Meet Our TeamWe are a group of coaches passionate about Athletics and athlete development
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 uCoach.com in 2009 and NIfutures.com in September 2015.
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.
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
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21 February 2018 On Sunday 28th January, Athletics NI held its second Event Group Squad for coach-athlete pairs focusing on Sprints. Ulster University (Jordantsown) hosted the day which saw 16 athletes attend. Guest Coach for the day was Dr. Alan Kennedy (Coach to...
Successful Throws Squad Launch The first of the 2018-19 Athletics NI Event Group Throws Squads took place on Sunday 19th November at Ulster University’s Jordanstown Campus. The day was attended by twenty-four athletes and many of their coaches. Coaches...
The first of the 2017-2018 NI and Ulster Endurance Squad coaching days took place on Saturday 16th September at Greenmount CAFRE Campus. The day was attended by fifty-seven athletes and many of their coaches and parents. Sessions were delivered by Michael Dyer, Bashir...