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.
Des Davis Level 4 AT & FCA, Level 4 IAAF
Throws - shot put, discus and javelin
Algester Col Bennett Park - Sunday afternoons


Des Davis is an Athletics Australia Level 4 specialist throws coach and Level A walks Judge.  He has been an official at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and has many years 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 and Relays Coach

A former Australian representative in sprints & relays, Gavin provides fortnightly coaching on Sunday mornings At Col Bennett Park in sprints and starts (1hr).  Cost is $10.

Coaching will resume from July 2021.

Mr Robin Martin
Specialist Hurdles Coach

A former national hurdles athlete himself, Robin provides fortnightly hurdles coaching on Sundays at Col Bennett Park.  Robin provides approximately 2 hours coaching for $10.

Coaching will resume from July 2021.

Andrea Kruck
Running and Jumps Coaching (for athletes 9 years or older)
QSAC, Kessels Rd, Nathan

Andrea’s formal qualifications include the following: Level 2 Advanced sprints, hurdles, relays; Level 2 Advanced jumps; Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running (all distances); IAAF Kids Athletics Coach (Sporting Schools Program); Level 4 Children's Fitness Trainer; Level 3 & 4 Certificate in Fitness

  • Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 4.30pm (QSAC)

The cost of coaching will be $10 per person / day.

There is a $5 entry fee into the QSAC facility (cash only), which is located on Kessels Road, Nathan.

Ms Melissa Fawcett
Specialist Middle Distance and Cross-Country Coach

A former Australian champion in cross-country and steeplechase, Mel provides weekly coaching on Sunday mornings 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

A former heptathlete, Marty provides coaching in vertical and horizontal jumps.  Cost is $20 for approximately 2 hours, each Sunday at Col Bennett Park.  She alternates between long jump / triple jump coaching on one week, followed by high jump coaching (both flop and scissors) on the alternative week.

Coaching will resume from July 2021.