All our coaches are fully qualified with the governing body and hold a current DBS. Many of our coaches are athletes themselves and our current crop of coaches includes Olympians, Commonwealth Games and Great Britain athletes. In addition, we have qualified student coaches, who are coaching as part of their studies at Cardiff Met University.
All our coaches are overseen by our experienced Head Coach, Phil Warwicker. Phil was previously a competitive Triple Jumper, although came through the junior age groups as a combined-events athlete. Phil has been coaching for us since our formation as a club in 2012 and previously coached in the non-competitive Cardiff Met Junior Athletics Academy prior to 2012 and with Cornwall AC, his home club, doing his initial coaching qualification as a 16-year-old in 2007.
Current Coaches include:
Becca Chapman – Welsh Commonwealth Games Long Jumper
Caitlyn Mapps – Great Britain Junior International Sprinter
Emily Thomas – Welsh International Long Jumper
Gwen Lewis – Welsh International Shot Putter
Ellie Miles – Welsh Junior International Long Jumper
As well as our qualified coaches, from time to time we also have student placements. Although often these students are unqualified, they all hold a current DBS, and are always supervised by a qualified coach.