Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16

 

Athletics Coaches

Dean Macey

Dean Macey was England’s leading decathlete for a decade. His first major triumph was a silver medal in the 1999 World Championships, which helped him win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award in that year. 

The following year, he was fourth in the Sydney Olympics, and followed that with a World Championships Bronze Medal in 2001. He was again fourth in the Athens Olympics, before winning the Gold medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He has a personal best of 8,603 points.

Kelly Sotherton

Kelly is an Olympic Bronze medalist in Heptathlon from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. In 2008 she also won the Bronze Medal for the 4 x 400 relay in Beijing. She has also won the Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games Heptathlon, World Championship Silver and Bronze winner and three times European Silver medalist. 

Since retiring in 2012, Kelly now mentors young athletes on the AASE programme, is a Team Manager at Birchfield Harriers and is an Athletics coach to two National Champions. Kelly also is a member of the IAAF woman's committee and sits on British Athletics Anti-Doping policy support team.

Craig Pickering

Craig is a recently retired athlete who competed for GB in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He successfully transitioned into Bobsleigh where he established himself as part of the 4 man bobsleigh team that competed at the World Championships and was selected for the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

Craig established himself as one of Great Britain’s top sprinters and won medals at World Youth Championships, European Championships, World Championships, and he now continues his career in sprint and speed coaching. 

Other coaches

Other qualified coaches will work alongside the named coaches and we often announce additional named coaches closer to Academies running.

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