Kembla Joggers


Training & Coaching

Club Coaching & Training Times

Probably the best way to keep motivated and to enjoy and improve your running is to train with other people of similar ability and to be mentored by club coaches who's only reward is to see athletes enjoy and improve their running.

The club has a number of official training times during the week which all members are encouraged to attend. All abilities are catered for so don't feel shy about coming along.Many other informal training groups organised by club members run across the region and perhaps the best way to learn about these is to attend club events and get to know your fellow KJs.

Training & coaching session times


4.30pm - Non-daylight saving

Winter Stuart Park 
 Fartlek training
Tuesday 5.00pm - Daylight saving Summer Stuart Park
 Fartlek training
Sunday Sun Runs, 7am, check website
All Year 
KJ XC Park

Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions are open to ALL registered club athletes over the age of 8 years old who wish to improve their technique and form at sprints, middle distance and long distance running events. Both juniors and seniors will be catered for. To be involved athletes must be fully paid members of Kembla Joggers.

Scope of sessions

The sessions will usually include warm up, dynamic stretching and running drills to improve technique. Fartlek (Swedish for speed play) is usually incorporated in to the training sessions making it fun, varied and achievable for all abilities. Most sessions close with a cool down followed by some static stretching.

club coaching staff

Organised coaching sessions are conducted by our team of qualified club coaches. A list of club coaches and contact details is given below.

StaffContact nos/email   Qualifications
Hatfield & Holland
Illawarra Running Team 
0414 772 970

0411 292 550

Level IV - Specialist Coach Middle & Long Distance

IAAF - Kids Athletics Coach
Level 1 - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Level II- Athletics Coach
Level I - Sports Trainer

Training Sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays
(For information contact either Ian or Debbie)

Geoff Stalker0407 452 027 and 


Geoff is a fully accredited level 4 coach.

He coaches in the  Wollongong central area and the Northern suburbs of Wollongong

He coaches for Marathon, Mountain Running, Cross Country and Middle and Long distance track.

Ages 8 and above.

Mondays - Bulli Park from 4:15pm

Wednesdays - North Wollongong from 4:15pm

Vicki McPhillips

0425 330 496 (Vicki)

Level II - athletics coach
Level I - strength and conditioning
Sports and remedial massage therapist
Stretch therapy teacher and practitioner
Certified yoga teacher

Training for juniors & adults is it Blackbutt, sometimes Myimbarr in the Shellharbour area at 4 PM Mondays and Wednesdays
60-75 minutes Juniors and Adults

Pat McPhillips
0425 335 096

Level II - athletics coach
Level 1- strength and conditioning
Stretch therapy teacher
PDHPE teacher

Training for juniors & adults is it Blackbutt, sometimes Myimbarr in the Shellharbour area at 4 PM Mondays and Wednesdays
60-75 minutes Juniors and Adults

Trudi Barnes0404 184 648

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
Level 2 Club Athletics Coach
Certified Fitness Instructor

Monday at North Wollongong Beach
Wednesday at Fairy Meadow Surf Club

Bob Ognenovski  0400 347 025

IAAF Kids' Athletic Coach
Level 2 Recreational Coach
Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

Mon/Wed 4.00pm - Middle & Long Distance

Tue/Thur 4.00pm - Sprints
West Wollongong Area