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Steve Denning

Athletics

  • Athletics Australia – Orientation to Coaching – 1998.
  • National Athletics Coaching Scheme – Level 1 – Young Athlete – 1999.
  • National Athletics Coaching Scheme – Level 1 – Event Specific – Jumps – 2000.
  • Nomination – Coach of the Year Award – Little Athletics Coach For 2000 NSW Track and Field Coaches Association &
  • Australian Track and Field Coaches Association 2001 Mondo Congress Runaway Bay, Queensland.
  • Little A’s Age Manager since 1998.
  • National Athletics Coaching Scheme – Level 2 – Young Athlete – 2002
  • NSW School Championships – 100m and High Jump – 1967-1970.

Rugby League

  • Trainer, conditioner and assistant coach – Macquarie University R.L.F.C. – Uni Cup 1978 -1985.
  • Trainer and conditioner – Belrose R.L.F.C – Manly A Grade & SG Ball – 1981-1983.
  • Trainer and conditioner – North Sydney R.L.F.C. – Presidents Cup, Reserve Grade and First Grade – 1986 -1988.
  • Trainer and conditioner – Wentworthville R.L.F.C. – Metro Cup – 1989 -1991.
  • As a player won several premierships playing in Western District Business Houses and University Cup – 1974 -1978.
  • As a Committee member held several positions including Secretary and Vice President over 13 years and was awarded Life Membership of M.U.R.L.F.C.

Rugby Union

  • Trainer, conditioner and assistant coach – Kings Old Boys – NSW Suburban Rugby
    Union 1996, 2001, 2002 & 2003.
  • As a player won several premierships playing for Dundas Valley United alongside
    players such as Ray Price (dual International) and Lance Walker (International).
  • Played for R.A.A.F. in Laverton, Victoria.Other sporting interests include Tennis and Water Skiing.

Dennis Coker

Athletics

  • National Athletics Coaching Scheme – Level 1 – Middle Distance Running & Walks.
  • Joined Hills District Little Athletics in 1987 – Coaching Walks since 1992
    and Middle Distance Running since 1995.
  • Level 2 (B Grade) – Track and C Grade – Walks.
  • Senior Athletics – B Grade – Track and Throws
  • C Grade Technician – Walks and Jumps

Personal Achievements

  • Life Member of Hills District Little Athletics.
  • Vice President – 1999/2000 till 2001/2002.
  • Official @ World Transplant Games – 1997 – Sydney.
  • Official @ World Wheelchair Games – 1999 – Christchurch, NZ.
  • Official @ Sydney Olympics – 2000 – Call room.
  • Official @ Sydney Paralympics – 2000 – Track Umpire.
  • Official @ Assistant Track Referee – World Veteran – 2001 – Brisbane.
  • Official @ Assistant Call Room Manager – Goodwill Games – 2001 – Brisbane.
  • Official @ Track Umpire – IAAF Grand Prix Final – 2001 – Melbourne.
  • Official @ Chief Track Umpire – Australian University Games – 2001 – Sydney.
  • Official @ All Australian National Championships for Open, Under 20 & Under
    Age (14,16,18) since 1997.
  • Official @ All Australian Championships for Athletes with a Disability since
    1997. Southern Cross Games 1995 & 1999.

Rugby League

  • Played for Blacktown C.Y.O. – 1971-1974. Premiers – 1971,1972 & 1974.

Baseball

  • Coached Under 14 Baseball – 1994-1995
  • Played Baseball – 1994-1995.

Gridiron

  • Played 1986-1992. ( Played Offence – Centre, Right Guard and Left Tackle )
  • Received Most Valuable Player in 1986 and 1992.
  • Played for The Hills Eagles and Ryde Spartans.
  • State AA Champions – 1990
  • Runners Up – AAA Division – 1988.
  • Runners Up – Spring Comp. – 1987.

Hank Huston

Athletics

  • Australian Track & Field Coaching – Level 2 – Throws, Running & Walks.
  • President of Hills Athletics – Coaching little athletics since dawn of time.
  • Level 2 – Track & Field

Howard Searle

Member of Australian Track and Field Coach’s Assn (ATFCA) and Athletics Australia (AA)

Currently a Level 3 Athletics specialising in Sprints and Jumps.

Operating Total Coaching Solutions – Now Hills Athletic Academy, for 7 years

Howard has conducted many , speed and agility programmes with many sporting organisations , schools and individuals. Played and coached Touch football for over 30 years and is also a current qualified touch football referee.

Sports currently qualified and involved in are:

  • Athletics – 15 years Level 3 Sprints & Jumps
  • Speed , agility, coordination – 7 years Level 3 ATFCA , Level 1 Iyca
  • Gymnastics – 7 years Level 1
  • Rugby League/union – 7 years Level 1
  • Cricket – 7 years Level 1
  • First Aid – 5 years Level 2

Graham Garnett

Member of Australian Track and Field Coach’s Assn (ATFCA) and Athletics Australia (AA)

  • Level 3 Sprints and Hurdles (ATFCA)
  • Level 2 Club Coach (AA)
  • Level 2 Middle Distance (AA)
  • State Rep. in Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps and Decathlon as junior athlete

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