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Dr Di Huxley is a Level 5 Middle and Long Distance Coach and has been a manager of multiple Australian Track & Field teams. She holds a Doctorate in elite athlete development and a Masters of Coach Education. She has lectured in coaching, fitness and sports science at a number of tertiary institutions, and is an internationally-regarded researcher in the development of athletes from the grass roots to the elite level.
Matt Rawlings is the 2019/20 Athletics NSW International Para Coach of the Year. His athletes include sprinter Tamsin Colley, who at only 17 years of age, made the final of the T36 200m at the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. Matt is also the Athletics NSW Target Talent Program para-athletics coach. Recorded during a live Zoom session on Sunday, 26 July 2020.
Ranell Hoson is a specialist running and strength coach for sprint and running sport athletes. She is a regular presenter at strength & conditioning, and fitness conventions and has delivered her running courses and athlete clinics across Australia, the UK and Asia. In 2019 Ranell was awarded the ‘ASCA Performance Development Coach of the Year’.
Penny Gillies is a Level 5 Coach. Known for both her running and hurdles coaching, Penny has been a regular National Team Coach since 1996. Penny finished off 2019 by successfully coaching Steve Solomon (400m), Carley Thomas (800m) and Bella O’Grady (400m) to Doha World Championships and was recently awarded the Athletics Australia Junior Athlete Coach of the Year.
Ian Hatfield is master in the distance running area. He developed Ryan Gregson from a Little Athlete into an international athlete. He also coached 2019 World No. 1 professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons when she was a champion middle distance runner in her teenage years. Ian currently coaches 2019 National 1500m title-holder Chloe Tighe, and is the Middle & Long Distance Coach for the Athletics NSW Target Talent Program. Recorded during a live Zoom session on Sunday, 14 June 2020.
The recent performances by Matt Horsnell’s leading athlete, Nicola McDermott, have been exceptional. In 2019 she commenced the year with a PB of 1.91m and closed the year with a new best of 1.96m, elevating her to equal number three in Australian history. McDermott’s clearance at 1.96m was the equal best by an Australian for 25 years. Matt was named a finalist for Coach of the Year in the 2019 Sport NSW Awards and was recently awarded the Athletics NSW Country Coach of the Year. Recorded during a live Zoom session on Sunday, 31 May 2020.