We have a great team of experienced coaches. All our Coaches and Coaching Assistants are CRB checked and UKA qualified. They bring a great deal of enthusiasm and dedication to athletics for young children.
Head Coach: Virginia Mitchell
Expertise: Over10 years coaching athletes all ages up to seniors. Special events; sprints and hurdles
Athletics experience: Still competing for Great Britain Masters. Current reigning World Champion at 400m hurdles and bronze at 400m Women 45. Competed for Great Britain as a Junior at 400m.
Coach: Tony Mitchell
Expertise: 30 years teaching and coaching athletes all ages
Athletics experience: Competed internationally for Great Britain Masters. Former GB, European and World Champion for GB Masters at 400m hurdles and 400m.
Coach: Paul Kelly
Expertise: 7 years coaching all ages specialising in throwing events and conditioning.
Athletics experience: Still competing in the Southern Leagues. Won county titles in Javelin, Hammer and is Surrey Masters Hammer champion.
Coach: Susan Goode
Expertise: Coach to Adele Tracey 800m who lit the Olympic Torch at London 2012. England Athletics Development Coach of the Year 2012 (see News Post on this site).
Middle distance specialist coach. 16 years of coaching 8 year olds up to seniors in schools and with the Star Track in school term holidays.
Athletics experience: Competed for Guildford from the age of 11 to her mid 30’s
Coach: Simone Dill
Expertise: 2 years club coach experience with 11 to 14 year old athletes; sprints, hurdles
Athletics experience: Won County championship titles in the sprint hurdles as a junior in Germany. Trained with Olympic sprints team.
Coach: Rachel White Jumps coach with 4 years experience coaching athletes of all ages at high and long jump
Coaching Assistant: Sinead Millward Specialising in coaching the youngest members in Development Group
Experienced teacher for 5 to 8 year olds
Coaching Assistant: Tim Connolly Specialising in throws, jumps and multi events. Experience in rugby coaching.
Coaching Assistant: Beatrix Lafreniere Currently working with Development Group. Masters Athlete in 800m and 400m hurdles.
Coaching Assistant: Gillian Wilder Having started out as Secretary to YAC has now completed first stage of UKA qualification with plan to specialise in throws.
Ellie Lane over 3 years coach experience specialising in hurdles, sprints and throws. Keen athlete in hurdles and Surrey medalist in javelin.
Jasmine Mitchell who is doing her D of E Bronze award work experience and is herself an athlete competing in hurdles & sprints
Assistant Coaches & Leaders
Congratulations to our new coach leaders and coach assistants for completing your UKA courses in 2013.
2 new Assistant Coaches Elvera Neale and Lucy Lindstrom
4 new Athletics Leaders Kerry Darcy, David Paige, Nicola Bridge and Ellie Lane
We hope you enjoy coaching at YAC, we sure appreciate your help and support.