I am relatively new to athletics having started with Walton AC in 2010 when my daughter joined the club. Prior to athletics I was involved in rowing both as a competitor at national and international level and in later years as a coach
I am a Level 3 Events Group Coach (throws and jumps) and I coach a group of athletes within the Junior Competition Group which comprises of predominantly sprinters. I also look after Walton Juniors (primary school athletics www.waltonjuniors.co.uk) with Andrew Kennard. The group train on Tuesday/ Thursday evenings 5:00 – 6.30pm and some Sunday mornings 10:30-12:00.
I have KBT weightlifting qualification, University of Florida “The Science of Training Young Athletes”, Health Academy Sport’s Nutrition and I am currently studying New Skills Academy Massage Course.
My daughter, a Pole Vaulter and Discus thrower, has been coached by Nick Phipps, International Decathlete and Olympic Bobsleigher and Neville Thompson, Master world record holder Discus and coach to 4 top 5 discus throwers 2017 (senior men and womens and U17 girls). I have been lucky enough to work with them during her sessions and they have both generously imparted their knowledge not only in the events they coach but also in the art of coaching.
Other club involvement
I am also a Level 1 field official.