Peter Stanley Coach to Triple Jump World Record Holder to Headline Athletics NI Coaching Conference

01 September 2019

Peter Stanley Coach to Triple Jump World Record Holder to Headline Athletics NI Coaching Conference

Peter Stanley, British Athletics Head of Field and Combined Events will headline the Athletics Northern Ireland Coaching Conference on December 1st 2019 alongside Dr. Steve Ingham.





Stanley, who in 2018 was awarded the UK Coaching Lifetime achievement award, has had an illustrious career both as a coach and also a developer of coaching talent. The pinnacle of his coaching career was guiding triple jumper Jonathan Edwards to World and Olympic gold medals as well as his 18.29m World Record.  Coach Development Lead for Athletics Northern Laura Kerr explained; “I have been privileged to work alongside Peter on British Athletics Teams in recent years and believe his years of experience have given him invaluable perspective on the development of athletes and coaches. We look forward to welcoming Peter back to Northern Ireland where some of his family reside including his granddaughter a member of Rising Stars Belfast.  As well as delivering a keynote presentation Peter will also facilitate a breakout workshop for our emerging teenage jumps athletes and their coaches."



Also delivering a keynote presentation on December 1st at Ulster University Jordanstown will be author, physiologist and ‘Supporting Champions’ podcast host Dr Steve Ingham. is author of the best-selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete.’  His book discusses the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential and describes his work across a number of performance teams.  Laura explained; “Steve, who’s book was the core text used on Athletics Northern Ireland’s recent ‘Elite Coach Development Programme’, is steeped in high performance and has provided support to hundreds of athletes, many of whom have achieved World or Olympic medal success. Steve has been an instrumental member of the performance teams supporting some of Great Britain’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Ingham also worked closely with Kelly Sotherton prior to her Olympic and World medal winning success."


steve-ingham.jpgSteve has gained insight working at the British Olympic Association and English Institute of Sport, where he held the role of Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. He holds a BSc, PhD and is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.  Steve is passionate about determinants of performance, application of science, people development, innovation. 


For 2019 Athletics NI are delighted to offer breakout workshops across every event group and have brought together expert coaches from a range of backgrounds:

  • Speed- Laura Turner- Turner-Alleyne, West London Track and Field Club Head of Sprints and Hurdles, Multiple Commonwealth Games Medalist and British Olympian
  • Throws- Ryan Spencer-Jones, Welsh Athletics Throws Coordinator, 2 x Commonwealth Games Shot Putter and Coach to Aled Davies World Paralympic Champion
  • Endurance- Colin Griffin, Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin Running Clinic & Strength & Conditioning Coach, Irish Olympian Race Walker



The conference will open for online bookings in mid-September.