Sub10s coach Jonas Dodoo to speak at the Athletics Northern Ireland 2016 Coaching Conference

08 August 2016

Sub10s coach Jonas Dodoo to speak at the Athletics Northern Ireland 2016 Coaching Conference

Jonas Dodoo, Speed Development

Located at the University of Ulster Jordanstown, which is situated only 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre and close to both the Belfast International and Belfast City Airports. The 2016 Athletics Northern Ireland Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday 8th October and will play host to a blend of presentations from key note speakers across the sport of Athletics.

Jonas Dodoo, rugby speed consultant to numerous international players and coach to sub 10.0s Olympian Chijindu Ujah, is set to speak at the 2016 Athletics Northern Ireland Coaching Conference.

In keeping with the 2015 conferences the event will involve a mixture of presentations and practical workshops based around key themes identified as areas of interest in Northern Ireland.

Director of Coaching and Athlete Development Tom Crick said, ‘Since graduating from the British Athletics Apprentice Coach Programme in 2012, Jonas has gone on to prove he is a truly world class coach both in Track and Field and other sports. Not only has he coached Chijindu Ujah to 9.96s in the 100m and been involved with the training of Olympic Long Jump champion Greg Rutherford, but as founder and Head Coach at Speedworks he is also developing a group of truly outstanding young athletes. I’m sure his two presentations will be invaluable to all coaches who wish to develop speed in their athletes.”

The high calibre line-up includes Olympic Heptathlon Medallist, turned coach, Kelly Sotherton, Jumps expert Alan Richardson and Endurance guru Andy Hobdell - who steered Northern Irish Marathon Olympians Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward to Rio. A little closer to home, Northern Ireland’s Performance Coach of the Year Richard Rodger and Athletics NI’s Tom Reynolds will discuss the preparation of Steeplechase Olympian Kerry O’Flaherty for Rio Olympics.

Tom Crick, Athletics NI Director of Coaching and Athlete Development, said: “With so many of these speakers returning from Rio, the 2016 Northern Ireland Coaching Conference will be an opportunity to reflect on an Olympic year but also look forward to the challenges facing coaches hoping to develop future Olympians in Tokyo and beyond."

The costs for the conference are £40 (for coaches who are registered coaches and have taken a UKA coaching or leadership qualification) and £55 (for other coaches).

The full conference schedule and online booking is available here:  

This year the conference website is hosted on and is linked to the UK National Coaching Database, so all registered UK coaches can receive professional development credit for attending. To pay the reduced £40 delegate fee, registered UK coaches will need to know their coach license number and have up to date contact information.

If you are having problems logging on contact the Administration team on 028 9060 2707 or We will need to know your full name, date of birth and current email address.

Any club secretary wishing to be invoiced for a batch of tickets for club coaches should contact: