Meet Our Coaches

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    Coaching and Athletics Career

    Barry trained for 12 years under Arthur Lydiard, where he competed at two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, was a bronze medallist in the 1960 Olympic Marathon, ranked 1st in the World for 10,000m, held the world record in 4 x 1 mile relay and gained 18 National titles to his name.

    Coaching Philosophy

    "I’m a believer in Arthur Lydiard’s method of coaching which for me has produced Auckland and NZ champions, National record holders and Commonwealth and Olympic reps. Training schedules are written to suit individual ages and stages."


    Discus and Shot Put


    IG: @marshallhalldt

    Coaching and Athletics Career

    10x national discus champion with a Personal Best 64.55m, 2nd all-time in NZ. Represented New
    Zealand at World Championships London 2017 and World University Games South Korea 2015.
    Now an Athletics NZ registered coach, specialising in working with High School athletes, clubs
    and individuals.

    Coaching Philosophy

    To provide the tools to help young people try new things, have fun and work towards reaching
    their potential

    Interesting Fact about Myself

    While throwing I would eat 22 Weet-Bix for breakfast. I also played basketball for NZ when I was at school.


    800m to 5000m. Age 12 to Adult


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    A Sub 4 minute miler, multiple national champion and international athlete representing New Zealand in World
    Championships events ranging from the 5000m to Cross Country over a 12 year athletic career. Now running the Central Hub Coaching initiative across 5 Junior clubs in central Auckland region along with his own coaching squad of distance athletes”

    Coaching Philosophy

    "My philosophy is Quality over Quantity. I love seeing athletes improve and succeed. I want young athletes to get to 18 and be able to run in senior ranks without burning out."

    Interesting Fact about Myself

    I went to Ilam Art School at Canterbury University and would have been an artist if I hadn’t pursued my athletic career. I still enjoy Art in all it facets. I have even self-trained as a graphic designer.


    Heptathlon, Sprints, Hurdles, Horizontal and Vertical Jumps (including Pole Vault).


    IG: @sammyberryman

    Coaching and Athletics Career

    2x NCAA Academic All-American. Big Sky All-Conference, Heptathlon – 2013. All-Time Top-Ten

    Performer, Triple Jump &; Pole Vault, Idaho State University – 2011, 2012. Idaho State University

    Track & Field, Field Athlete of the Year – 2010, 2011. Head Track & Field Coach at

    Lakeridge High School – 2016. Assistant Track & Field; Jumps Coach at San Jose State University – 2015.

    National Team, Head Track & Field Coach for Yap, Federated States of Micronesia – 2014

    Coaching Philosophy

    Work hard, have fun


    800m - 10,000m, Cross Country and Road


    IG: @lukemccallum_

    Coaching and Athletics Career

    National Road Championship podium finisher and Half Marathon Auckland Champion. Lived and trained in Kenya with elite distance runners including Olympic representatives from New Zealand, Australia, United States and Great Britain . An Athletics NZ registered coach, He is trained in biomechanics, injury prevention and sports massage therapy. Coaching athletics High School squads in Auckland.

    Coaching Philosophy

    Health and consistent training leads to higher performance. Learning how to enjoy the sport


    60 - 400m


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    I started training in athletics since I was I5 years old, and I competed at a National Level in sprints with my speciality being the 400m. I then started my coaching career where I was working in the Chile National Institute of Sport and in the College of Marist as a track and field coach. I was also Head coach of the San Vicente Athletic Club. I am now an Athletics NZ registered coach with IAAF Level 2 Coach training in sprints, jumps and hurdles

    Coaching Philosophy

    I believe in the long term development of athletes and the training process, to work with the athlete as a team to help achieve their goals as I believe the process where results come hand in hand with the work. 

    My training philosophy is quality over quantity, technique over brute force and have fun instead of overtraining. I love working with children and young people as they refill my energy and passion for athletics. Striving to win is important but not to win at any cost.


    100m - 400m, Youth Development 


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    I have been involved with athletics since the age of 5. Some of my personal highlights include: Representing New Zealand at the World University Games in Gwangju (400m & 4x400m) and achieving regional qualifier in the 400m twice (Division 1) while a student-athlete at The University of Tulsa.

    Coaching Philosophy

    - By creating a fundamental base of knowledge and passion for athletics, therein is the opportunity for improvement.

    Interesting Fact about Myself

    I love the great outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, and camping most weekends.


    Sprints, Jumps and Hurdles


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    I competed in Athletics since the age of 7 in the Waikato town of Cambridge. I then moved to Auckland at the age of 18 and started training seriously over a wide range of events. Then continued to compete in Masters athletics but lately have been focusing solely on coaching. My main events to coach are all the sprints, jumps and multi-events, in particular, the Heptathlon.

    Coaching Philosophy

    My philosophy in coaching is to assist anyone I coach to stay committed to the sport so they can reach their full potential. This involves taking a long term approach to the athletes development. My focus is on developing the technical elements first then look at increasing the training volume.


    800m - Marathon


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    Graeme was the NZ 10,000m Champion in 1983 and 1984. During the late 1970s and early 1980s Graeme was placed in NZ Junior and Senior Champs from distances ranging from 1500m to the road race. He competed in the professional road racing circuit in the USA during the 1980s. Because he has run professionally, he has an inside knowledge of what is expected and what to expect if making athletics your career. Graeme is an accredited coach with Athletics NZ and the British Milers Club.

    Coaching Philosophy

    "During my extensive athletics career I have extensive knowledge of athletes, racing and the business of athletics. I implement a "multi-pace" training methodology that not only develops endurance but also speed, proven by physiologists and evident in all recent Olympic and World medalists and record holders. Any serious athlete needs to understand the principles of training and how each workout is tailored to fit in their program to best maximise their potential."

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    Sprints, Jumps and Multi - Events


    Coaching and Athletics Career

    Paul was the NZ national champ in Decathlon, as well as a multiple time Auckland Champion in Decathlon, Pole Vault, Javelin and Shot Put. He performed as Athletic Coach and Team manager for the Niue relay squad at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, and coached athletes to World Junior and Youth Championship Teams as well as to first places at NZ and Secondary School championships. 

    Coaching Philosophy

    "I gain tremendous enjoyment from helping athletes to reach their potential whether they be setting personal bests or making International Teams."


    Juniors, 3000m - Marathon, Cross Country, Winter Season 

    Coaching and Athletics Career

    Kerry competed with distinction as an elite and masters athlete at national and international levels for more than 25 years, with significant performances at distances from 800m (PB: 1m 53s) to the marathon (PB: (2h 19m 58s). His career highlights include:

    • 1996 - NZ Cross Country Rep. & Captain 

    • 1986, 1987, 1994, 1996 - World Cross Country 

    • 1986 - Commonwealth Games (Edinburgh) 5,000m 

    • 1990 - Commonwealth Games (Auckland) 4th 5,000m 

    • 1991 - World Championships Japan 5,000m 

    • 1991 - Japan Ekiden Relays Lap Record: 13:45, 5,000m road lap 

    • NZ title holder 2 ×10,000m, 5000m, Half Marathon

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