Yarra Ranges Athletics


We are very lucky to have a wealth of knowledge and experience at Yarra Ranges Athletics Club and are very pleased to be able to offer you a range of training opportunities from our qualified coaches! Please don’t hesitate to contact them for more information.

Graeme Woolridge: 0411 559 192

Throws coaching- Javelin, Discus and Shot Put

Monday and Wednesday 4.30pm-6pm (starting October 10th)


Malcolm Duncan: 0447 078 114

Jumps coaching- Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump

Thursday session 1 6pm-6.45pm, session 2 6.45pm-7.30pm(starting October 13th)


Susan Taylor: 0407 513 774

Walks coaching- All ages and abilities, including parents/judging.

Thursday between 4.30pm-7.30pm to suit needs, by arrangement.

*Susan will be interstate or overseas for extended periods during October and November, so it might be best to contact her directly by phone or email sportmumsusan@gmail.com


Jamie Strudley: 0402 233 677

Running coaching-Sprint, Hurdle and Middle Distance

Tues and Thurs 5.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday by arrangement

Sunday long run group (13+yo) – time & location differs each week so please contact us for information

(started October 4th)

*Please note: Jamie specialises in older athletes and these sessions will be less structured, where athletes will need to be independent and self-motivated.

Susan can be contacted to arrange coaching sessions through the winter.

If you haven’t attended coaching with Yarra Ranges Athletics before, e-mail for more information coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

Athletes of all ages and abilities will benefit from training.

Just like a team gets together to refine their skills and disciplines, so too can our athletes develop and improve with supervised training by our coaches.

Competition Days are busy and fast paced. It can be very difficult – no matter how hard we try – to provide truly effective coaching as events are being run. Athletes don’t get the benefit of repeated focus on their foundation skills and allowing improvement as they master each component of an event.

Our coaches continually work on developing their own skills and strive to ensure athletes are given programs that are both suitable for their age and abilities, while managing the volume of training and competition to avoid injury.

Attending training is another great way to develop friendships with other athletes and families from our club. Our camaraderie is one of our greatest strengths – don’t miss out!!

If you have any questions about the coaching that your athlete can receive contact our coaches by e-mail via coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au or follow the link here for schedules and contact numbers.

The Team

Yarra Ranges Athletics is honoured to have access to the following coaches:

Jamie Strudley (Level 4)



  • My coaching philosophy is based on encouraging enjoyment and long term participation in athletics.




Malcolm Duncan (Level 2)

  • Focus: Jumps, Sprints
  • Training times: By Appointment
  • Contact: 0447078114, malcd64@bigpond.com


Graeme Woolridge (Level 2)

  • Focus: Throws (discus, javelin, shot put)
  • Training times: Mondays and Thursday 4.30-6pm
  • All ages and abilities catered for in an encouraging and fun environment.
  • Contact: 0411 559 192


Susan Taylor (Level 2)

  • Focus: Walks for all ages and abilities, other events especially throws and horizontal jumps as required.
  • Training times: By appointment
  • Parents encouraged to attend and learn the rules and how to judge.
  • Contact: 0407 513 774, sportmumsusan@gmail.com


Brendan Dixon (Level 4)

  • Focus: Technique (fundamental movements), middle distance, speed
  • Training times: Monday and Wednesday 4.30. Saturday
  • 18 years coaching experience 
  • Currently coaches a quality squad who competes for Club, State, National levels (15 years and older)
  • Contact: 0439 735 911, brendan.d.training@gmail.com

Contact us at coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au


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