COACHING

COACHING INFORMATION

Athletics Wellington coaching information page, a coach survey, coach education opportunities, and a table of our coaches to support athletes wishing to contact coaches for coach support.Athletes and parents may also contact coaching services through the local clubs in their area.

COACHING SURVEY posted 10 July’23

We ask all coaches to complete this survey Link

The survey is to help us assess the needs of coaches and update our coach database information

COACHING NEWSLETTERS

Coaches Newsletter 12 Jul-21

Links to Athletics NZ Coaching and Coach Education HERE

COACHING TIPS

LOCKDOWNSkySport NEXT HOME ADVANTAGE Coaching Series
To support our young athletes during COVID-19  lockdown SkysportNEXT and Athletics NZ provided the following videos of Home Advantage tips that athletes could do during Covid Lockdown restrictions. These video clips are available as a great resource for young athletes and coaches .

HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 1: Shot Put Throwing with Tom Walsh’s coach Dale Stevenson
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 2: How to Perfect your Running Technique
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 3: Core Stability training with Sarah Cowley-Ross
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 4: Conditioning Workout at Home with Nico Moratella
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 5: Indoor Circuit Workout with Nico Moratella
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 6: Track & Field Workout from home
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 7: Speed and Agility Workout at Home
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 8: Plyometrics with Ed Fern and Michelle Farmer
HOME ADVANTAGE TIP 9: Feet and Leg Conditioning with Lara Hockly and Ed Fern

OUR COACHES

NameArea of SpecialtyLocationContact DetailsNote
Michael Duthie Wairarapamwtlduthie@xtra.co.nz
06 379 9330
Simon England  Lower Huttsimonengland@hotmail.comSprints, jumps and hurdles.
World Athletics Level 3 Certified Coach.
Amanda Goldsmith Athletics New Zealand IAAF Level 3 Coach. High jump, Long jump, TrackTawa, Johnsonville, Wellingtonamandagoldsmith877@gmail.com
021 614064
High jump, long jump, all track events including hurdles, race walking and steeplechase. Athletics New Zealand Level 4 Accredited coach. Coaching at Grenada North Mondays to Thursdays and at Newtown Park on Fridays during summer season. Pre-season (1 July - 3nd Sept) Mondays and Thursdays and gym in Tawa on Sunday.
Mark Harris

MATS Training
Athletics NZ Approved Coach
GetSetGo Coach
RunJumpThrow Coach and Lecturer
IAAF L3 Sprints and Hurdles, IAAF L1 Lecturer and Trainer
Sport WLG Coach Trainer
Athletics NZ Distance, Sprints, Jumps, Throws Coach
Wairarapa, Wellingtonwww.maharris.co.nz
Mark 021 300 380
mark@maharris.co.nz
Our desire is to have fun while creating an environment that allows you to learn, perform and be the best you can be in sport.
Our experience and knowledge is from years of competing and representing New Zealand.
Liam Healey RJT CL2, Distance DL2, Level 1 sprints & relays, Core Athletics Level 1.  College age and up. From Sprinting to Distance.Upper Hutt, Wellingtonliamhe@xtra.co.nz
04 527 9897
027 343 7682
Based in Upper Hutt, but Coach nationwide, specialising in Middle to long distance coaching for a number of years.
Sprint Training mainly 5.30 Tues. & Thur. @ Trentham Memorial Park over summer.
Geoff Henry  RJT CL3, Distance DL3, Sprints DL3, Jumps DL3, Ultra Distance DL3, AWD CL2, Primary and College Age AthletesWellingtonghenry@actrix.co.nz
04 388 3536
Andrea Harris

MATS Training
RunJumpThrow Coach and LecturerWairarapa, Wellingtonwww.maharris.co.nzOur desire is to have fun while creating an environment that allows you to learn, perform and be the best you can be in sport.
Our experience and knowledge is from years of competing and representing New Zealand.
Peter Jack Distance DL2, Sprints DL2, Jumps DL2Wellingtonpajack@top.net.nz
04 388 6224
Michael Jacques Middle Distance & Long DistanceWellingtonmichael@mdj.co.nz
04 461 6461
0275 244 821
Middle & long distances all year round
Alistair LeslieDistance DL3, College Ages and Adults Tawa, Porirua, Wellingtonshape8@xtra.co.nz
04 232 3285
Coaches middle distance and distance athletes ages 12 to adults. Coaching runners who want to be high performance athletes. Athletes at secondary, centre, national, international level.
David Lewis Middle Distance and Distance.Wellington, Lower Huttdavid.lewis1410@gmail.com
021333790
Qualification: IAAF CECS Level 2, ANZ DL2.
Registered Athletics New Zealand Coach. Age group: 12 and up.
Juan McDonaldTawa, Johnsonvillecoaching@olympicharriers.org.nz
027 4376615
Trainings at Grenada North Park on Tuesdays (4.20pm) and Alex Moore Park (6pm) and Thursdays at Grenada North Park (4.20pm).
Saturdays at Olympic Harrier Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park, Johnsonville in the winter (1.45pm)
John QuinnRJT CL3, Distance DL1, Sprints DL1, Jumps DL1, Throws DL3, College Age Athletes, IAAF L3 ThrowsWairarapaccbc@farmside.co.nz
06 379 6750
Julie Richards  Middle DistanceWellingtonjuliemaerdy@yahoo.co.uk
021 2959026
IAAF level 2
RunJumpThrow
Mike Ritchie Coaching sprints, 100 to 400m, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Heptathlon and Decathlon.mpritchie@xtra.co.nz
027 4809188
NZ registered coach based in Wellington and training at Newtown track.
Tony Rogers
Acesports
Middle and Distance
RJT Lecturer
Berhampore, Wellingtontony@acesports.co.nz
027 488 3279
NZ Accredited Coach, Training at Newtown, Wakefield and McAlister Parks
Shaka Sola  

Sola Power Throwing Academy
THrows Coaching Lower Huttshaka@paradise.net.nz
021 331 317
Training at Sola Power Throwing Academy Grounds, Woburn Lower Hutt
Chris Speakman Olympic Harrierschris.speakman@me.com
027 933 9843
Trainings Tuesdays Alex Moore Park 6pm
Todd Stevens Distance DL1WellingtonTodd.stevens@nz.pwc.com
021 781 238
Willy Szeto RJT CL3, Sprints DL3, Jumps DL2, College Age AthletesWellingtonwillys2@outlook.co.nz
021 762 913
Athletics NZ Accredited Coach.
REPs registered Personal Trainer (NZ Register of Exercise Professionals)
Alan Taylor  SprintsManagrewe-taylor@slingshot.co.nz
Richard Thomson  Jumps DL1, Throws DL1, College Age to Senior International AthletesWhitbytn@aotea.school.nz
0277163067
I coach predominantly jumpers and sprinters. My group trains 6 days a week depending on training age.
I employ an holistic approach, creating environments to drive adaptation. Programmes incorporate combinations of track, hills and gym work to optimize athleticism.
Jay Waters  Hutt Valley Harriersjay@jaywaters.net
022 473 3654
Endurance training from half marathon plus. All year round.