Juniors Coaches

Gillian Sykes – Sprints Coach

Qualifications

  • UKA Athletics Coach
  • UKA Even Group Specialist Sprints & Hurdles Coach
  • UKA Event Group Specialist Jumps Coach
  • UKA Event Group Specialist Throws Coach
  • UKA Physical Preparation

Gillian mainly specialises in coaching junior sprinters from the age of 15 through to U23 level. Her junior sprinters have obtainined multiple national titles and selections to NI and Irish U20 relay teams, who have competed at European U20 level.

Eoghan Rainey – Multi Events Coach

Qualifications

  • UKA Athletics Coach

Stephen Orr – Multi Events Coach

Qualifications

  • UKA Athletics Coach

Tom Smith – Multi Events

Qualifications

  • UKA Leader in Running and Fitness

Stephen, Eoghan and Tom have considerable experience in coaching multi events to junior athletes, giving them the best opportunity to specialise in events after the age of 14.  They are also involved the delivery of Athletics NI Rising Stars (Belfast). Many of these athletes compete and medal at indoor and Outdoor National age group competitions. 

Des Fahy – Distance Group

Qualifications

  • UKA Coach in Running and Fitness

Des is an experienced  distance runner and coaches middle/long distance to athletes from the age of 14 upwards.