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Training and Coaching

We are extremely lucky to have access to an amazing range of talented and enthusiastic coaches who provide weekly coaching sessions for our centre athletes. These coaching sessions are optional, but we encourage athletes to attend to help improve their technique and skills. Please make sure you monitor our Facebook page for last minute cancellations or changes to sessions.

Please note that our coaching sessions are available for registered Algester Little Athletics members only.  It is not open to the general public.
Mr Des Davis 
Throws Coach - shot put, discus and javelin
Algester Col Bennett Park - Sunday afternoons


Des Davis is our coaching coordinator at Algester Little Athletics.  He is an Athletics Australia Level 4 specialist throws coach and Level A walks Judge.  He has been an official and coach at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and has decades of experience coaching school-aged athletes to national and international level.

​Coaching cost is $10 for first session,

and then $5 for each session thereafter (held on same day)   

eg. $10 for shot put, then $5 for discus, and $5 for javelin

Please monitor our Facebook page for details of Des' weekly coaching program.


Mr Gavin Hunter
Specialist Sprints, Starts and Relays Coach

A former Australian representative in sprints & relays and part of the coaching team for the 2020 Australian olympic team, Gavin provides fortnightly coaching on Sunday mornings at Col Bennett Park in sprints and starts (1hr).  Cost is $10.

Please monitor our Facebook page for details of upcoming coaching dates / times.

Mr Robin Martin
Specialist Hurdles Coach
QSAC, Kessels Rd, Nathan

As a former national hurdles athlete himself, there isn't too much that Robin doesn't know about hurdles.  He provides weekly hurdles coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays at QSAC (see below details) along with occasional coaching sessions at Col Bennett Park (TBA).  The cost is $10 per session plus $5 entry fee for coaching sessions held at QSAC.


  • Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 5-6pm for athletes aged up to U14 (QSAC)

  • Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 6-7pm for athletes aged U15 and above (QSAC)

Ms Melissa Fawcett
Specialist Middle Distance and Cross-Country Coach

A former Australian champion in cross-country and steeplechase, Mel provides weekly coaching on Sundays at Col Bennett Park in middle distance running (400m and above) as well as cross-country.  Cost is $10.

Please monitor our Facebook page for details of Mel's weekly coaching program.

Mrs Theresa (Marty) Stolberg
Specialist Jumps Coach
High jump, long jump and triple jump

A former heptathlete, Marty is an Athletics Australia Level 4 specialist jumps coach, and provides coaching in vertical and horizontal jumps. The Courier Mail described Marty as " of the region's leading up-and-coming coaches working with young club and school athletes." Her focus is helping young athletes grow up in a positive environment.  Cost is $10 for approximately 2 hours.

Please monitor our Facebook page for details of upcoming coaching dates / times.

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