Coaches level up in Townsville

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ATH­LET­ICS

LO­CAL ath­let­ics coaches Steve Han­d­ley, Nathan Sains­bury, Sarahjane Teakle and Stephen Jack­son re­cently gained their level 11 ath­letic coach­ing course in Townsville.

The course ran from Oc­to­ber 20-12 and was put on by Les­ley Muller and Sharon and Peter Hannon.

The coaches at­tended the course to gain skills and knowl­edge to as­sist with kids who at­tend the Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club and do ath­let­ics on Hamil­ton Is­land.

The pro­gram taught coaches how to im­prove tech­niques in all track and field events in­clud­ing ex­am­ple shot put, long jump, sprints and mid­dle dis­tance.

Par­tic­i­pants learnt more about safety, rules, ba­sic biome­chan­ics and teach­ing pro­gres­sions.

Han­d­ley, Sains­bury and Teakle all have chil­dren who are mem­bers of the lo­cal club and Sains­bury and Teakle also com­pete as mas­ters.

Stephan Jack­son is from Hamil­ton Is­land and runs their ath­let­ics club. He also reg­u­larly com­petes. They all said it was a very en­joy­able two days and they are keen to bring this knowl­edge back to their ath­letes.

TRAIN­ING UP: Peter Hannon, Sharon Hannon, Les­lye Muller, Sarah-Jane Teakle, Steve Han­d­ley (back), Stephan Jack­son and Nathan Sains­bury (front) re­cently com­pleted their level 11 ath­let­ics coach­ing course in Townsville.

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