Executive Committee, Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials

The club will be managed through the Executive Management Committee.  The Executive Management Committee are voted for at the General Meeting of Members held once a year.

The following Coaches, Officials, Committee Members and Team Managers are all unpaid volunteers and without their hard work the club would cease to exist.  As usual COPAC extends its eternal thanks to all the following members for their dedication to the sport of athletics and its athletes.  Any person wishing to get involved in athletics as a volunteer please either make a General Enquiry from the Clubs Home Page or speak to a volunteer trackside.

For the Clubs Coaching Structure please click here 'Coaching and Training Structure'

Committee Members

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    Andrew Dunlop
    Interim Chairman

    Andrew has been actively involved in sport as a volunteer over the last decade. He was chairman of Atlantis Horsham Swimming Club 2007 -2012; member of the management committee of the Sussex Amateur Swimming Association 2009 - 2011; and member of the management committee of the South-east Regional Amateur Swimming Association. He established and was chairman of the Sussex Seahawks - an umbrella initiative to promote collaboration between Sussex competitive swimming clubs to improve the training and competitive pathway for athletes. He is currently a Board Director of Scottish Swimming. Outside of sport he is a member of the House of Lords and was previously UK Government minister for Scotland and Northern Ireland. All his three daughters have competed in athletics and he is parent to a current City of Portsmouth athlete.

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    Peter Newton 0335
    Club Treasurer, Road Race Organiser

    Email: peter@hfloa.org.uk

    As a Junior & Senior, completed at a respectable level over a wide range of distances with Personal Bests of 3.59.7 for 1500m through to 2.22.48 for the Marathon. As a Veteran, was World No.2 for the Marathon, National Champion at 3000m, SEAA Champion at 1500m and 3000m, VAC Champion at 1500m & 5000m, 2nd in the National X/C and 7th in the International X/C.
    A Level 4 Endurance Official, Level 2 Field Official, Run Britain Race Director & UKA Event Adjudicator.
    Level 3 Performance Coach - Long Distance.
    Level 2 Coach - Endurance
    A Director of a Sport & Leisure company but 'almost retired'. When in full-time employment was a Director of several international companies

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    Vince Stamp 0434
    XC and Road running

    Email: vincestamp@hotmail.co.uk

    Home Phone Number:

    Vince Stamp was a former middle & long distance athlete on track competing from 400mtr(51.3s) up to 10,000mtrs(31m19sec) also racing at National level over the Roads 5km (15m13s), 10km (31m13sec) 10m(51m03sec) HM( 69m01sec) 20mile (1h49m51s) & Mar (2h28m37sec) & Cross Country also representing Hampshire, South of England & Army level as a Senior Man.
    I took my first Coaching course in 1985 (B.A.A.B. Club coach) as a serving in the Army & was my Regiments Athletics coach, on leaving I returned to Portsmouth training & competing as part of Gerry North's coaching group eventually coaching ( whilst still competing) my own group of senior men to 4 English National & 8 South of England team medal's before injury ended my competitive day's. After a year out I returned & am now the coach(UKA level 2) of the Invincibles training group of Middle distance & endurance athletes at the City of Portsmouth athletics club.

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    Jean Spry 0432
    Transport

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    Helen Lockyer 0286
    Team Manager

    Level 2 Track Judge

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Equipment Officer

    Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Paul Smith OBE 0425
    Welfare Officer

    Email: typhoon@challenger11.plus.com

    England schools x-country and athletics, represented the Royal Navy in the same as well as running for Portsmouth Command Field Gun Crew '89 & '91. I am a UKA level 2 coach, coaching Wheelchair Racing and Strength and Conditioning. For Wheelchair Racing contact me at wheelchair@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

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    Lynne Newton 0334
    Team Manager

    Email: lynne@acacia-active.co.uk

    Level 4 Pole Vault Coach
    Level 3 Jumps Coach
    Level 2 Endurance Coach
    Level 2 Field Official

Coaching Staff

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Coach Junior Academy

    Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

    Mobile Phone Number: 07874882899

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Helen Vincent 0471
    Assistant Coach Junior Academy

    Helen has an extensive background in sport, having achieved high standards in Horse Riding, Rugby and Squash. In 2010 Helen successfully turned her hand to coaching 8 to 11 year old athletes.

