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Our Coaches

If you are interested in offering your services to the club as a coach please contact Russ, our Head Coach, using the contact us page. (Please remember our coaching takes place on a voluntary basis and therefore this is not a commercial invitation.)

If you are interested in individual coaching, please contact one of our coaches who are qualified and able to offer this service: Russell Cox, Nadia Saba, James Eastwood or Andy Bullock. Fees would apply for this.
With a large group of highly qualified and strongly experienced coaches, the BAD Tri coaching team is tasked with providing the best quality coaching sessions for our club members. All our coaches are CRB checked, most have a first aid qualification and many have attended numerous UK Sport CPD workshops relevant to their area of coaching e.g. safeguarding and protecting children.

Russell Cox (Head Coach)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • ASA Level 1 Swim Coach
  • UKA Level 1 Coach
Caroline Bannister (Adult section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • ASA Coach - Level 2 (Swim Teacher)
Andrea Beetles (Adult section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 1
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 2
Andy Bullock

A senior coach with a wealth of qualifications and experience which include:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiology
  • MSc Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sports + Exercise Psychology (in progress)
  • British Triathlon Coach Level 3
  • Amateur Swimming Association Level 2 (Teacher)
  • British Cycling Club Coach
  • Strength + Conditioning for Sport Coach Level 2
  • UK Athletics (UKA) Level 1
  • 220 Triathlon Coach of the Year (2006 and 2007)
Emma Cooper (Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 1 (in progress)

Tom Dixon (Adult Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach Level 2
James Eastwood (Adult Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach Level 3

Matt Edwards (Adult and Junior Section)
A reformed Badminton player who loves cycling uphill and hates coming down again. His relevant qualifications are:
  • British Triathlon Coach Level 3
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Sports Leaders UK Course Tutor
  • Community Sports Leadership Award Level 2
  • UK Athletics Level 1
Claire O'Grady (Junior Section)
Claire is a school teacher who in her spare time likes to help out with the junior section of the club. Her enthusiasm for children is clearly endless!
Kate Hughes (Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 1 (in progress)
Patrick Newman (Junior Section Co-ordinator + Adult Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 2
  • ASA Level 2 (Swim Teacher)
  • UK Sport Coach Mentor

Andy Parsons (Adult Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 2
  • England Athletics - Leadership In Running Fitness Coach
Will Poole (Adult and Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 1
Maria Powell (Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • Enthusiastic parent
Jules Richards (Junior Section)
Kate Ross (Adult and Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach - Level 2
  • BSc Sports, Fitness and Coaching (in progress)

Nadia Saba (Adult Section)
Nadia can also be seen ever so gently encouraging the masses at many a different session. Her relevant qualifications include:
  • British Triathlon Coach Level 3
  • RSA Exercise to Music (including Spin-specific qualifications)
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sport Coach Level 2
Jenny Williams (Junior Section)
Relevant qualifications include:
  • Enthusiastic parent