Club Coaches

The club’s longstanding policy on coach supervision follows that of UK Athletics/Scottish Athletics whereby a coach qualified at Level 2 or above must always be present in direct line of sight of any coaching activity to meet governing body and insurance requirements.

Training GroupHead CoachAssistant CoachParent Helpers
U11Karin Smith (L2) Janis WilbyChris Buchanan
U13Grant Nairn (L2)Gordie FraserDavid Garvie
U15Ian MacDonald (L2) - Vacant - - Vacant -
Throws - U15, U17, U20 and SeniorsDuncan Flockhart (L2) Harry Lakeland (L3), Karin Smith (L2), Janis Wilby, Evon WattsSarah MacLennan (gym sessions), Martin Dunne
Junior Endurance - U15+Ross Cairns (L3) Graham Laing (L2), Paul Davidson (L1), Alison Wilson (L1), Heather Gardiner, Julie Wilson
Sprints & Jumps - SeniorDianne MacKenzie (L2)N/AN/A
Endurance & Para Athletics - SeniorCharlie Forbes (L3)N/AN/A
Endurance (Road) - SeniorCharles Bannerman (L3)N/AN/A
Endurance (Track) - SeniorOperated by our Senior athletes who participate in endurance eventsN/AN/A
ChallengersKaren Middleton (L2)Alison ThompsonN/A

Inverness Harriers AAC coaches with a Level 2 coaching qualification or above are:- Charlie Forbes (Level 3), Charles Bannerman (3), Harry Lakeland (3), Ross Cairns (3), Duncan Flockhart (2), Dianne Chisholm (2), Wendy MacIntosh (2), Graham Laing (2) Grant Nairn (2) and Ian MacDonald (2) Karin Smith (2).  We also have several Level 1 coaching assistants who are entitled to coach at any time when a Level 2 coach or above is present.  These include Gordy Fraser, Martin Dunne, Lynne Bruce, Paul Davidson and Alison Wilson.

The club would also like to highlight the roles that parent helpers undertake across many functions of the club including regular assistance to coaching assistants and coaches, kit management, registration and entry administration, catering, and event support, without which the club simply would not function.


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