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 Vincent 0472
    Chairman

    Email: Chairman@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

    Mobile Phone Number:

    As Chairman, Andrew brings a wealth of business and organisational skills to the Club. He is committed to sport at all levels, having represented Schools and Counties in Cricket, Football and Athletics and also nationally playing Squash. More recently 10 years in Youth Football Management, 18 Years of Squash Team Management and now Athletics Team Management. 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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    Gary Sprake 0428
    Membership secretary, Sponsorship and promotion, Website, Team manager

    Email: membership@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

    The City of Portsmouth Athletics Club is a great non-profit making club run by volunteers. We have all started off with our children competing and training with the club. It seems like a natural progression to help out when you have to spend many hours standing track side in the cold. The club will help you train as an Athletics Coach or take an Officials Course or maybe become a member of the committee. Come Join us as an athlete or as an enthusiastic Parent, either way you'll be in for some fun.

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    Natalie Evans 0157
    Minutes Secretary

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    Vince Stamp 0434
    XC and Road running

    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 runner and is now the coach of the Invincibles training group of Middle distance & endurance athletes at the City of Portsmouth athletics club.

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    Matthew Bartlett 0019
    U17/U20 and mentor liaison

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    Lynne Newton 0334
    Complaints/Team Manager

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    Terry Price 0371
    Coaches Representative

    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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    Charlie Craddock 0106
    Junior Athlete Representative/Team Manager

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

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    Adam O'Hara 0338
    Senior Athlete Representative

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    Dan Thurgood 0455
    Team Manager

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    Helen Lockyer 0286
    Team Manager

    Level 2 Track Judge

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    Faye Thurgood 0456
    Social Committee

  • Sam Lloyd 0277
    Sam Lloyd 0277
    Social Committee

Coaching Staff

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Head Coach

    Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

    Mobile Phone Number: 07874882899

    Phil Budd is not only the club chairman. He also coaches the Introductory Athletics Squad for all athletes between the ages of 9-11. On top of that Phil also coaches the Long Jump to all the clubs athletes. A former athlete Phil has dedicated himself to the athletics club for many years

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    Anna Stone 0438
    Assistant Coach Junior Academy

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    Paul Jones 0250
    Assistant Coach Junior Academy

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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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    Pierre Adedze
    Coach Sprints

    Pierre was a former sprints athlete at the City of Portsmouth Athletics Club. After a successful competitive carrier racing over 100m and 200m, Pierre moved into coaching in 2002. As a senior coach he has developed sprint athletes to a high technical and physical level and has achieved national successes.

    Available to coach senior athletes: Tue/Thu 1800-2000, Sat 1000-1200 at Mountbatten.
    Seniors 60m/100m/200m.

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    Jason Stone 0437
    Coach Sprints

    Coach
    Also a triathlete

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    Wendy Jackson 0240
    Coach Sprints

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    Rex Hawkesworth 0212
    Coach Sprints

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    Pauline Hawkesworth 0213
    Coach Sprints

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    Ann Pocock 0365
    Coach Sprints

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    Matthew Bartlett 0019
    Assistant Coach Sprints

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    Gary Sprake 0428
    Assistant Coach Sprints

    The City of Portsmouth Athletics Club is a great non-profit making club run by volunteers. We have all started off with our children competing and training with the club. It seems like a natural progression to help out when you have to spend many hours standing track side in the cold. The club will help you train as an Athletics Coach or take an Officials Course or maybe become a member of the committee. Come Join us as an athlete or as an enthusiastic Parent, either way you'll be in for some fun.

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    Charlie Craddock 0106
    Coaching Assistant Sprints

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

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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 runner and is now the coach 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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    Pat Butcher 0073
    Coach Endurance

    Pat Butcher has trained over a dozen international runners including Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michael East, English national cross-country champion Justin Pugsley, Hazel Wade, Steve Arnold and Matt de Freitas

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    Lucy Czura 0119
    Coach Endurance

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    Elizabeth Walker 0473
    Assistant Coach Endurance

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    Claire East 0146
    Assistant 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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    Katherine Brydon 0060
    Assistant Coach Endurance

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    Alex Budd 0064
    Assistant Coach Endurance

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    Alan Crook 0109
    Coaching Assistant Endurance

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    James Wiseman 0506
    Coaching Assistant Endurance

