Club-aligned coaches

Club-aligned coaches

Coaches listed here hold accreditation with a professional body and have their Working With Children Check status recorded and monitored by Athletics Wollongong.  Note that the coaching services that they offer are independent from Athletics Wollongong.  Though many of our members have benefitted from their skills, it is not necessary to become a member of our Club to train with them.  Get in contact with a coach to find out more details on what they can offer!  Several other coaches prefer not to list their details online; reach out and we can get in touch with them on your behalf, if you'd be suited.

Barry McClelland
Pole Vault

AA Level 3 Adv.
Mob:  0434 934 021

Brett Barklay
Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Combined Events, AWD

AA Level 2 Coach
Mob: 0412 909 145

Geoff Stalker
Middle and Long Distance
AA Level 4
Mob: 0409 927 966


Greg Berrell
Sprints, Relays.
Senior and junior development squads

ATFCA Elite Development Coach (Level 4),
ALTIS Foundation Coach (USA)
Mob: 0493 502 114

Donna Hiscox
Sprints, Relays & Hurdles
ATFCA L2 ACEGS/AA Level 3 Adv.
Mob: 0414 767 373

Tony Saunders
Sprints & Hurdles
AA Level 4, sprints and hurdles
ALTIS course, Phoenix Arizona.
Level 1, strength & conditioning.
Mob: 0424 236 625


Jamie Dawson
Sprints, relays, long jump and triple jump
AA Level 3 Performance Development Coach - Sprints, Relays, & Hurdles
Mob: 0433 582 430

Tom Schambron
Middle and Long Distance
AA Level 3 Middle and Long Distance
Mob 0403 826 431

Danielle Szakacs
Sprints, Middle Distance 
AA Level 2 Club Coach
Mob: 0405 558 019

Coaching Levels

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches.  The fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing are introduced as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.

This qualification is certified by the Australian Sports Commission and allows participants to be nationally accredited as a community coach which is transferable to other sports engaging in the community coach program.

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach 

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course and further develops coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and drills. This level supports coaches to understand the basic technical models for the Track & Field events held at club and school level competitions.

Level 2 Advanced Coach – Event Group Specific

Level 2 Advanced Coach gives coaches the opportunity to specialise in an event group of Sprints, Relays & Hurdles, Middle Distance, Jumps, Throws or Walks. In addition to further exploring the technical model of the event group, the basics of body weight strength & conditioning and program planning is taught.

Level 3 Specialist Advanced Coach – Event Group Specific

This course further develops the concepts introduced in level 2 advanced as well as introducing strength and conditioning in the gymnasium and nutrition.

Levels 4 & 5

These advanced levels will give coaches a deeper understanding of their event groups as well as biomechanics & nutrition for developing high performance athletes.