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    Terry Price 0371
    Coach Sprints/Hurdles

    Terry is a UKA Level 3 Hurdles and Sprints Performance Coach. Terry was an International 110mH/400mH and 400m runner and was N.Ireland, Inter-Services, RN, and Hampshire Champion at 110 & 400m Hurdles. Was also RN Champion at HJ.
    Over 25 years coaching experience with local, regional and national class athletes.
    Available to coach with Senior and Junior athletes, Tue/Thu 1800-2000, Sun 1000-1200 at Mountbatten.
    Seniors 100mh/110mh/400mH, HJ and 200/400
    Juniors (12+) 70/75/80/300mh and HJ

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    Jason Stone 0437
    Coach Sprints

    Coach
    And a triathlete

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    Ann Pocock
    Coach Sprints

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    Matthew Bartlett 0019
    Coach Sprints

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Coach Sprints

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Charlie Craddock 0106
    Coach Sprints

    100m (11.1) and 200m (22.8) sprinter
    60m (7.26)
    Long Jump (6.08m)

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    Wendy Jackson 0240
    Assistant Coach Sprints

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    Vince Stamp 0434
    Coach Endurance

    Vince Stamp was a former middle & long distance athlete on track competing from 400mtr(51.3s) up to 10,000mtrs(31m19sec) also racing at National level over the Roads 5km (15m13s), 10km (31m13sec) 10m(51m03sec) HM( 69m01sec) 20mile (1h49m51s) & Mar (2h28m37sec) & Cross Country also representing Hampshire, South of England & Army level as a Senior Man.
    I took my first Coaching course in 1985 (B.A.A.B. Club coach) as a serving in the Army & was my Regiments Athletics coach, on leaving I returned to Portsmouth training & competing as part of Gerry North's coaching group eventually coaching ( whilst still competing) my own group of senior men to 4 English National & 8 South of England team medal's before injury ended my competitive day's. After a year out I returned & am now the coach(UKA level 2) of the Invincibles training group of Middle distance & endurance athletes at the City of Portsmouth athletics club.

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    Steve Purser 0376
    Coach Endurance

    • Initially joined the Old Portsmouth AC in 1973 as a 13 year, I represented Hampshire at 7 English Schools XC & Track championships between 1974 to 1977 and represented the Southern Counties AA Junior track teams between 1976 to 1978. I was Hampshire AA County Senior Men's 800m champion 1980, I've also competed Internationally as a senior track athlete & at World championships level in Triathlon & Duathlon.
    Started coaching in 2002, and whilst living in Oz for the past 5years achieved Australian Athletics Level 2 Advance event specific coach for Middle Distance & Endurance, specializing in the Steeplechase event and been the Western Australia Athletics Steeplechase High Performance coach from 2015 to 2017. Now back home I'm accredited as a UK Athletics Coach.

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    Claire East
    Coach Endurance

    I've been involved in athletics in some form or another since the age of 11. I ran for Brighton and Hove AC, taking part in pretty much all of the events available. I represented Sussex for both cross country and track, focusing on the middle distance events. I started teaching in Hampshire in 1993 and was a Hampshire Schools' team manager, taking teams to the English schools cross country and track and field championships. I then joined COPAC and ran PBS for 400m, 800m and 1500m and subsequently represented Hampshire for both cross country and track. At some point in this journey I married Mike. Spending time running with and watching the elite group, coached by Mark Rowland, taught me a lot about the complexities and requirements needed to compete at this level as well as the need for athlete centred coaching to enable each individual work to their strengths.

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    Alex Budd 0064
    Coach Endurance

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    Elizabeth Walker 0473
    Assistant Coach Endurance

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    Katherine Brydon 0060
    Assistant Coach Endurance

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    Alan Crook 0109
    Coaching Assistant Endurance

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    john bullard
    Coaching Assistant Endurance

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    Bronwin Carter 0081
    Coach Throws

    Bronwin Carter is a Level 4 Athletics Coach and British Weightlifting Senior Coach. She started coaching disability sport in 1999 with the dwarf association. Bronwin aided in adapting throwing techniques and was able to produce two dwarf champions of which one was European record holder. Bronwin was also part of the GB coaching team at the Athens and Beijing Paralympic Games. Bronwin worked for Portsmouth City Council as their Disability Multi-Sports Coach, which was a two year contract. It lasted for 8 years and from 20 children entering sporting events it rose to 200 over that period.

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    Helen Bloomfield 0037
    Coach Throws

    Ex international Shot Putt and Hammer International (coached by my dad Graham Arnold) competing at various English Schools championships winning both the english schools and schools international for the shot and many internationals for the hammer. Representing GB at junior and senior level (as a u20) competed for GB at the European Junior Champs gaining 5th place with 54m78 (4kg hammer) Shot 12m 64 (4kg shot) sadly my shot career ended earlier as a u17 due to a ongoing wrist injury i continued to throw the hammer for a few more years representing GB untill i was forced to have ligament reconstruction which sadly ended my competitive days.

    My passion now is coaching and helping everyone achieve their goals now matter how big or small. I hope my experiences will help others to become what they strieve to be.

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    Graham Arnold 0012
    Coach Throws

    Level 2 coach in Hammer Shot and Discus. I have been coaching for over 22 years. I have coached both my daughter and other athletes to International and English Schools Level. Coaching all ages and abilities alongside my daughter Helen Bloomfield.

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    Paul Jones
    Assistant Coach Throws

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    Marian Bray 0049
    Assistant Coach Throws

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    Andrew Vincent 0472
    Coaching Assistant Throws

    Andrew coaches for the City of Portsmouth AC as a Shot Put Throws coach and enjoys working with some outstanding athletes; currently coaching Southern England and National Champions at U13, U15 and U17.

