Training And Coaching

Balmain Athletics Club Training at King George Oval

Are you new to athletics? Do you want to improve your throwing or jumping technique? Learn how to hurdle or race walk? Have you ever used starting blocks? And do you want to improve your fitness? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then BAC training is for you.

Tuesday - Club Training for U6 to U17s, 4.45-6.45pm

Aimed at new and developing athletes wanting to be active, have fun and build skills. U6 and U7s get involved in the Kids Athletics Program. U8-U17s focus on developing skills for their upcoming Saturday morning program. Training delivered by junior and senior coaches.

  • 4.45pm: Meet with Adults/Parents helping Coaches and Volunteers set out equipment
  • 5-5.30pm: Club Warm Up for all athletes
  • 5.30-6pm: Skill Session 1
  • 6-6.30pm: Skill Session 2
  • 6.30-6.45pm: Pack Up with Adults/Parents helping Coaches and Volunteers return all the gear

Thursday - Specialist Club Training for U11 to U17s, 4.45-6pm

Specialist event training for experienced, intermediate and advanced level athletes. Limited events. Training delivered by senior and specialist coaches.

  • 4.45pm: Warm Up
  • 5-6pm: Skills Training

Weekly Club training sessions will commence on Tuesday 10 October 2023.

Any changes to training, including the availability of coaches will be posted on Club socials and website - News.

Coaches for 2023/24 season

Specialist coaches

Cath Chatterton - Middle Distance 
Cath is an Australian Masters Triathlon team member who has been very successful on the road winning the Canberra Half Marathon. As a keen runner she understands how to build a young middle distance runner.

Michel Hemmings Jones - Throws
Olympian representing Cuba at the 2000 Sydney games for Discus with an interest and expertise in all the throwing events.

Mel Murphy - Racewalking
Over the last five years Mel has coached junior athletes to State titles and National medals in both track walking and road walking events.

Richard Chen - Conditioning and Fitness, Throws & Jumps 
With knowledge and experience in coaching across all events, Richard has a passion for skill development and encouraging all athletes. He has expertise in conditioning and fitness, jumps, relays, sprints and throws. Richard is the Club's Coaching Coordinator and takes a special interest in overseeing the development of our junior coaching team. 

Senior Coaches

Alexandra Harrison - High Jump
Joshua Watson - High Jump, Hurdles, Sprints & Relays
Sam Chen - Long Jump, Hurdles, Sprints, Triple Jump & Relays
Sam Murphy - Hurdles, Sprints, Racewalking & Relays

Junior Coaches

Alexandra Richards - Community level coaching with interest in Hurdles
Bronte Prentice - Community level coaching with interest in Throws
Helena Macarthur - Community level coaching with interest in High Jump
Joshua Chen - Community level coaching with interest in Throws
Maddie Watson - Community level coaching with interest in Throws
Montana Chiacchio - Community level coaching with interest in Long Jump
Tane Dolan - Community level coaching with interest in Sprints
Ty Revellos - Community level coaching with interest in Throws
Xavier Gonzalez - Community level coaching with interest in Middle/Long Distance & Racewalking

Some of our specialist and senior coaches offer private (paid) individual and group coaching - for more details contact

Representative Club Coaching

Training sessions will be available for those athletes who are representing the Club at ANSW and LANSW events inlcuding State Relays, Zone, Regional and State Championships. Times and dates will be posted during the season on the Club's socials and website. Information will also be shared by email.

Starting Blocks Training

LANSW rules only allow the use of starting blocks by athletes in the U11 age group and older. Athletes will need to have been signed off by a Club Coach before they are permitted to use Blocks during Saturday morning competition. 

If you're interested in joining our coaching team, contact us