Volunteer Coaches and Helpers

Team Kennet Coaches

All “volunteers” working within Team Kennet work to high standards and adopt recognised best practice where possible. In addition to their own standards of practice, “volunteers” are expected to adopt Team Kennet’s:

Coaches

Any helper wishing to take a formal coaching qualification will have their course fees reimbursed by the club. This will be done in 2 parts with 50% being refunded after completing 20 coaching sessions and the remaining 50% after a further 20 sessions. Please download the coaching record which should be complete to claim your refunds.

For a full list of coaching staff click here

Volunteer Awards

The Club recognises the commitment and contribution made by its “volunteers” to the smooth running and development of the Club through awards for:

  • Volunteer of the year
  • Service awards
    • 100 sessions – Bronze
      • James Moorcroft
      • Lee Jones
      • Jenny Eaton
      • Rachel Roue
      • Janet Walter
      • Emma Hartley
      • Nikita Angell
      • Simon Scholes
      • Nancy Newton
      • Linda McCulloch
      • Chris Szala
      • Sonya Donohoe
      • Andy Russell
    • 200 sessions – Silver
      • Vicki Bradford
      • Scott Nicholls
      • Mary Allan
      • Simon Hockaday
      • Ron Stephenson
      • George Anstie
      • Gavin McLaughlin
      • Luke Angell
      • Ian Osler
      • Rachel Bladon
      • Deborah Montgomery
    • 400 sessions – Gold
      • Robin Morris
      • Dennis Tucker
      • Helen Shilton
      • Ian Killner
      • Glen Davis
      • Jennie Drake
    • 600 sessions – Platinum
      • Mark Shepherd
      • Elaine Knape
      • Colin Price
      • Averil Hewitt
      • Cheryl Angell
    • 800 sessions – Pearl
    • 1000 sessions – Diamond (Life Membership)
    • 1250 sessions – Double Diamond
      • Stan Chambers
    • 1500 sessions – Triple Diamond
    • 1750 sessions – Sapphire
      • Nick Bull
    • 2000 sessions – Double Sapphire
    • 2500 sessions  – Tanzanite
    • 3000 sessions  – Emerald
    • 3500 sessions –  Ruby
    • 4000 sessions – Jadeite
    • 5000 sessions – Pink Star Diamond
  • Honorary Life Memberships
    • Reg Allum
    • Jessica Harrison
    • Dougie Cook
    • Helen Preedy
    • Chris Treacher
  • Vice Presidents
    • Nick Bull
    • Dennis Hubbard
    • Stan Chambers
    • Mike Andrews
  • Ambassador
    • Jessica Harrison

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please download the volunteer information pack.

Helen Shilton has produced an excellent Helpers and Level 1 Coaching Guide which can be found online here.

Any volunteers wanting to take a formal Coaching or Officials course should contact the Officials Secretary.

Officials

The club always needs more qualified officials and coaches. Full details of officials courses can be found on the England Athletics website by clicking here. A licence application form can be downloaded here. The club will reimburse the course fees.

Other useful links: