Coaches

MEET OUR JUNIOR COACHING TEAM

All coaches at Orangegrove AC are unpaid volunteers who give up their free time.

Orangegrove AC know that the future of the club is dependant on our Junior Athletes. We are committed to ensure they develop to their full potential in a safe and fun environment.

We have been awarded a Silver Club Mark Accreditation with Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.   All our coaches are UKA qualified and police vetted for working with children.

For more information on ClubMark accreditation please visit here

Please approach any of the clubs coaching volunteers who will always be happy to discuss your child’s development or any concerns you may have.

Gillian Sykes

Gillian Sykes

Junior Event Group
UKA Qualified Athletics Coach
Event Group Qualified Sprints & Hurdles Coach
Discus Qualified Coach
Hammer Qualified Coach
Pole Vault Qualified Coach
Racewalking Qualified
Wheelchair Racing Qualified
Triple Jump Qualified
Athletics 365 trained
Disability Inclusion Trained
UKA Anti-Doping Awareness
UK Anti-Doping Advisor
Assistant Athletics Official (License Pending)
Sports Injury First Aider
Designated Child Safety Officer
Junior Club Coordinator

Colin Sykes

Colin Sykes

Junior Track Group
UKA Qualified Athletics Coach
Sports Injury First Aider
Designated Child Safety Officer

Eoghan Rainey

Eoghan Rainey

Midis Group
UKA Qualified Athletics Coach
Safeguarding Trained
Sports First Aid

Trudy Brown

Minis Group
UKA Assistant Athletics Coach
Safeguarding Trained
Sports First Aid

Stephen Orr

Minis Group
UKA Assistant Athletics Coach
Sports First Aid

Anita Magee

Junior Track Group
UKA Assistant Athletics Coach
Safeguarding Trained

Alan Martin

Alan Martin

Junior/Senior Sprint Group
UKA Level 2 Speed Coach
Safeguarding Trained

Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Junior/Senior Sprint Group
UKA Assistant Athletics Coach
Safeguarding Trained