As A Coach


For a list of accredited coaches please see the Athletics NZ website here

Go to the “Find a coach” section


Coach Education & Development

Clubs in the AWBoP region are building an excellent base of coaches and this is reflected in the very good results achieved by school, club and centre teams last season at National Championships, and at North Island and regional competitions. Thank you to all those volunteer coaches who are sharing their time and knowledge with both young and old in our centre to make sure that progress continues to be made.

Athletics NZ Coach Education

The Athletics New Zealand Coaching Programme has a number of elements and options available for people who wish to start coaching and for those who wish to improve their skills and coaching qualifications.

An outline of the Coach Education process is available on the Athletics New Zealand Website

Run Jump Throw Athletics

These courses are the first step in the Athletics New Zealand Coach Education programme. They have become very popular for primary and intermediate schools and children’s athletic clubs. The course emphasises teaching of basic athletic skills to children. Run Jump Throw is a 2-hour introductory course, while FAST (Fundamental Athlete Skill Teaching) is more comprehensive 6 hour course. Both courses will be presented on demand for clubs provided that there are 8 participants.


For general enquiries about the Bay of Plenty area, contact Kerry Hill who is with CoachForce (part of Sport Bay of Plenty) –

For general enquiries in the Waikato region, contact our Waikato Athletics Developement and Events Coordinator, Barrie Jennings –