Cardiff Met Coaches

 

Graduate Coaches

Our Graduate coaches work in conjunction with the Cardiff Archers to offer club members term time session in Speed, Jumps and Throwing events. If you are new to the sport or would like to get involved in athletics as a fresher a Graduate coach is an ideal place to start your journey.


Speed: Lewis Clarke

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Recent graduate in BSc Sports Coaching and now currently studying an MSc in Sports Coaching & Pedagogy at Cardiff Met. Lewis has a wealth of experience working with youth and developing athletes as well as having been a competitive athlete himself.

Session Times/Days: Tuesday @ 5:30, Thursday @ 5:30 and Friday @ 6:30, all sessions meet in NIAC

 


 

 

Throws: Jac Palmer

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Recent graduate in BSc Sport Science Jac is currently studying on the MSc Sport Science programme at Cardiff Met. His throws group covers all throws events and provides specific conditioning to support athlete development. As a competitive thrower himself, Jac specializes in Hammer, he is the current UK U23 National Champion.

Session Times/Days: Tuesday @ 5:30, Thursday @ 5:30 and Friday @ 6:30, all sessions meet in NIAC

 


 

 

Name: Lewis Preece

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Lewis is a recent BSc Sports Management graduate from Cardiff Met. As an athlete Lewis competed in pole vault and has a background in coaching all the jumping events with developing athletes.

Session Times/Days: Tuesday @ 5:30, Thursday @ 5:30 and Friday @ 6:30, all sessions meet in NIAC

 


Club Coaches


We are very proud and fortunate to have a network of highly experienced coaches working with Cardiff Met students. Feel free to contact them and start a coach-athlete partnership.

All coaches are happy to be contacted if you are looking for a training group, but please be aware that our coaches are volunteers and may already have other commitments.

Sprints


 

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Events: Sprints and Hurdles
Email: [email protected]
Experience: Matt is the current Welsh Athletics Performance Coach for Sprints. Current athletes include scholars Dewi Hammond (10.32), Catherine Hardy (7.73, 12.07 & 24.89) Melissa Roberts (7.53, 12.19, 24.41 & 55.38) Loren Bleaken (24.82 & 53.96) Scott Barratt-Gibson (47.6), Iori Moore (7.03, 10.88 & 21.35) and Alumni Archers; Joe Reid (47.6), Sam Gordon (21.32) and Owen Smith (46.23).
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Darrel Maynard

Events: Track
Email: [email protected]
Experience: Previous athletes include Gareth Warburton, Dai Greene, Richard Hill, Emma Pullen, Nadine Okyere. Current Squad Includes; Harry Fisher (800m 1:48.76) Daniel Trueman (10.79 & 21.44) Marvin Bheka (6.87 & 10.76) Elliot Scott (48.67) Alumni Archer: Megan Rogers (2473 & 54.97)
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LMLawrence Moore

Events: Sprints
Email: [email protected]

Currently Coaching Alumni Archers Mica Moore (7.49, 11.65 & 23.92), Curtis Matthews (Decathlon) and Emma Wiltshire (7.52, 11.78 7 24.21)
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DNDave Norton

Events: Sprints
Email: [email protected]

Current Squad Includes: Daniel Beadsley (7.08, 10.96 & 22.19) Mark Prentice (7.04, 10.92 & 22.55) Amy Odunaiya (7.92, 12.6 & 24.94) Jason Amartey (11.04, 22.18 & 50.58) Kane Densley (51.06 & 56.3 400H) Gareth Hopkins (10.68, 21.52 & 48.53)
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 Hurdles


 

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Steve Boyles

Events: Hurdles

Email: [email protected]

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Events: Hurdles

Email: [email protected]

Current Squad Includes: Gina Sunderland (8.92 60H & 14.69 100H) Lily Edmonds (9.50 60H & 64.97 400H) Rhodri Williams (54.08 400H) Michael Wilson (8.53 60H, 15.13 110H)

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 Middle Distance and Endurance


 

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Events: 800m upwards
Email: [email protected]
Experience: A former international 1500m athlete himself, James was recwently recognised by the BMC as Club Coach of the Year 2017. James coaches Kieran Wood, Tom Marshall, Adam Bitchell, Ieuan Thomas, Charlotte Arter, Steven Mitchell and currently looks after the largest group of Enduarnce and cross country runners that Cardiff Met has boasted in recent years.
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 Athletics Weekly Sept 2017 ‘Coach Profile James Thie’

 


 Jumps


 

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Events: Horizontal Jumps & Sprints
Email: [email protected]
Experience: Sean is former Director of Athletics at Cardiff Met. His success with university athletes reaches far back and includes Steve Shalder (British Universities Triple Jump record holder), Gary White (European under 23s Champion) and former scholar Becca Chapman (British Long Jump Champion)
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Events: Pole Vault, Long Jump
Email: [email protected]

Currently Coaching: Fiona Hockey (3.80m) & Zach Harrop (4.50m)

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Events: Jumps and Combined Events
Email: [email protected]

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SSScott Simpson

Events: Pole Vault
Email: [email protected]

Currently Coaching: Jade Brewster (3.83m)

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10325138_679812878750242_5925968856307787123_nFran Baker

Events: Jumps and Multi Events

Email: [email protected]

A former Archer with a competitive history as a decathlete Fran coaches a group of multi events and jumps athletes in collaboration with Steve Boyles.

Currently Coaching: Justin Tarrant (4086 Indoor Hep, 5787 U20 Dec) Lewis Clarke (10.93 100m & 5.57m LJ)  Alumni Archers Becca Chapman (7.50 60m, 4847 Hep & 6.23 LJ) Sara Geary (4605 Hep & 9.07 6oH)

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Event: High Jump

Email: [email protected]

Currently Coaching: Joe Pearse (2.08m) Eliot Perez (2.00m)

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Throws


 

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Adrian Palmer

Events: Hammer, Discus, Shot
Email: [email protected]

Currently Coaching: Jac Palmer (70.88m HT) Adele Nicoll (16.34m SP & 46.35m DT)
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Events: Shot, Discus

Currently Coaching Alumni Archers: Brett Morse (66.84m DT) Aled Davies (16.38m F42 SP) Lucy Griffiths (13.88m SP)
Email: [email protected]

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