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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (106)/Comments (0)/
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Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up and Running - Junior Run Squad Centennial Parklands Sydney

Up And Running is a Junior Run Squad based in Centennial Parklands at Randwick in Sydney.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/
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Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Brad Woods - pathway to full-time coaching at Trinity

Here is an interesting coaching pathway. Ten years ago, Brad Woods fell into coaching, now he is working full-time at Trinity Grammar, one of the most successful athletics sports programs in Australia, and also coaching across other sports and their elite and development programs. In this interview, Brad talks about the challengers of coaching in the short school year. He also tells us about how he remained patient as coach, while an athlete played three other sports, but eventually returned a successful athletics career.

 

Friday, 17 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2948)/Comments (0)/
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Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Wesfields Sports High’s Coach Mathison

Former endurance athlete Brett Mathison transitioned into coaching about 10 years ago, and in the last few years started teaching and coaching at the very successful youth development program at Westfields Sports High. Mathison now coaches over 20 athletes, primarily middle-distance, but also in walks and even 400m hurdles. In this interview, he talks about different commitment levels between athletes; and notes the different reasons athletes do athletics.

Thursday, 16 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3092)/Comments (0)/
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Why Athletics Coaches are our sport’s Best Salesmen

Why Athletics Coaches are our sport’s Best Salesmen

For a long time, the main opportunity for traditional, organised Athletics to compete for public attention has been Olympic or Commonwealth Games: serious, elite, dramatic spectacles of individual excellence far beyond the reach of most mortals and, while attention-grabbing, even compelling, is this a bit hard for most people to relate to on a personal level?

Thursday, 16 March 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (853)/Comments (0)/
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Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach-Dvoskina delivers in London

Coach achievements can often go unrecognised as they work in the background or at the training track. But one performance which must rate as one of the best-ever for Australia was Iryna Dvoskina’s coaching efforts in London – and the many hours, days and months leading up to the event. Canberra-based Dvoskina, coached two NSW and one WA athlete to great success at the Para-Athletics World Championships in London in July.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (74)/Comments (0)/
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TrevillIan Has High Hopes for the Upcoming New South Wales All Schools

TrevillIan Has High Hopes for the Upcoming New South Wales All Schools

With Australia building a name for themselves in the sprinting world, up and coming star Luke Trevillian has the talent to get amongst the action both at the upcoming New South Wales All Schools and beyond. Luke is currently in year 10 at school and boasts an incredible 100m PB of 10.91 seconds and 200m PB of 22.11 seconds. With times like these behind him, who knows how far this young star will go in the 2017-2018 season. 
Thursday, 21 September 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (765)/Comments (0)/
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43 NSW Officials honoured with Commonwealth Games appointment

43 NSW Officials honoured with Commonwealth Games appointment

Next April dozens of NSW athletes will proudly represent Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Standing alongside them, just as proud, will be many volunteer NSW technical officials, that have given as much time and commitment to preparing for the Games as the athletes.

Friday, 1 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2101)/Comments (0)/
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NSW’s multi tradition continues in Taipei

NSW’s multi tradition continues in Taipei

NSW’s great tradition continued at the World University Games, continued at the 2017 edition in Taipei this week, as Kyle Cranston won gold in the decathlon and Alysha Burnett silver in the heptathlon. They followed in the footsteps of Jane Jamieson who twice won the heptathlon and added a third medal - a silver.

Thursday, 31 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (374)/Comments (0)/
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12/10/2017 - 16/10/2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2622)/Comments (0)/
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2017 Australian Marathon Championships

2017 Australian Marathon Championships

2017 Australian Marathon Championships team nominations. The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival will welcome Australia's best marathon runners with Athletics Australia partnering with the world-renowned event to deliver the 42,195km championship for men and women.

Monday, 28 August 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (238)/Comments (0)/
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