Coaches

Our Coaches

Our coaching-focused program has been designed with an emphasis on training and fun, and our team includes senior and junior coaches, as well as coaches’ assistants. Many are previous Mosman Little Athletics competitors who have learnt and enjoyed our style of coaching.  

All of our coaches are accredited by the Australian Sports Commission. They also have qualifications from courses run by Little Athletics, Athletics NSW and the peak coaching body in Australia, the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association. Levels of qualifications range from basic introductory coaching through to Level V.

We also run in-house coach development courses each season to help develop our coach assistants and junior coaches, allowing our senior coaches to offer input and guidance.

All our coaches are also required to complete an online Child Protection course to ensure the safety of our athletes during training and competition nights at Balmoral Oval, as well as during competition at Zone, Regionals and State championships.

Mosman Little Athletics Coaching Team

President & Senior Sprint Speed & Agility Coach

Rich Frost

The Club’s President, Rich Frost, has been inspiring our junior and senior athletes for over five years. Rich is an athletics coach of most disciplines who specialises in sprints.  He is responsible for the athletics programs at Queenwood, Redlands and Basketball at Cammeraygal High School.   Rich is a much admired, and sought after, coach to many local athletes.  He is a permanent fixture at most ovals in the local area running private squads as well as overseeing the strategic direction of both our Junior and Senior Club.

Head Coach

Tom Giles

The Club’s Head Coach, Tom, has been coaching with MLA for nine years.   He brings a wealth of experience including: competing at a national level in NZ in cross country and mid-distance events, over a decade of personal training and sports coaching, and a lifelong passion for all sport (especially basketball).   Outside of the demands of the Club, Tom runs private squads for speed, distance, strength and conditioning and basketball for all ages.  Tom is the proprietor of a successful personal training business www.uptospeedathletic.com.au

Senior Mid-Distance Coach

Nick Walker

MLA is privileged to have the coaching expertise of Nick Walker to coach at both our Junior and Senior Club for distance and cross country.  Nick is an accomplished mid-distance and trail series competitor including taking gold at the 2015 Hawaii World X-Trail Series.   He is also a valued teacher at Redlands and is head coach of their Athletics and Cross Country teams. His inclusive and encouraging coaching style ensures our athletes are motivated and supported in what is an unforgiving and grueling event.

Senior Long Jump Coach

Shane Castlereagh

Shane is a senior long jump coach with MLA who also works with various Sydney schools and athletes.

Senior Mid distance, Curve / relays, Sprints Coach

Nikita Spalvins

Nikita’s association with MLA spans over a decade.  She is a much-loved member of our community having represented the Club at State level in mid-distance as a Junior Athlete, and has been part of the coaching team for five seasons.  Nikita possesses a sparkling personality engaging even the youngest of our athletes.  She coaches sprints, mid-distance, high jump and cross country.

Senior Hurdles Sprints and Speed Agility Coach

Juan Rasines

Juan is a Senior hurdles coach at MLA, and also coaches at Redlands. He has represented MLA for sprints and hurdles at various competitions over the years, and is now an Opens athlete representing the club in sprints.

Senior Distance Coach

Ben Muston

Ben is a Senior Distance coach at MLA, having previously being an athlete for the club for many years.

Senior Throws Coach

John Hunter

Throws Coach

Dan Blaxland

Senior Shot Put Coach

Lachlan Antoinette

Junior Throws Coach

Noah Perriera

Jumps Coach

Alannah Green

Tiny Tots and Sprints Coach

Jasmin Frost

Junior Distance Coach

Olivia Vignault

Junior Coach

Lauren Wong

Junior Jumps Coach

Hunter Folkes