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    John Bullard 0068
    Coaching Assistant Endurance

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    Bronwin Carter 0081
    Head Coach Throws/Strength and Conditioning

    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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    Dawid Marchlewicz 0294
    Assistant Coach Throws

  • Marian Bray 0049
    Marian Bray 0049
    Assistant Coach Throws

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    Andrew Vincent 0472
    Coaching Assistant Throws

    As Chairman, Andrew brings a wealth of business and organisational skills to the Club. He is committed to sport at all levels, having represented Schools and Counties in Cricket, Football and Athletics and also nationally playing Squash. More recently 10 years in Youth Football Management, 18 Years of Squash Team Management and now Athletics Team Management. 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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    Barbara Osborne 0346
    Coaching Assistant Throws

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    Paul Smith OBE 0425
    Assistant 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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    Louise Lockyer 0285
    Assistant Coach High Jump

Team management

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    Andrew Vincent 0472
    YDL Upper League Team Manager for Women and Men

    Email: Chairman@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

    As Chairman, Andrew brings a wealth of business and organisational skills to the Club. He is committed to sport at all levels, having represented Schools and Counties in Cricket, Football and Athletics and also nationally playing Squash. More recently 10 years in Youth Football Management, 18 Years of Squash Team Management and now Athletics Team Management. 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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    Gary Sprake 0428
    YDL Lower and Wessex League Girls Team Manager

    Email: membership@portsmouthathletic.co.uk

    The City of Portsmouth Athletics Club is a great non-profit making club run by volunteers. We have all started off with our children competing and training with the club. It seems like a natural progression to help out when you have to spend many hours standing track side in the cold. The club will help you train as an Athletics Coach or take an Officials Course or maybe become a member of the committee. Come Join us as an athlete or as an enthusiastic Parent, either way you'll be in for some fun.

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    Charlie Craddock 0106
    Wessex League Team Manager for Boys

    Email: charliecraddock1@hotmail.co.uk

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

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Sportshall, Quadkids and U11s Team Manager

    Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

    Mobile Phone Number: 07874882899

    Phil Budd is not only the club chairman. He also coaches the Introductory Athletics Squad for all athletes between the ages of 9-11. On top of that Phil also coaches the Long Jump to all the clubs athletes. A former athlete Phil has dedicated himself to the athletics club for many years

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

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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    Jez Pigden 0361
    Track Judge

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Track Judge

    Phil Budd is not only the club chairman. He also coaches the Introductory Athletics Squad for all athletes between the ages of 9-11. On top of that Phil also coaches the Long Jump to all the clubs athletes. A former athlete Phil has dedicated himself to the athletics club for many years

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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 is not only the club chairman. He also coaches the Introductory Athletics Squad for all athletes between the ages of 9-11. On top of that Phil also coaches the Long Jump to all the clubs athletes. A former athlete Phil has dedicated himself to the athletics club for many years

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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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    Kim March 0292
    Field Official Level 2

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    Lynne Newton 0334
    Field Official

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    Peter Newton 0335
    Field Official Level 4

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    Katie CAREW-ROBINSON 0078
    Field Official

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    Phil Budd 0065
    Field Official

    Phil Budd is not only the club chairman. He also coaches the Introductory Athletics Squad for all athletes between the ages of 9-11. On top of that Phil also coaches the Long Jump to all the clubs athletes. A former athlete Phil has dedicated himself to the athletics club for many years

  • Paul Hillyard 0223
    Paul Hillyard 0223
    Field Official

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    Barbara Osborne 0346
    Field Official

  • Sue Simister 0414
    Sue Simister 0414
    Field Official

  • Karen  Hunt 0232
    Karen Hunt 0232
    Field Official Level 1

  • Katherine Brydon 0060
    Katherine Brydon 0060
    Field Official

  • Dean Locke 0280
    Dean Locke 0280
    Field Official

  • Shelley Locke 0281
    Shelley Locke 0281
    Field Official Level 1

  • Mick Cross 0112
    Mick Cross 0112
    Field Official Level 2

  • Michelle Cross 0113
    Michelle Cross 0113
    Field Official

  • Jackie Chandler 0090
    Jackie Chandler 0090
    Field Official Level 1

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    Helen Bloomfield 0037
    Field Official

    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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    Rosie Castle 0082
    Field Official

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    Heather Cubbage 0116
    Field Official

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