Meet Our Team

We are a group of coaches passionate about Athletics and athlete development

Tom Crick

Director of Coaching & Athlete Development
Tom is responsible for the strategic direction of Athletics in Northern Ireland. He works closely with Laura and Tom Reynolds to develop coach and athlete development initiatives across the province. A technology enthusiast and former coach at Loughborough University he founded in 2009 and in September 2015.


Laura Kerr

Coach Development / Physical Preparation Lead
Laura is responsible for providing coach development opportunities in Northern Ireland and supports coaches in their continuous professional development through delivery of formal coaching qualifications, workshops and mentoring.. As a UK Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach Laura also develops the Physical Preparation programmes for athletes in Athletics NI’s Talent Development squads.


Tom Reynolds

Athlete Development Lead
Tom is responsible for providing athlete development opportunities including selecting and monitoring Youth Academy & Rising Stars athletes. With 14 years coaching experience Tom’s role includes team selection & management, weekly session delivery, co-ordinating athlete services and competition support.


Recent Blog Posts

Find out what’s been on our minds recently.

Youth Academy Camp -Portugal 2019

On the 12th of April, 2019 with the support of the European Union's Erasmus+ fund for sport education and training 32 athletes, 8 Athletics NI Staff, 11 Personal Coaches and 2 Performance Therapists travelled to the Algarve for Athletics NI's Youth Academy Camp....

Reflections on Athletics NI 2018 Coaching Conference

This year's coaching conference, 'Aspiring to Coaching Excellence', took place on the 29th September at Ulster University, Jordanstown. The conference featured a stellar line-up of presenters headlined by Fuzz Caan, Olympic High Jump Coach who guided Robbie Grabarz to...