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Emerging coach Rob Marks: a Fira Dvoskina legacy

Emerging coach Rob Marks: a Fira Dvoskina legacy

In 2018 the Australian athletics community lost one of its finest coaches, the kind and generous Fira Dvoskina. The positive environment she generated as a coach has many legacies, and one already has emerged in the form of one of her athletes Rob Marks transitioning from athlete to coach. In part-one of this Rob Marks profile, he outlines his coaching influences and how he got into coaching which is in the south-west Sydney suburb of Camden – the fastest growing area in Australia.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (337)/Comments (0)/
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Track star Jeremy Roff moves into coaching

Track star Jeremy Roff moves into coaching

In our coach profiles, we have been documenting many transitions from elite athlete to coaching. In this profile of

3:34 1500m athlete and two Commonwealth Games finalists, Jeremy Roff, he describes vividly when and how he came to the conclusion his own running career was at an end, and thankfully for the sport, he made an immediate move into coaching.

Thursday, 29 November 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (307)/Comments (0)/
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Peter Hutton – Coach Reflections

Peter Hutton – Coach Reflections

Peter Hutton was one of NSW finest distance runners. In the late ‘70s and ‘80s he won 12 state titles, including eight in the 3000m steeplechase. Wanting to help young people, he fell into coaching and it has continued ever since. In this article he reflects of some of the enjoyment he has received from coaching, but also some of the challengers.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (532)/Comments (0)/
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Peter Hutton – Coach Reflections

Peter Hutton was one of NSW finest distance runners. In the late ‘70s and ‘80s he won five NSW 3000m steeplechase titles and one mile championship. Wanting to help young people, he fell into coaching and it has continued ever since. In this article he reflects of some of the enjoyment he has received from coaching, but also some of the challengers.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (463)/Comments (0)/
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From skating to sprints for coach Rene

From skating to sprints for coach Rene

Twenty years after he coached Ice Speed Skating, Rene Goschnik has returned to coaching. His experience as an elite athlete, combined with his study and training in therapy provides an ideal foundation for him to make an impact in coaching
Wednesday, 8 August 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1120)/Comments (0)/
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Connecting coaches to clubs

The growth of Accredited Athletics Coaches in the recent months has been incredible, with many individuals completing their Level 1 or higher. 

To assist clubs to connect with qualified coaches we are creating a Coaching Roles Board that will list available club roles to our 5000+ accredited coaches. If your club is looking for new coaches, complete the registration form online by clicking here or complete the manual document here and return via email.

Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)

RCC (also known as Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL) is available for some courses within the Athletics Australian Coach Accreditation Framework. Applications and enquiries should be directed to the Athletics Australia, Coach Accreditation Coordinator, Blair Taylor on 03 8646 4550 or coachaccreditation@athletics.org.au.

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Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Edwin Flack Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Email: info@nswathletics.org.au
Phone: +61 (02) 9746 1122
Fax: +61 (02) 9746 1168
Post: Athletics NSW, PO Box 595, Sydney Markets NSW 2129