John was one of the founders of 365 Athletics Academy. John has been involved in coaching athletics for well in excess of 20 years, before that he was involved with coaching rugby and horses!
A significant number of the athletes coached by John have become County, Regional and National Champions, Champions and medallists at English Schools, International Schools and UK School Games, England Schools representatives, England and Great Britain Youth (Under-18), Junior (Under-20) and Senior internationals, at a range of events including Short and Long Sprints, Sprint Hurdles, Long Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault. John established the very successful Bees Academy some years ago, and now each week during term time, some 200 athletes in the 5 - 12 years old range take part in Bees Academy activities, and another 200 in the Bees Academy Outreach scheme.
In 2011, John was recognised as Bromley Sports Coach of the Year, England Athletics (London Region) Development Coach of the Year, England Athletics National Development Coach of the Year, UK Athletics Development Coach of the Year.
Mick is a director of 365 Athletics Academy and together with the other founders runs the company. Mick has been a full time Athletics coach for the last 10+ years. He took his first coaching qualification back in the 1980s and now has qualifications ranging from “UKA Children in Athletics”, “Fundamental movement skills for Children”, UKA Level 2 Endurance coach and “Leader in Running Fitness”, and is a certified Metafit coach. Mick is a lead coach with the Kent County middle distance squad and coaches middle distance with Blackheath and Bromley Harriers. Mick works primarily with the younger children coaching in many Bromley Primary schools each week. Athletes coached by Mick have gone on to win events such as the London Mini Marathon, the London Youth Games and won many medals in county competitions. Mick sees his role as a development coach, building a sound base for the fledgling athlete.