners
Patricia Spark Assistant Coach Throws
Dr Phil Thomas Level 3 All Ages Throws, Jumps, Endurance, Multi-Events 01744 633476
Ray Vose Level 1 All Ages Endurance
Kay Wilcock LiRF Adult Beginners
Rachael Wilcock LiRF Children In Athletics, Adult Beginners
Stuart Woolland Level 1 Young Athletes

Assistants
Coach Level Group Speciality Contact No
Rosie Dyer Trainee Children in Athletics
Sue Lowrie QT All Ages Sprint Drills
Christina Rimmer Trainee Children in Athletics

Funding for Coaching Qualifications

The club is committed to helping new and existing coaches improve, and will assist with the cost of coaching courses where possible.  In return the club expects a commitment from the coach to
practise at the club, see   Guidelines for funding of coaching qualifications

 

Coaching Articles

See the following link for our Coaching Articles.

 

Parents and Volunteers

We are always on the lookout for people who would like to get more involved in helping out at the club.  In particular for parents of children at the club we’d love you to help out in some way.  Even a small commitment, like helping at internal club competitions, covering the desk for a short time, even marshalling a race for an hour helps the club – many hands make light work!

In time if you do develop an interest in coaching the club can help you to gain formal coaching qualifications.

Make a special effort following our Olympic year to get more involved, talk to your (child’s) coach or a member of the committee if you want to know more about how you could help us.

Make this year the year you get more involved in sport. Volunteer Benefits