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UK Event Coaches announced

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UK Athletics has confirmed the appointment of UK Event Coaches, (previously National Event Coaches) and / or Event Co-ordinators, across the Event Management Groups (EMGs) to lead the delivery of UK squads and contribute towards the drive to raise standards in every event, every region and every age group.



This follows the appointment of Tony Hadley, as the final EMG Chair for Speed. Hadley joins Toni Minichiello, Chair of Combined events, Bob Ashwood, Chair of Endurance, Dave Young, Chair of Jumps and Abi Ekoku, Chair of Throws.
The appointments have been made following a recruitment process involving the Senior Co-ordinators, Michelle Dunkley, Derek Redmond and Spencer Barden and the Senior Performance Managers, Alan Storey, Aston Moore and John Trower, as well as Callum Orr, Head of Coaching & Teaching.


The roles are effective from 1 September 2006 until 31 March 2009, in line with the One Stop Plan timeline. 



Decathlon        UK Event Coach   Darrell Bunn
Heptathlon  UK Event Coach    Ian Grant
5-10K and XC   UK Event Coach    Nick Anderson 
 UK Assistant CoachStephen Benson
Steeplechase UK Event Coach                  Spencer Duval
Marathon UK Event Coach  Bud Baldaro
Race WalkingUK Event Coach Andi Drake
High Jump   UK Event Co-ordinator          Terry Lomax
Long Jump UK Event Coach                  John Crotty
Triple Jump UK Event Coach                  Peter Stanley
Pole Vault UK Event Coach   Peter Sutcliffe
400m      UK Event Coach                  Jared Deacon
Sprint Hurdles        UK Event CoachColin Bovell
Long Hurdles UK Event CoachNick Dakin
Shot & Discus UK Event Co-ordinator          Ed Griss
Hammer   UK Event Lead Coach          Lorraine Shaw
 UK Event Co-ordinator          Malcolm Fenton



No appointment has yet been made for the UK Event Coach role for 800m/ 1500m, 100m/ 200m and Javelin. The Event Management Groups will meet again in September / early October and review the roles to be filled.


For further information, please contact the appropriate Senior Co-ordinator via e-mail mdunkley@ukathletics.org.uk, sbarden@ukathletics.org.uk or dredmond@ukathletics.org.uk or call 0870 998 6800. To find out more about the wider impact of these appointments and the plans for this winter, please contact Andy Paul, Head of Athletics Development on 0870 998 6734.