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Ashford Athletic Club has numerous general and specialised coaches available to its members. All coaches are qualified and have many years of experience to offer. All coaches and officials are fully licensed and CRB checked by UK Athletics; all volunteers have to complete an application form and a self-declaration form, provide references and be approved by the AAC committee.

Our Coaches

Chris Hobbs

Email: hobbsrom@outlook.com

Disciplines: Race Walking

Qualifications: L2 Endurance, L2 Sprints, Level 3 Strength and Conditioning, L4 Race Walking Official, Level 1 Time Keeper

Dee Langford

Disciplines: Endurance, Assistant Coach, Safeguarding in Athletics

Qualifications: Level 2 Endurance

Jonathan Hobbs

Email: jonathanhobbs@live.co.uk

Disciplines: AC Race Walking, Endurance Running

Qualifications: Athletics Coach

Gerard O'Sullivan

Email: thedocatashfordac@yahoo.co.uk

Disciplines: Endurance Running, Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running

Qualifications: Athletics Coach

Briony Walsh

Email: briony.walsh26@gmail.com

Disciplines: Coaching Assistant, Safeguarding in Athletics, Athletics Coach Throws

Qualifications: Athletics Coach Throws

Dave Fox

Email: dfashfordac@hotmail.com

Disciplines: L2 Throws, L3 Shot NCDP, L3 Discus NCDP

Qualifications: L3

Derek Laws

Email: dldereklaws@gmail.com

Disciplines: Pole Vault NCDP & Sprints

Qualifications: L3

John Bancroft

Email: Jbancr4495@aol.com

Disciplines: High Jump

Qualifications: L3

Stella Bandu

Email: StellaAAC@aol.com

Disciplines: Middle & long distance & steeplechase

Qualifications: L2 Endurance, L3 Steeplechase NCDP

Claire Le Rossignol

Email: claire@ontrackathletics.co.uk

Disciplines: Level 2 Speed, Level 1 Assistant Coach, Children In Athletics

Qualifications: Level 3 Coaching Young Athletes

John Paton

Email: john.paton@mac.com

Disciplines: Coaching Assistant, Safeguarding in Athletics , First Aid.


John Norman

Email: johnnorman967@gmail.com

Disciplines: Athletics Coach ,Coaching Assistant


Hayley Snare

Email: hayleysnare@live.co.uk

Disciplines: Assistant Coach


Paul Maxted

Email: paul.maxted@ashfordac.org.uk

Disciplines: Coaching Assistant, Safeguarding in Athletics, First Aid


Jacqi Snare

Email: trackattackathletics@live.co.uk

Disciplines: Sprints, Hurdles, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Young Athletes Coach, Sports Leader LCDP

Qualifications: L2 Speed, L2 Endurance, L3 Sprints, L3 Hurdles, L3 Middle Distance, L3 Long Distance

Richard Harrington

Email: harriri2000@gmail.com

Disciplines: Coaching Assistant, Safeguarding in Athletics, First Aid,


Pete Le Rossignol

Email: plrontrackathletics@gmail.com

Disciplines: Jumps, Coaching Young Athletes, Sprints, Disability Athletics, Wheelchair Racing

Qualifications: L2 Jumps, L3 Coaching Young Athletes