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Stella Bandu

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A UKA L3 qualified endurance and steeplechase coach for over 20 years . Personally coached and advised several athletes to national and international level.


15 years of high performance development coaching in sport providing key areas of support to enable athletes to develop from promising juniors to world class senior competitors. One such successful programme was “On Camp with Kelly” an innovative mentoring programme set up by Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes. Part of a project team instrumental in growing the programme from 8 to 59 athletes. Three became Olympians in 2012. Four gained selection for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and one become a world champion silver medallist in 2009. Two athletes successfully transitioned to become world class triathletes and numerous team and individual medals were won at European Cross County Championships.


Appointed a Great Britain Team Manager (2005-8) and England Athletics Area Coach Mentor. (2009-2014). I currently work with GB Pentathlon coaching English Talent Pool athletes and as a freelance development co-ordinator.

A Chartered Town and Country Planner and consultant focused on developing people and places through sport.


In addition to my volunteer coaching at Ashford AC, I lead on Coaching and Development on behalf of Kent County Athletics Association.


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Sadly the 2020 10K is cancelled, BUT October 10th 2021 is in the diary!

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