Head Coach - Throws and Sprints
Richard Scoones with a level 3 in Discus and Shot Putt, level 2 in Sprints. Richard is also our Club Chairman and is often team manager at league competitions. Richard was one of the founding members of the club back in 1986. Richard has competed in many championship events, and has recently held the title of Kent Champion in the Hammer Throw.
Club Coach - Hurdles, Distance and Combined Events
Andrew Scoones is qualified as an Event Group Specialist in Endurance and Sprints + Hurdles. Andrew also has experience in the Jumps and Throws events and coaches the Clubs Multi Eventers. Competing since the u11 age group Andrew has had experience in almost every event. He has raced and made finals at the Kent Championships over 400m and 800m on various occasions. Andrew has seen his share of high level competion racing several members of Team GB.
Club Coach - Jumps, Sprints and Hurdles + First Aid
Mat Beech is qualified as an Event Group Specialist in Jumps and Sprints + Hurdles. Mat joined the club after starting athletics at university and has quickly dominated the sprints with various PBs. Mat has also seen his share of Championship events, wining a various medals such as a bronze in the indoor 200m in 2010. In 2013 Mat also passed a Sports First Aid Course and is one of two qualified first aiders with the Club.
Rick Hudson has recently passed the coach assistant course and is ready to assist at training in all manner of exercises. Rick is a keen long distance runner, finishing in the top 20 at the Sittingbourne 10k in 2012. Rick completed the Brighton Marathon in 2013 with a new personal best of 3.21.12
Carl Beech is our most recent addition to the team and is qualified to assist any of the club coaches. Carl has become a competitive member of the Senior Mens Team and has been part of the teams promotion to Division 1. Carl recently competed in the Kent Veterans Championships and took Gold in the Vet 50 100m.
Samantha Kennison passed her assistant coursein 2014 and has been a vital member of the coaching team since. Sam is usually coaching the clubs young athletes and under 11s teams. Sam is also the Sportshall Team manager and has been a big part of the teams success in 2015.
Assistant Coach + First Aid
Bobbie Cornelius has been training and competing with the club for number of years now; in 2014 she won the Kent Under 20s Heptathlon Championships and in 2015 claimed the silver medal. Bobbie has been a great addition to the support team, passing a Sports First Aid course in 2013 and an Assistant Coach Course in 2015
James Butler, while our youngest assistant, James has been a great addition to the throws groups and is usually assisting Richard or Carl with the younger throwers. James Has seen high level competition in 2015 after being selected for the Kent inter-counties team for Javelin where his PB currently stands at 44.97m placing him 76th in the Country for his age group.
Melaine Deacon + Andrew Scoones
Clare English + Paul Williams
Paul Williams + Clare English
KYAL - Alison Williams + Samantha kennison
SML - Andrew Scoones
SWL - Jennifer Marshall + Andrew Scoones
Sportshall - Rick Hudson + Samantha Kennison
U11s - Melaine Deacon
Andrew Scoones, Mat Beech
Rick Hudson, Carl Beech, Samantha Kennison, Bobbie Cornelius, James Butler
The above + Stella Williams
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