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Volunteer 'Roll of Honour'
Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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November 2013 – Anna Pickering
Anna joined Junior Ilkley Harriers in October 2007 and has competed at various acivities in that time (XC and fell running mainly). She has been volunteering since January 2012 and is just completing her Level 2 Sports Leaders Award. She is always reliable and has given a big commitment to the 8-10 years sportshall athletics groups. Her written folder was one of the most comprehensive that we have seen. Well done.

October 2013 – Anna Tench
Anna has been a junior Harrier since May 2005 and over the years has competed at XC, sportshall athletics and fell running. She has been volunteering in various sportshall and outdoor athletics sessions since April 2011. Since September 2013 she has been clocking up hours for her Level 2 Community Leaders Award and in that time she has shown a fantastic commitment to the 11-15 years sportshall athletics sessions and her leadership skills have improved.

September 2013 – Gaenor Coy
Gaenor is a LIRF qualified coach who joined our coaching team in the Summer of 2012. She coaches on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics session and steps in to cover some of the speed sessions. Gaenor competes at Triathlon as well as in XC for Harriers.

March 2013 – Lynda Hargreaves-Madhas
Lynda has been coaching in the junior section for a number of years on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics sessions having gained her Level 1 qualification in autumn 2009. Lynda competes for Wharfedale Harriers on the fells and in XC.

May 2013 – Amanda Fox
Amanda has been coaching in the junior section for a number of years on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics sessions. Although she gained her Level 1 qualification several years ago in spring 2008 she has just gained her Coach Award in March 2013. Amanda competes on the raod and in XC.

March 2013 – Kate Lofthouse
Kate joined our coaching team in September 2011 and has been coaching on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics session. Having gained her Assistant Coach award in February 2012 she has gone on to do her Coach Award qualifying in March 2013. She attended a 'Safeguarding & Protecting children' course in March 2012 and is CRB checked. She also competes for Ilkley Harriers at Cross-Country.

February 2013 – Mael Matthews
Mael has been coaching in the junior section for a number of years on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics sessions and on some Saturday sprint sessions at the UAK track. Having gained his Level 1 qualification in autumn 2009 he has just gained his Coach Award in March 2013. Mael was a sprinter in his Youth and his main interest is in coaching this area.

January 2013 – Bernie Gibbons
Bernie used to coach when we first started sportshall athletics sessions at Clevedon and her four children were all taking part. In fact Patrick was the first junior Harrier to be selected for the City of Bradford SHA team when he was an U11. She resumed coaching two years ago on the Wednesday speed endurance session at the tennis club. Having gained her level one back in 2003/4 she has now gone on to gain her Coach Award qualification in March 2013. In 2011/12 she attended sportscoach courses in ' Long Term Athlete Development' and 'Safeguarding & Protecting' children. She also regularly competes at Cross-Country and on the fells and trails for the senior club.

November 2012 – Beth Pugh

Beth joined JIH in February 2007 and is one of our qualified Sports Leaders who has been coaching in the junior section for a couple of years. She coaches on the Monday 11-15 years sportshall athletics session. Beth has been given this award for the improvement that she has shown while doing her Community Sports Leaders Award. Her confidence and leadership skills have all improved tremendously. Over the years she has also represented the club at Track & Field athletics in the sprints.

October 2012 – Chloe Tindale

Chloe joined JIH in September 2007 and is one of our qualified Sports Leaders who has been coaching in the junior section for a couple of years. She coaches on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics session. Chloe has been given this award for the improvement that she has shown while doing her Community Sports Leaders Award. She is also a great ambassador for the junior section and represents the club at Track & Field athletics with her particular strengths in the longer sprints and jumps.

September 2012 – Natasha Ireton-Bourke

Natasha joined JIH in September 2007 and is one of our qualified Sports Leaders who has been coaching in the junior section for a couple of years. She coaches on the Thursday 8-10 years sportshall athletics session. Natasha has been given this award for the improvement that she has shown while doing her Community Sports Leaders Award. Her confidence and leadership skills have all improved tremendously.

June 2012 – Dan Judkowski

Dan joined JIH in October 2003 and is one of our qualified Sports Leaders who has been coaching in the junior section for a couple of years. He has now embarked on his Community Sports Leaders qualification. He is always well prepared and has shown great potential as a young leader. Dan coaches on the Monday 11-15 years sportshall athletics session as well as training on the Tuesday Ghyll Royd session. He is a great ambassador for the junior section and represents the club at Track & Field athletics with his particular strengths in the throws.

May 2012 – Rob King

Rob is a Level 1 coach who started helping in the junior section 4 or 5 years ago. He started with the Thursday 8-10 year sportshall session and now coaches the Monday 11-15 year sportshall athletics session. Over the years he has helped at so many events that we organise and has supported the junior section at events. He is a very useful First Aider and is one of the club's U18 Welfare Officers. This award is for long term commitment and service within the junior section.


