Swale Team

Coaching Team

Head Coach - Throws and Sprints

Richard Scoones has a level 3 coaching qualification in Discus and Shot Putt, level 2 in Hammer, Javelin and 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. He is also senior men's club record holder for the Discus.

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.

Assistant Coach

Carl Beech is qualified to assist any of the club coaches. Carl is now a strong member of the Southern League team. Since joining in 2010, Carl has been part of a league winning Mens team, won 100m Gold at the Kent Vets Championships and run distances up to 5 miles including regular Parkrun appearances. Carl has been guiding our young athletes coaching and has experience coaching all events including hurdles, sprints, throws, distance and long jump.

Assistant Coach

Katie Scoones has been a member since she was an under 11 and has found her focus in the 400m and Shot Put. Katie has seen medal success at county championships and been part of a top 3 finishing Womens team.  Katie mostly leads our long sprinters groups but also leads groups for sprints and throws.

Assistant Coach

Paul Churcher is one of our recently qualified coaches and helps with Under 11's and distance training. He also assists the Team Managers at Cross Country and Kent Young Athletes League events and is Club Secretary & Schools Liaison officer.

Run Leader

Josie Nye is a qualified run leader and is about to undertake her coaching in running fitness qualification. She has extensive experience of racing in distances from 5k to 24 hour events, many of which take place in the mountains and has achieved podium places in a variety of distances including Beachy Head Ultra and Snowdon50.


Track Officials:

Track Judge:

David Walach (Level 3)

Field Officials:

David Walach (Level 2)

Richard Scoones (Level 2)

Freya Jury (Level 2)

Carl Beech (Level 1)

Andrew Scoones (Level 1)



Richard Scoones

Vice Chairman

Carl Beech

Club Secretary

Paul Churcher

Membership Secretary

Karen Foreman

Records Secretary

Freya Jury


John Silvester

Press Liason

Morgane Argivier/Andrew Scoones

School Liason

Paul Churcher

Welfare Officers

Lisa Honey, Nicole Orgill & David Walach



Fixtures Secretary

Andrew Scoones

Team Managers

KYAL - Lisa Honey/Andrew Scoones

SAL - Andrew Scoones

Sportshall - Nicole Orgill

Cross Country - Andrew Scoones

Head Coach

Richard Scoones


Andrew Scoones, Nicole Orgill

Assistant Coaches

Carl Beech, Katie Scoones, Paul Churcher

Additional Committtee Members

None other than those listed above

**Volunteers Wanted**

Swale Combined AC are always looking for additional volunteers. This can be informal assistance to help run the club, help with the annual presentation, set up equipment at training, time runners at training, marshall at events.

Current Course Openings:

We are currently looking for another Coach that will take jont charge of our under 11s and first year under 13s group.

We are currently looking for additional Track Officials; Timekeeper or Track Judge roles

Swale Combied AC will pay course fees for volunteers and support your learning in any of Timekeeper Level 1, Track Judge Level 1, Assistant Coach courses.

Courses are located in the south east, please contact Andrew Scoones on: athletics@swalecombinedac.co.uk for details