Throws Coach Development

Throws Coach Development

A range of opportunities are available for throws coaches throughout the year.

These include:

To view the upcoming workshops and events for throws please click here.

National Throws Conference

Loughborough University and UKA Athletics are hosting the European Athletics Association Throws Conference in November 2017.  A world class line up of speakers and activities is planned.  Click here to view more details about this conference

National Level Coach and Athlete Days held regionally

These activities will be targeted at all throws coaches with the aim of brining the throws community, coaches and athletes, together to network and drive performance.  All sessions will involve practical activity.  We will aim to use high quality deliverers with years of experience in athletics and other sports/services and will cascade down information from the British Athletics Futures and Performance programmes.  The national activities will be organised by the Coach and Athlete Development Manager for throws Rob Thickpenny and delivered by the Regional Coach Leads and other leading coaches.

  • Practical activity with athletes to contextualize learning and development.  Clearly mapped content will be detailed in the promotion of the events.
  • Three or four days per year with invited coach and athlete pairs and open to all coaches
  • Places may be limited

Coach and Athlete Development Manager for Throws - Rob Thickpenny -

Regional Coach Leads

Nick Ridgeon -                 
National Coach Development Programme Discus/Shot for 5 years and a former Club and Coach Support Officer in the NE. Coaches Alan Toward in the Discus (59.33) and has been a team coach for England and the GB teams. Currently head of Strength and Conditioning at Northumbria University with a MSc in S&C. Nick deliver’s Movement Skills and Physical Preparation workshops.

South / South East
Rob Earle -           
Former National Coach Mentor for hammer and CCSO for Essex/Herts. Coached Simon Bown to 69m in the Hammer, experienced with SP and DT. Movement Skills and Physical preparation module tutor plus a tutor for UKA (mainly AC). Level 5 sports therapist and former PTI in the Fire Service.

Rob Careless -               
NCDP member and has coached England International level athletes. Based at Derby University and has a Masters degree in Sports Science. Experienced shot, discus and hammer coach.        

South West:
Mo Pearson -     
NCDP member.  Completed the UK Coaching Women In High Performance Coaching Programme.  Coaches across all age groups.


Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners. Details are published in our events page as events are announced