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
All coaches must have a current UKA Coaching Licence. These are only issued on completion of a CRB form.
|Chris Causer||Assistant Coach||Young Athletes|
|Michael Causer||Assistant Coach||All Ages||Strength and Conditioning|
|Christine Dempsey||Athletics Leader||Under 13's Acorns||0151 426 1348|
|Courtney Dodson||Assistant Coach||Young Athletes||Barry Greenall||Athletics Leader||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|
|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|
|Rosie Dyer||Trainee||Children in Athletics|
|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
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