James Coney

Main events: 

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles – sprint & long
  • Horizontal jumps – mainly long jump


  • UK Athletics Level 3 Performance Coach in Sprints / hurdles and endurance
  • British Weight Lifting Association Assistant Coach qualification
  • British Weight Lifting Association Leaders & Instructors qualification
  • UK Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1 coaching qualification
  • Qualified tutor for both UK Athletics and England Athletics
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Development & Coaching – 2001
  • A level and GCSE in Sports Studies


  • Active athletics coach for 10+ years
  • Worked as sprints & relays coach with England U20 team during 2013 indoor season
  • Part of the England Athletics National Coach Development Programme (NCDP) for speed / hurdles & jumps
  • Part of the England Athletics Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) for speed
  • Coach mentor for a number of local sprints and hurdles coaches
  • Flying Coach for England Athletics in sprints, hurdles, relays and horizontal jumps
  • Sprints and hurdles coach for Hampshire & IOW performance squad
  • Former Regional Coach for speed and endurance
  • Former coach education tutor for England Athletics and UK Athletics
  • Worked in a strength and conditioning capacity with a number of professional and semi professional sports teams

Coaching Achievements

  • 2015 – Lead coach to Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) gold medalist
  • 2015 – Lead coach to UK number one and 8th all time U17 women long jumper
  • 2015 – Lead coach to SEAA gold medalist in LJ and 60m hurdles
  • 2015 – Lead coach to a member of the England athletics team 4x 400m team for the annual Welsh International
  • 2014 – Lead coach to ESAA National Track & Field Championship gold medalist – JG long jump 2014 (ranked top 20 all time)
  • Lead coach to multiple national track medalists in events ranging from 60m to 400m
  • Lead coach to a number of regional and national medalists in long jump
  • Lead coach to a number of national track and field finalists both indoors and outdoors in events ranging from 60mH to 400m
  • Lead coach to 4 different athletes competing at the UK School Games, events ranging from LJ to 3000m
  • Lead coach to 3 different athletes competing at the English Schools national multi-event championships
  • Awarded Power of 10 Coach Achiever Award in 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Coached 6 different individuals to English Schools track finals (top place achieved to date – 5th)
  • Coached 16 different athletes to English Schools Championships (track, multi-events and cross country)
  • Coached 8 different individuals to regional track and cross country medals, including U17m 400m Championship record holder at SEAA indoor championships in 2013
  • Coached a number of endurance athletes to both English Schools track and cross country finals, including one junior international (cross country)
  • Coached 3 different athletes to UK School Games – events ranging from 100m – 3000m
  • Worked with in excess of 70 county medallists in sprints, hurdles, jumps, multi-events and endurance events
  • Coached a number of senior athletes to county medals and representative honours – events ranging from 100m to 400m hurdles
  • Awarded Coach of the Year at Andover Sports Awards in 2012

Contact details 

Telephone: 07970 314465


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