Leeds City Athletic Club, John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ

Coaches

The club has an excellent, experienced coaching system of qualified coaches who volunteer their own time to train our athletes each week.

YOUNG ATHLETE COACHES

Godfrey Brown

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Godfrey coaches the Leeds Lions (School years 4 and 5) every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. He also coaches a group of multi-event young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30.

Gemma Jarrett

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Gemma coaches young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. She also coaches a group of more experienced young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. Gemma specialises in throwing events.

Martyn Hart

Coaching Assistant

Martyn coaches young athletes every Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00 and specialises in throwing events.

Kath Best

Assistant Coach

Kath is a Children in Athletics Coach. She coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Judith Owen

Speed Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach

Judith coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Mark Hunter

Endurance Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Mark coaches young endurance athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. He is also part of the Intermediate Endurance Athletes coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Eddy Gregorczyk

Endurance Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Eddy leads the Intermediate Endurance group every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Martin Oddy

Endurance Coaching Assistant

Martin is part of the Intermediate Endurance Group coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Phil Townsend

Endurance Coach

Phil is the Senior Endurance group coach and trains athletes of 16 years old and over on distances of 800m to marathons. These endurance athletes are at an international level with a minimum time of approximately 40 minutes and under for a distance of 10k.

Celia De Maria

Coaching Assistant

Celia leads a group of senior endurance athletes.

ENDURANCE COACHES

Godfrey Brown

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Godfrey coaches the Leeds Lions (School years 4 and 5) every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. He also coaches a group of multi-event young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30.

Gemma Jarrett

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Gemma coaches young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. She also coaches a group of more experienced young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. Gemma specialises in throwing events.

Martyn Hart

Coaching Assistant

Martyn coaches young athletes every Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00 and specialises in throwing events.

Kath Best

Assistant Coach

Kath is a Children in Athletics Coach. She coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Judith Owen

Speed Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach

Judith coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Mark Hunter

Endurance Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Mark coaches young endurance athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. He is also part of the Intermediate Endurance Athletes coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Eddy Gregorczyk

Endurance Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Eddy leads the Intermediate Endurance group every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Martin Oddy

Endurance Coaching Assistant

Martin is part of the Intermediate Endurance Group coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Phil Townsend

Endurance Coach

Phil is the Senior Endurance group coach and trains athletes of 16 years old and over on distances of 800m to marathons. These endurance athletes are at an international level with a minimum time of approximately 40 minutes and under for a distance of 10k.

Celia De Maria

Coaching Assistant

Celia leads a group of senior endurance athletes.

SPRINT COACHES

Reece Davison

Assistant Coach

Reece is part of the older sprint athletes group coaching team coaching every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:15 – 20:30.

Alan Childs

Sprints Coach (Level 3), Performance Coach (Level 3), Jumps, Speed & Throws Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Alan coaches a small group of intermediate athletes for all track and field events every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 20:00. Alan also coaches hurdles on an ad hoc basis to any interested athletes on Fridays from 17:30.

Mike Stayman

High Jump Coach (Level 4), Triple Jump & Long Jump Coach (Level 3), Jumps, Speed & Throws Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Mike coaches a large group of intermediate and senior athletes for all track and field events needed for pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon (Age dependant).

Paul Moseley

Sprints Coach (Level 3), Endurance, Speed & Throws Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Paul is a Children in Athletics leader and our dedicated wheelchair racing coach coaching the Leeds Wheelchair Racing group every Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. Paul also coaches in discus, hammer, pole vault and triple jump.

Ross Bibby

Assistant Coach (Level 1), Coach in Fitness Running (Level 2)

Ross is a Children in Athletics leader and is part of the Wheelchair Racing Coaching Team. Ross also coaches in running fitness.

Matty Harrison

Level 1

Matty coaches the Leeds Lions (Y4 & Y5), U11, U13 & U15 sprints and intermediate endurance athletes. Matty is also a well established athlete who regularly competes for the club in endurance and is a key member of the senior team. He is also the team manager for the U17-U20 YDL team as well as being the Club Welfare Officer. Matty has been involved with Leeds City AC for over 12 years.

MULTI-EVENT COACHES

Godfrey Brown

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Godfrey coaches the Leeds Lions (School years 4 and 5) every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. He also coaches a group of multi-event young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30.

Gemma Jarrett

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Gemma coaches young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. She also coaches a group of more experienced young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. Gemma specialises in throwing events.

Martyn Hart

Coaching Assistant

Martyn coaches young athletes every Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00 and specialises in throwing events.

Kath Best

Assistant Coach

Kath is a Children in Athletics Coach. She coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Judith Owen

Speed Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach

Judith coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Mark Hunter

Endurance Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Mark coaches young endurance athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. He is also part of the Intermediate Endurance Athletes coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Eddy Gregorczyk

Endurance Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Eddy leads the Intermediate Endurance group every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Martin Oddy

Endurance Coaching Assistant

Martin is part of the Intermediate Endurance Group coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Phil Townsend

Endurance Coach

Phil is the Senior Endurance group coach and trains athletes of 16 years old and over on distances of 800m to marathons. These endurance athletes are at an international level with a minimum time of approximately 40 minutes and under for a distance of 10k.

Celia De Maria

Coaching Assistant

Celia leads a group of senior endurance athletes.

HURDLES, POLE VAULT & WHEELCHAIR COACHES

Godfrey Brown

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Godfrey coaches the Leeds Lions (School years 4 and 5) every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. He also coaches a group of multi-event young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30.

Gemma Jarrett

Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Gemma coaches young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. She also coaches a group of more experienced young athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. Gemma specialises in throwing events.

Martyn Hart

Coaching Assistant

Martyn coaches young athletes every Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00 and specialises in throwing events.

Kath Best

Assistant Coach

Kath is a Children in Athletics Coach. She coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Judith Owen

Speed Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach

Judith coaches young athletes every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Mark Hunter

Endurance Athletics Coach (Level 2)

Mark coaches young endurance athletes every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00. He is also part of the Intermediate Endurance Athletes coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 19:00.

Eddy Gregorczyk

Endurance Coach (Level 2) & Assistant Coach (Level 1)

Eddy leads the Intermediate Endurance group every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Martin Oddy

Endurance Coaching Assistant

Martin is part of the Intermediate Endurance Group coaching team who train every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00.

Phil Townsend

Endurance Coach

Phil is the Senior Endurance group coach and trains athletes of 16 years old and over on distances of 800m to marathons. These endurance athletes are at an international level with a minimum time of approximately 40 minutes and under for a distance of 10k.

Celia De Maria

Coaching Assistant

Celia leads a group of senior endurance athletes.