Five years ago when endurance coach Andae Kalemusic moved from the Blue Mountains, it was a loss for the area of a talented and passionate coach. But it was not long before she re-emerged coaching on the South Coast and suddenly it was obvious there was something happening in coaching on the NSW South Coast with more athletes appearing at state and national titles. In less than two years Kalemusic has already seen tremendous success with Jaylah Hancock-Cameron placing an outstanding fourth at the national championships in December. There will be many more achievements for Kalemusic’s athletes, but she brings so much more to the area than quality coaching. She generates a great environment for athletes to achieve their best, whatever that is, and friendship and comradery amongst the squad in a positive atmosphere. The NSW South Coast is indeed fortunate to have Andae Kalemusic coaching in its midst.
In this interview we learn more about Kalemusic, her coaching philosophy and mentors. About her own career as an athlete and her coaching highlights to date.
We know Rhys Stein as one of NSW’s finest javelin throwers, but motivated by the desire to ‘give back to the sport’, he is also one of NSW’s leading young coaches helping to guide our next generation of talent.
It is unlikely Sydney-coach, James Fitzgerald will ever forget 14 August 2016 in a hurry. Guiding one athlete to the Olympics is an achievement, but coaching two, competing on the same day and both being very competition – that goes down as a day to remember.
We present here a roll of honour of our coaches and their NSW athletes they placed on the recent major teams – IAAF World Under-20 Championships, Olympics Games and Paralympics.
Have you noticed the tremendous number of sprinters and hurdlers emerging from the Cherrybrook athletics club in the last couple of years?
Mick Zisti is the name behind this wave of athletes. With the additional inspiration of the squad’s star athlete Michelle Jenneke, Zisti’s group have become one of the most dominate squads and clubs in junior sprinting and hurdling in Australia. Nearly every Australian team, from youth to senior, Zisti has placed an athlete on the team.
In recent years they have included: Michelle Jenneke, Nick Andrews, Jacob McCorry, Jordan Shelley and Rachel Pace.
Zisti’s next wave of talent include: Tiana Death, Imogen Breslin, Katie Devitt, Harry Andrews, Courtney Cattell, Emily Britten, Nic Thomson, Nick Dang, Nat Setiadji, Mia Hemsworth and more.
We caught up with Mick Zisti about his coaching career.
One of Athletics NSW’s finest ever coaches and great sports administrator, John Atterton, was recently diagnosed with the disease Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Sadly at 81 years the energetic Atterton has been forced to slow down physically, but his mind is still as sharp as ever and he continues to coach some of NSW finest distance runners. We wish John all the best with his battle
We asked two of our leading coaches, Bronwyn Hager and Gary Howard who work closely with recreational and Park runners to give their expert advice on ‘track training for the rec runner’.
Aged just 25, northern Sydney coach Angus McEntyre is making an impact on throwing in NSW. At the recent 2XU NSW All Schools Championships, his 10 athletes won 10 medals, including six gold and in one event, the 14-years boy’s discus, they sweep the medals. But as we find out in this interview, despite his young age, McEntyre is not new to coaching, being involved for 10 years.
Training program created by Scott Westcott to give you some tips to complete a 5k at your local parkrun.
It is common-sense that in order to improve your performance you must train. However what happens when training causes problems which restrict your further training and hence your performance?