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 being coached individually, please contact one of our BTF Level 3 or BTF Level 2 Diploma coaches who are qualified and able to offer this service:
  • Russell Cox
  • James Eastwood
  • Andrew Parsons
  • Nadia Saba
Fees apply to individual coaching. You will need to agree these with the relevant coach.
With a large group of highly qualified and strongly experienced coaches, the BADTri coaching team is tasked with providing the best quality coaching sessions for our club members. All our coaches are DBS 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 (Diploma)
  • ASA Level 1 Swim Coach


Siân Creagh-Osborne (Junior Section)
Siân coaches our junior triathletes from time to time and has been known to coach our spin classes. Relevant qualifications include:
  • Level 1 Sports Coach and Leadership
  • BSc Sports Technology
  • MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Rehab Therapist
  • Gym, Indoor Cycle, Circuits and Exercise to Music Instructor

Tom Dixon (Adult Section)
Tom has been with us since Day 1. You'll find Tom coaching B/C/D Squad swim sessions. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach

Laura Donovan (Adult Section)
Laura is one of our newest additions to our coaching team. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 1 Triathlon Coach


James Eastwood (Adult Section)
James can be seen coaching our C/D Swim sessions on Monday evenings every now and then. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 3 Triathlon Coach


Joanne Finkel (Adult Section)
Joanne is also one of our newest additions to our coaching team. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 1 Triathlon Coach
  • England Athletics - Leadership In Running Fitness

Chris Hornung (Junior Section)
Chris, together with Neil Kerfoot, manages our Junior Section. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach



Neil Kerfoot (Junior Section)
Neil, together with Chris Hornung, manages our Junior Section. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach

Hans-Peter Kiekuth (Adult and Junior Section)
Hans-Peter ("HP") not only coaches a number of C/D Squad sessions, but also our Junior Section. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach


Adrian Killick (Junior Section)
Adrian coaches in our Junior Section. Relevant qualifications include:
  • Parent Helper



Patrick Newman (Adult Section)
Having coached the Junior Section for many years, Patrick now coaches our A/B Squad swim sessions. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • ASA Level 2 (Swim Teacher)
  • UK Sport Coach Mentor

Andy Parsons (Adult Section)
Andrew coaches our C/D Squad. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach (Diploma)
  • England Athletics - Leadership In Running Fitness Coach

Maria Powell (Junior Section)
Maria is an Aquabike world champion in her age group. She coaches in our Junior Section and is also our Club Welfare Officer. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach

Carl Proctor (Adult Section)
Carl is currently attending a coaching course. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach (in progress)


Kate Ross (Adult and Junior Section)
Kate coaches our A/B/C/D Squads as well as our Junior Section. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • ASA Level 1 Swim Coach
  • BSc Sports, Fitness and Coaching

Nadia Saba (Adult Section)
Nadia can be seen ever so gently encouraging the masses at various sessions. Relevant qualifications include:
  • BTF Level 3 Triathlon Coach
  • RSA Exercise to Music (including Spin-specific qualifications)
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sport Coach Level 2