March 2012 – Sue Williamson

Sue is a Level 1 coach who started helping in the junior section a couple of years ago on the Monday 11-15 year sportshall athletics session. Always willing to help out at events and this year has taken charge of the junior Coach Development programme. So far she has organised two Sportscoach courses at the Rugby Club for us (Long Term Athlete Development and Safeguarding & Protecting children).


February 2012 – Nick Spencer

Nick is an ex High Jumper and parent who for the last two/three years has coached a group of juniors on a Tuesday at Ghyll Royd School. As a club we are indebted to his commitment and enthusiasm to give juniors in Wharfedale the opportunity to do an activity that they might not otherwise get to do. Most of these juniors compete at high jump for their schools and are now beginning to have the confidence to compete at club level as well.


January 2012 – Henry Websdale

Henry has been in the junior section since September 2006 and is one of our newly qualified Sports Leaders. He has helped out at the Wednesday outdoor speed endurance session for the last couple of years (in all weathers!!) and takes charge of registering the juniors as they arrive and helps to set up the field for training. Since September he has also helped out at the Monday Junior circuits session which is led by his mum Rachel.


November 2011 – Angela Bretherick

Angela has been coaching with the junior section for the past 3 years and in that time has contributed towards and helped develop Sportshall Athletics. She coaches on the 8-10 years sportshall athletics group.


October 2011 – Dominic Ellis

Dominic is one of our junior Sports Leadership coaches and has been in the junior section since 2005. He has been coaching on the Thursday Sportshall Athletics sessions for the last two years and he is always the first to arrive and help set out all the equipment. His confidence and leadership skills have all improved tremendously throughout 2011.


September 2011 – Anna Sinclair

Anna is one of our junior Sports Leadership coaches and has been in the junior section for 5 years. In that time she has competed at Cross-country and on the fells. She has gained this award for her commitment to coaching on a Wednesday evening and in particular for the improved confidence she has shown over the year. Also in September she helped at the Sprint fell Relays with setting up, registration, finish, results, prizegiving and packing up. Truely a super star.


June 2011 – Naomi Elliott

Naomi is one of our junior Sports Leadership coaches and has been in the junior section for 5 years. In that time she has participated in every discipline and has been very supportive of the club. She has gained this award for her commitment to coaching and in the words of Rachel Websdale....
'Naomi really stands out for me as someone who is always willing to help. She helped me at the Junior schools x country managing the results and then completing registration for me at the junior trail race. I know from Ros she is the only junior from the Thursday sessions to have completed her paperwork as requested and just for being allround lovely and conscientious !'


May 2011 – Sally Judkowski

Sally has been coaching with us for 4 years with the Monday Sportshall Athletics group and the specific Tuesday jumps group. Over the years her commitment to the Track & Field teams has been fantastic and has team managed right from the early days of the Young Athletes League with Bradford Airedale. Not only is she a taxi service to Daniel and Zoe with all the other activities they do but as a coach is our Pole Vault specialist.


March 2011 - Dwayne Heard

Dwayne is a Level 1 coach who started with us 3 or 4 years ago on a Thursday night with the 8 to 10 year sportshall athletics group. He now coaches long and triple jump to the specific jumps group on a Tuesday at Ghyll Royd School. Dwayne is an ex- international junior long jumper and his claim to fame is that he once beat Jonathon Edwards. Over the past couple of years we have seen a marked improvement in the standard of our long jumpers in competition due to Dwayne's work with the group


February 2011- Alison Bennett

Alison is a Level 1 coach and has been coaching the juniors since we first started at Clevedon, so this is definitely a long service award! Over the years she has had a great involvement with the junior section and much of what we are doing now is due to Alison's input. She is currently coaching sportshall athletics to the 11 to 15 year group on a Monday but also helps at every event that we organise and has also taken charge of the XC teams in the past.


January 2011 - John Burrows

John is a Level 2 coach and is Sally Malir's dad. In his youth he competed in the Decathlon so has an all round knowledge about most athletics events. However John's specialism is the throwing events (and in particular the Discus) which is brilliant because none of us like the throwing events very much. He has been coaching in the junior section for the past 3 years starting with the general coaching 11 to 15 year group on a Monday but now concentrates on the Tuesday specific throws group at Ghyll Royd. He attends the Coach development sessions in Sheffield and Leeds and his experience and expertise in this area has made a big difference to the athletes.