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    Paul Duxbury 0144
    Coaching Assistant Throws

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    Paul Smith OBE 0425
    Coach Wheelchair/ Strenth and Conditioning

    Mobile Phone Number: 07796595432

    England schools x-country and athletics, represented the Royal Navy in the same as well as running for Portsmouth Command Field Gun Crew '89 & '91. I am a UKA level 2 coach, coaching Wheelchair Racing and Strength and Conditioning. For Wheelchair Racing contact me at wheelchair@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Coach High Juump

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Louise Lockyer 0285
    Assistant Coach High Jump

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    Tom Farres 0163
    Coach Pole Vault

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Coach Long Jump

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Coach Triple Jump

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

Team management

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Sportshall, Quadkids and U11s Team Manager

    Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

    Mobile Phone Number: 07874882899

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Lynne Newton 0334
    Southern Vets Team Manager for Veteran Men and Women

    Email: lynne@acacia-active.co.uk

    Level 4 Pole Vault Coach
    Level 3 Jumps Coach
    Level 2 Endurance Coach
    Level 2 Field Official

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    Peter Newton 0335
    Southern Vets Team Manager for Veteran Men and Women

    As a Junior & Senior, completed at a respectable level over a wide range of distances with Personal Bests of 3.59.7 for 1500m through to 2.22.48 for the Marathon. As a Veteran, was World No.2 for the Marathon, National Champion at 3000m, SEAA Champion at 1500m and 3000m, VAC Champion at 1500m & 5000m, 2nd in the National X/C and 7th in the International X/C.
    A Level 4 Endurance Official, Level 2 Field Official, Run Britain Race Director & UKA Event Adjudicator.
    Level 3 Performance Coach - Long Distance.
    Level 2 Coach - Endurance
    A Director of a Sport & Leisure company but 'almost retired'. When in full-time employment was a Director of several international companies

Other Committee Members

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    Wendy Jackson 0240
    Level 2 Track Judge

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    Helen Lockyer 0286
    Level 2 Track Judge

    Level 2 Track Judge

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Track Judge

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Matthew Bartlett 0019
    Starter/Marksman

  • Graham Foden 0171
    Graham Foden 0171
    Starter/Marksman

  • Paul Hillyard 0223
    Paul Hillyard 0223
    Starter/Marksman

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    Wendy Jackson 0240
    Timekeeper

  • Mike  Barratt 0018
    Mike Barratt 0018
    Time Keeper

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    Alan Powell 0370
    Time Keeper

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Time Keeper

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

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    Katie Simister 0415
    Time Keeper

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    Sophie Lockyer 0284
    Time Keeper

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    Louise Lockyer 0285
    Time Keeper

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    Helen Lockyer 0286
    Time Keeper

    Level 2 Track Judge

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    Matthew Bartlett 0019
    Time Keeper

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    Peter Newton 0335
    Field Official Level 4

    As a Junior & Senior, completed at a respectable level over a wide range of distances with Personal Bests of 3.59.7 for 1500m through to 2.22.48 for the Marathon. As a Veteran, was World No.2 for the Marathon, National Champion at 3000m, SEAA Champion at 1500m and 3000m, VAC Champion at 1500m & 5000m, 2nd in the National X/C and 7th in the International X/C.
    A Level 4 Endurance Official, Level 2 Field Official, Run Britain Race Director & UKA Event Adjudicator.
    Level 3 Performance Coach - Long Distance.
    Level 2 Coach - Endurance
    A Director of a Sport & Leisure company but 'almost retired'. When in full-time employment was a Director of several international companies

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    Karen Hunt 0232
    Field Official Level 1

  • Shelley Locke 0281
    Shelley Locke 0281
    Field Official Level 1

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    Lynne Newton 0334
    Field Official

    Level 4 Pole Vault Coach
    Level 3 Jumps Coach
    Level 2 Endurance Coach
    Level 2 Field Official

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    Katie CAREW-ROBINSON 0078
    Field Official

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Field Official

    Phil Budd was formerly secretary and chairman of the club covering a 13 year period, but now concentrates his efforts on coaching. Phil is a specialist jumps coach and children's coach. Apart from UKA coaching qualifications Phil has also Physiology of Exercise, Sport and Psychology qualifications from OU, and is a member of IOC continuing education programme. Phil also has UK Coach training in Coaching Children, Child Welfare and Protection, and Managing Challenging Behaviour. Prior to taking up athletics administration and coaching was an FA coach and was treasurer of a volley ball league in Southampton. Phil first competed for the club as a school boy way back in 1968 and has competed in every track and field event apart from pole vault and steeple chase a record he's not looking to complete.

  • Paul Hillyard 0223
    Paul Hillyard 0223
    Field Official

  • Sue Simister 0414
    Sue Simister 0414
    Field Official

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    Katherine Brydon 0060
    Field Official

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