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Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne is one of our NSW’s coaches helping deliver athletics to a different group of school children. He is one of our valued coaches in the Australian Sports Commission funded Sporting Schools Program. In this article he provides an understanding of this program and recalls a couple of rewarding moments for him as a coach which highlight the power of sport on wellbeing and confidence. Read more about this program here and his journey. Thanks Andrew for making a difference in the lives of these athletes.

Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (281)/Comments (0)/
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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (768)/Comments (0)/
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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 (2353)/Comments (0)/
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Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Here is an interesting coaching pathway. Ten years ago, Brad Woods fell into coaching, now he is working full-time at Trinity Grammar, one of the most successful athletics sports programs in Australia, and also coaching across other sports and their elite and development programs. In this interview, Brad talks about the challengers of coaching in the short school year. He also tells us about how he remained patient as coach, while an athlete played three other sports, but eventually returned a successful athletics career.

 

Friday, 17 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3553)/Comments (0)/
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Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Former endurance athlete Brett Mathison transitioned into coaching about 10 years ago, and in the last few years started teaching and coaching at the very successful youth development program at Westfields Sports High. Mathison now coaches over 20 athletes, primarily middle-distance, but also in walks and even 400m hurdles. In this interview, he talks about different commitment levels between athletes; and notes the different reasons athletes do athletics.

Thursday, 16 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3620)/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 (661)/Comments (0)/
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“He has been a father figure to me,” says Stevens about coach-Knowles

“He has been a father figure to me,” says Stevens about coach-Knowles

The performance by Dani Stevens to win a world title in 2009 and silver medal in 2017, has been a outcome of a coach-athlete relationship that has developed and been refined for nearly 20 years. Just prior to departing for London for the world championships, Stevens spoke fondly about her special relationship with coach Knowles, who along with Stevens received a silver medal at the world championships.

Monday, 14 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3777)/Comments (0)/
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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 (2359)/Comments (0)/
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Coaching legend Max Debnam

Coaching legend Max Debnam

For over 55 years, legendary coach Max Debnam has been developing generations of athletes in Newcastle. Although he ‘retired’ five years ago, he continues to mentor coaches and guide a small squad of athletes.

Saturday, 13 May 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1908)/Comments (0)/
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Interview with Nicole Fagan – the coach

Interview with Nicole Fagan – the coach

You would know of Nicole Fagan as one of NSW and Australia’s leading race walkers over the last decade. But did you know she coached…and has been since 2009. She guides nearly 30 athletes. In this interview, the humble and modest Fagan, explains her move into coaching, growth and development as a coach and her influences and highlights.

Saturday, 13 May 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2077)/Comments (0)/
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A coaching career after athletics: LOUISE SAUVAGE

A coaching career after athletics: LOUISE SAUVAGE

We continue our series chatting to elite athletes about a coaching career after athletics. Post retirement many athletes want to stay close to sport and there are various options, including officiating or working in administration, but the most popular is coaching and with a growing number of opportunities to earn income from coaching there is increased numbers taking this path.

Saturday, 13 May 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (831)/Comments (0)/
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