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Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up And Running is a Junior Run Squad based in Centennial Parklands at Randwick in Sydney.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (7820)/Comments (0)/
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Sprinters and hurdlers flourish under coach Mick Zisti

Sprinters and hurdlers flourish under coach Mick Zisti

Have you noticed the tremendous number of sprinters and hurdlers emerging from the Cherrybrook athletics club in the last couple of years?

Mick Zisti is the name behind this wave of athletes. With the additional inspiration of the squad’s star athlete Michelle Jenneke, Zisti’s group have become one of the most dominate squads and clubs in junior sprinting and hurdling in Australia. Nearly every Australian team, from youth to senior, Zisti has placed an athlete on the team.

In recent years they have included: Michelle Jenneke, Nick Andrews, Jacob McCorry, Jordan Shelley and Rachel Pace.

Zisti’s next wave of talent include: Tiana Death, Imogen Breslin, Katie Devitt, Harry Andrews, Courtney Cattell, Emily Britten, Nic Thomson, Nick Dang, Nat Setiadji, Mia Hemsworth and more.

We caught up with Mick Zisti about his coaching career.

Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (3557)/Comments (0)/
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Coach Question and Answer: Bronwyn Hager

Coach Question and Answer: Bronwyn Hager

During the recent NSW 5000 metres community race you could hear one of the leading competitors Bronwyn Hager encouraging her opposition throughout the race. After the race we learned that Hager is a coach at the inner Sydney community club Woodstock Runners.

 

Friday, 26 February 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (4058)/Comments (0)/
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Coaching pioneer Dawes

Coaching pioneer Dawes

Andrew Dawes is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest ever coaches. His early work has been pioneering, setting the standard and a pathway for others to follow. His athletes have included three of the world’s finest Louise Sauvage, Kurt Fearnley and Christie Dawes.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1499)/Comments (0)/
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Coaching pioneer Dawes

Coaching pioneer Dawes

Andrew Dawes is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest ever coaches. His early work has been pioneering, setting the standard and a pathway for others to follow. His athletes have included three of the world’s finest Louise Sauvage, Kurt Fearnley and Christie Dawes.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1499)/Comments (0)/
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Belinda’s back in the sport as a coach

Belinda’s back in the sport as a coach

Belinda Cosgrove was a very a competitive sprinter who ran against Cathy Freeman and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor in their junior years – and she could match them! Career and family followed for Belinda, but as her daughters showed interest in athletics, she returned to the sport, initially coaching them and as often happens it grew from there into a squad.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2100)/Comments (0)/
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Coach Angela Leadbeatter

Coach Angela Leadbeatter

Did you know one of NSW’s leading distance runners over the last decade Angela Leadbeatter is also a coach? In this article you can read her views and approach to coaching, highlighting to us all what a great asset she is too our coaching ranks. She particularly notes the need to nurture the very young athlete, including limited training loads, cross training and rest periods
Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2621)/Comments (0)/
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Coaches WE NEED YOU for the Sporting Schools Program

Coaches WE NEED YOU for the Sporting Schools Program

How many times have you heard an athlete say, I tried athletics at school, enjoyed it, then decided to join an athletics club. It is one of the most common pathways of athletes into our sport. Also as coaches, we know the impact of sport on young people. It can build and improve confidence, fitness, resilience, tolerance, sense of achievement, reward, patience, connection and engagement.

Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2435)/Comments (0)/
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Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach achievements can often go unrecognised as they work in the background or at the training track. But one performance which must rate as one of the best-ever for Australia was Iryna Dvoskina’s coaching efforts in London – and the many hours, days and months leading up to the event. Canberra-based Dvoskina, coached two NSW and one WA athlete to great success at the Para-Athletics World Championships in London in July.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2412)/Comments (0)/
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