Pete Coaching Discuss


Sandringham Little Athletics will provide your child with coaching to assist them in their events each Saturday morning. We have a team of young and enthusiastic coaches looking to help your child and help them understand, learn and grow in each event in their aim to achieve personal bests each and every week.

Craig Furber is our coaching coordinator, assisted by Barry, Mladen and Clodagh with a team to cover all events including running, hurdling, jumping and throwing. Sandringham Little Athletics will provide free coaching to all on Wednesdays beginning in mid-October.

Craig Furber



Craig provides specialist sprint, sprint endurance and horizontal jump training.  His session times are:
Tuesday  5.00 – 6.00pm
Thursday 6.00 – 7.00pm
Other times by appointment.
For NEW families wishing to attend training, please email Craig to discuss coaching prior to attending a session.
Email [email protected]

Vic McFarlane


Vic coaches high jump at Little Athletics Sandringham and always attends our athletes regional and state championships to encourage and coach our younger athletes. He has been coaching for over 30 years! Vic has personally coached some of our top Australian athletes including:

Raelene Park – 2 National Championships
Caroline Lewis (Wright) – 1 National Championship; holds 6 National titles; competed at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games; and is the mother of our very own Sandringham athlete (Olympic Champion) Tamsyn Lewis
Jane Fleming – Olympic Champion
Cathy Soanes – Coached her to 2 World Championship
Vic coaches Monday to Thursday at 4pm.

Paul Abbott

Over the past 10 years I have been coaching at Little athletics Sandringham. I have coached young athletes who have regularly competed successfully at a State and National level, both in the School and Little Athletics competitions. My preference is to coach running events from 400m to Cross-country however I have a keen interest in Relays and Multi-events.

APS Athletics
For the last 5 years I have worked as the senior boys distance coach for Caulfield Grammar School. Currently I am working with Brighton Grammar School senior distance squad.

Club Athletics
I have been actively involved in coaching at Sandringham Athletics Club since 2000.

National Competitions
I have attended National Athletic competitions with my athletics and with the Caulfield G.S. athletic squad on more than 12 occasions.

I am currently a qualified level 2 general Coach and level 2 specialists in sprints, hurdles and relays. Currently Athletics Australia accredited and insured.

Session Times
Monday and Wednesday 5.00 – 6.00pm
Cost: $50 per term payable to Paul Abbott.

M: 0466 240 360 H: 9589 6312 email: [email protected]