Pete Coaching Discuss


Whether it’s running, jumping or throwing, every young athlete needs guidance to help them reach their full potential?

The coaching group at Sandringham Little Athletics are here, every Saturday, assisting and helping every young athlete, encouraging them to learn, understand and achieve their personal best every week.

SLAC’s coaching coordinator, Craig Furber leads our young, dynamic and enthusiastic coaching group assisted by Barry Mladen and Clodagh Cogan, both LAVic qualified coaches… a talented team covering all disciplines in athletics, but more importantly helping all young members enjoy their Saturday mornings at the Sandringham Track.

Craig Furber



Specializing in sprint, sprint endurance and horizontal jump training, Craig’s experience as an athletics coach spans 20 years. Craig’s dedication in coaching and mentoring young athletes has been an integral part of the success of SLAC over the years

Weekday Coaching (During Season)

Tuesday – 5.00 – 6.00pm

Thursday – 6.00 – 7.00pm

Other Times By Appointment

For new or returning members wishing to attend a Tuesday or Wednesday training session, please email Craig to register prior to the coaching session.

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]