Athletes registered with Girraween Little Athletics and in under 7’s or above are eligible for free coaching sessions provided at CV Kelly Park during the athletics season.

If you are serious about your athletics and want to do well at the representative carnivals and on Friday nights you need to start training early. To do well at these events you must train regularly.

Summer coaching is on Monday and Wednesday nights.

Under 7-10 athletes will train from 6-7pm
Under 11-17 athletes will train from 7-8pm

Your child/children should arrive with sufficient time to run at least two laps of the oval before warmup drills start. Late comers are still required to complete two laps.

Coaching is available in the following events:

  • sprints;
  • blocks training (sprints);
  • walks;
  • middle distance running;
  • long jump;
  • triple jump;
  • high jump (double session);
  • discus; and
  • shot put.

Athletes in the under 7-10 age groups will initiatly participate in skills training to help develop their coordination in the above disciplines. Athletes that show improved development will progress to advanced event training with older athletes.

Coaching will not be available in every discipline on each night. It will be subject to a number of conditions including the availability of coaches, weather conditions and demand from attending athletes.

Athletes are NOT required to wear their GLAC uniform to coaching sessions but must wear suitable clothing.

For the safety of all athletes children are not to wear running spikes until instructed to place them on by the sprints coach.

A parent or guardian is required to be in attendance at the ground in case of poor weather, an early finish, the requirement of medical attention or discipline for their child. Children who attend without a parent or guardian may be excluded from coaching. 


2020/21 Training Schedule

Time Age Groups Activity Lead Coach Assistant Coach
5-6pm U9-U17 Experienced Walkers Luke Alissa/Karen/Ashley
6-6.15pm U7-U10 Warm-ups All Coaches
6.15pm – 7pm U7 On-Track Training Graham
U8-U9-U10 Throws Tayla/Teagan
Jumps Pete/Luke
Sprints/Hurdles Joe/Claudio
Middle Distance Nathan
7-7.15pm U11-U17 Warm-ups All Coaches
7.15pm – 8pm U11-U17 Throws Tony Tayla/Teagan
Jumps (high can start earlier) Pete/Luke Graham
Sprints/Hurdles Joe/Claudio/Wayne
Middle Distance/Long Distance Nathan
U9-U17 Walks (Monday) Alissa/Karen/Ashley
Coaches Profiles
Coaching Executive
Joey Farrugia Joey is our Coaching Coordinator. Level 1 coach.
Coaches all areas. Main areas are sprints, long jump and strength and conditioning.
Luke Jobson Assistant Coaching Coordinator Level 1 coach.
International racewalker gaining 7 x All American Honours. Coaches all areas. Lead coach in Racewalks and long distance
Tony Ward Level 3 accredited throws coach. Lead coach in shotput, discus and Javelin.
Tayla Jobson Level 1 coach. Assistant coach in Shotput and Discus.
Teagan Neich Assistant coach in shotput and discus..
Peter Williams  Level 1 coach. Lead coach in Long jump. Also  coaches sprints.
Nathan Moffitt  Level 1 coach. Lead coach in middle/long distance.
Claudio Corvalan  Level 1 coach. Lead coach in sprints/ hurdles.
Wayne Thurlow  Level 1 coach. Lead coach in Blocks training and sprints.
Alissa Byatt  Level 1 coach. Assistant coach in racewalks.
Karen Farrugia  Assistant coach in racewalks.
Graham O’Brien Level 1 coach. Lead coach in on track training (U7-9). Also assists in throws and Jumps.
Assistants / Trainees
This could be you We can always use a hand. We are also looking for parent helpers. If you are interested please let one of the above people know.