November 2010 - Sally Malir

Sally has been helping in the junior section for a couple of years now coaching on a Monday with the 11 to 15 year olds doing Sportshall Athletics and in the summer months helping on a Tuesday at the specific Track & Field session. She is also a regular attender of the Saturday Family Fell run. However Sally has gained this award for Team Managing not only 'team Malir' but also the junior cross-country teams as well as being there for the track & field teams.


October 2010 - Max Greaves

When we set up Ilkley Sportshall Athletics back in 2002 Max was our youngest junior at 7. I think it is fair to say that Max's attention span in those days was not great and he definitely kept the coaches on their toes. Max did 8 years of Sportshall Athletics before 'graduating' out of the sessions last Easter and although does not hold any coaching qualifications due to his age has been a junior helper on a Thursday for the last 18 months. He helps to set up for the session, coaches during the sessions when required and is generally a fantastic help. Back in 2002 I don't think any of us would have predicted such an outcome.


September 2010 - Ian Marshall

Ian is a Level 2 coach and has been coaching for 3 or 4 years in the junior section. He started with the Thursday 8 to 10 year old Sportshall Athletics sessions but has been coaching the 11-15 year olds on a Monday for the last two years. A regular at the Saturday morning Family Fell Run and leads this session when Neil is unavailable.


July 2010 - Rachel Websdale

Rachel has been coaching with us for a couple of years having gained her level 1 back in spring 2008 and is CRB checked. Always willing to help out at any of the events we organise she (along with Bryan) undertook the organising of the Junior Trail races when they were introduced and has just taken over the role of organising the All Saints Cross-Country races which are a part of the Wharfedale League. In the summer she (along with Shirley and Ros) ran the athletics activity at the IGS Transition day and this autumn she is coaching a sportshall athletics session on a Thursday and helping with the Wednesday speed/endurance group. Rachel’s own words on receiving her award were ‘thank you for the coach of the month award, though as you will know I do it for the love of it. I get so much enjoyment from being with the kids and I am so proud to belong to such a vibrant club’.


June 2010 - Malcolm Pickering

Malcolm is a relative newcomer to our coaching team having been with us for the past 4 years. He is a Level 2 coach currently coaching Sportshall Athletics and outdoor athletics to 11 to 15 year olds on a Monday as well as jointly leading the speed/endurance session for 8 to 16 year olds at ILT&SC with Ros on a Wednesday. He is also on stand by on a Saturday for the ‘Family’ Fell run and is usually up the front fighting it out with David Westhead and Dave Cummings and showing the juniors what it’s like to train hard. He holds his Child Protection and First Aid qualifications and has attended a risk assessment course. His role within the juniors also includes promoting the Fell discipline and this year he has undertaken the task of organising social trips for the juniors with Sally.


May 2010 - Neil Chapman

Neil has been involved with the junior section right from the start having set up Ilkley Sportshall Athletics with Shirley in 2002 and much of the way that the junior section has developed is due to Neil. He is a Level 2 coach, holding Child Protection and Emergency Aid qualifications and is responsible for the CRB verification within Ilkley Harriers and promoting the ‘Transition’ stage for 15 year olds into the senior section. He has also attended a risk assessment course. He leads the Saturday ‘Family’ Fell run (having already done his own training session first) and coaches at a number of senior sessions. Although he no longer coaches regularly at a junior session he does make guest appearances when we coach the hammer and is on stand by if needed. At events that we organise Neil works on the finish team as the race timer and his role within the juniors also extends to being in charge of the Race programme and promoting the road/terrain discipline.


April 2010 - Emily Wood

Emily was also at the very first session at Clevedon House School in September 2002, but as she was only 10 years old it was from the other side of the fence. Emily used to help set up all the sportshall athletics equipment and has been helping at Fell and XC events from the very start. She is a Level 1 coach and endurance official, an Emergency Aider and impressively knows most of the juniors by name. Over the past 4 years she has coached a two hour session on a Thursday and since January a two hour session on a Monday as well. In addition she helps on registration and results at all of the Woodentops Fell races at Haworth. She will be sorely missed when she goes off to university in September.


March 2010 - Ros Blackburn

Ros is the very first recipient of this award. She has been coaching juniors since the very first session at Clevedon House School in September 2002 and much of the way that the junior section has developed is due to Ros's involvement over the years. She is a Level 2 coach and an endurance official, holds her Child protection and Emergency Aid qualifications and is responsible for maintaining the club data base of coach/officials details. She is also Ilkley Harriers U18 Welfare Officer. Along with Malcolm she runs the Wednesday evening speed/endurance sessions at the Tennis Club and coaches a two hour session on Thursday’s and is on Monday ‘stand by’ if needed. A regular at all the events that we organise on the registration & results team and helps to run the Ilkley Grammar School Transition day in the summer term. Ros was presented with her Dobson & Robinson vouchers by Katie Jones from England Athletics at the awards evening in March.

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