Meet the WADAC committee.
Chairman, Athletics Coach, Lead Coach in the Development Group (u13s), U11s Academy Coach email@example.com
Paul competed in most athletics events when he was younger including long jump, discus, triple jump, shot put, 100m and 1500m, and also competed in cross country races. He returned to athletics when his older son, Charlie, started Quadkids a few years ago. Since then, he has been actively involved in coaching Quadkids and endurance athletes and is the team manager for the Wessex League Cross country races.
John started helping at track meetings when his daughter Kate started running with WADAC in 1990. He qualified as a field official in 1993 and was women's team manager for a few years. John then took over as Treasurer (only the 4th since the club started) in 1998. Following a short spell as Chairman from 2006, he returned to the Treasurer's role in 2009. John has never been an athlete, and prefers to take the easier option as a starter or field official!
Coach, Field Official & Lower YDL Team Manager YDLLower@wadac.org.uk
Gary started off at WADAC as a parent helper in about 2009 initially helping out with the running groups. Having qualified as a Coach early on, Gary now specialises in the field events particularly the jumps & hurdles. Gary is the Team Manager for the YDL lower age group and regularly helps out at the Sportshall competitions. He is also a Level 2 Field Official
Athletics Coach,Development Group and Jumps Coach, Field Official firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing up in Scotland, Karin's main events were Long Jump and Sprints where she competed for various teams from club to junior international level. Karin also enjoyed Cross Country, Road Running and Pentathlon. When her daughter started athletics she found her background in athletics could be tapped into for coaching and officiating. Karin currently coaches at Development Group, as well as Jumps on Thursdays. In the past for WADAC she has led and team managed for Quadkids, Sportshall, as well as setting up the Development Group.
Assistant Coach (U11-U13), Junior Endurance Training Group Admin, Junior Waiting List Co-ordinator email@example.com
WADAC member since 2013, runs a bit, coaches a bit, administrates a lot.
Coach & Officials Development Officer, Coach Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of WADAC since 2011 and the committee since 2014. Kathryn brings track and field experience to the committee as she competes herself. Kathryn has also team managed and is training to become a track official.
Athletics Coach - hurdles, jumps and anywhere needed, trainee marksman email@example.com
I started coming to WADAC around 2012 when my children started in Quad Kids (as it was then). I moved up to the Development Group with them and there my coaching journey started with "can you hold this rake please?". I now support Gary, Ernie and Tony with their combined group, and I'm happy to act as cover for other coaches if necessary. With my work commitments (lots of travel), being a supporting coach suits me best as I don't think it fair to run my own group as I am away a lot. For info, my own "athletic" ability was demonstrated on various rugby pitches in and around Hampshire & Surrey during the 80's and 90's, playing for Surrey University and Trojans.