We are pleased to introduce you to our very experienced Club Coaches. Coaches are accredited by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and have qualifications from courses run by Little Athletics, Athletics NSW and the peak coach’s body in Australia, the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association (ATFCA). Levels of qualifications range from;
Level II, lll and IV courses are event specific and give coaches skills to coach up to National and junior international standard. Level V – Senior Coach, is the highest level of accreditation offered by the ATFCA and is suitable for full time elite senior athletics coaches.
The courses offer opportunities for coaches to acquire a greater knowledge of coaching which will ensure that athletics talent is nurtured and developed. Courses are largely practical, with emphasis on better organisation of practice, appropriate methods of skill learning and development, correcting techniques, appropriate conditioning methods, and performance analysis.
Rich is an Athletics Coach for all disciplines who specialises in Sprints. When he is not at Balmoral coaching sprints for MLA’s summer and winter programs, he can be found coaching sprints for Mosman Athletics Club over 18 senior members. Rich is Head Coach of Athletics at Wenona, coaches athletics at Knox Grammar School, sprints at Middle Harbour Public School and sprints with various sprint squads on the lower North Shore. If you are looking for a coach for any discipline please contact Rich for a list of contacts.
Tom is Head Coach and also a mid-distance, throws and conditioning coach for MLA. He is an experienced personal trainer who coaches many groups of athletes around the North Shore when he is not competing for Norths in Basketball.
Nick is an experienced mid-distance coach and teacher at SCEGGS Redlands. He is a current competitor in mid-distance Trail series with numerous successes including a win at the 2015 Hawaii X-Trail series.
Shane is a senior long jump coach with MLA who also works with various Sydney schools and athletes.
Eliza is a mid-distance and curve running coach for MLA. She is an experienced PE coach with Redlands High School dealing with athletes of all ages.
Matt Mountfort is an experienced throws coach for discus, shot put and javelin and is a current opens competitor. Matt can be found coaching at various schools including Barker College and athletes around Sydney.
Simon is a Senior Hurdles Coach for MLA and a current Opens Hurdles competitor. He has been with MLA for a number of years setting various club records. Simon is currently at University and also coaches hurdles athletes.
Josh is a Sprints, Jumps and Throws Coach for MLA and a current Opens Sprint competitor. He has been with MLA for a number of years setting various club records including a State Record 100m in 10.58s at age 16. Josh coaches groups of athletes at Middle Harbour Public School, Wenona and various athletes in the lower North Shore.
Tim is a senior High Jump Coach for MLA and a past opens high jump competitor. While attending University Tim coaches various athletes including Queenwood Girls.
Ryan is a Sprints, Relays and Curve Running Coach for MLA. He is also a current Opens 100m & 200m sprinter. When Ryan is not at University he can be found at Vision Personal Training in Crows Nest.
Bella is a Hurdles and Relays Coach for MLA. She is also a current Opens competitor in hurdles, 100m, 200m and relays. Bella has also achieved current success in her various events. When she is not at University Bella can be found coaching athletes at Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College.
Olivia is a Relays, Curve Running and Tiny Tots Coach. She has successfully represented MLA as an athlete for many seasons before joining our coaching team specialising in coaching motor skills to our under 5 tiny tots. When Olivia is not at University she can be found coaching athletes at schools including Monte Sant’ Angelo College.
Nikita is a mid-distance, curve running, relays and tiny tots coach for MLA. She has experienced multiple success as an MLA athlete representing the club at state level for 1500m and 4x100m relays, and when not attending University can be found coaching athletes of all ages at Wenona and Queenwood.
Nick is a junior mid-distance coach for MLA. He has been a regular representative for MLA at State level for 800m & 1500m, and can be found every training night pacing multiple groups of athletes around Balmoral.
Tom is a junior sprint coach for MLA. He has regularly represented MLA at state level for 100m, 200m and 400m. Like his brother Nick, Tom can be found every training night pacing groups of athletes or helping senior coaches at any event.
Juan is a junior hurdles coach at MLA. He has represented MLA for sprints and hurdles at various competitions.