PRESIDENT: SIMON HINTON
Simon Hinton is the club President. He has been involved in Mudgeeraba Little Athletics for around 11 years with both of his children participating at the club over that time. Simon entered as President in 2012 and enjoys being involved in the smooth running of the club as well as working tirelessly behind the scenes at Regional meetings and as the club groundsmen. Simon’s passion for athletics has lead him into officiating where he works for LAQ at a Regional and State level as well as for QA.
SECRETARY/TREASURER: AMANDA JAEKEL
Amanda Jaekel has been involved with the Club for approximately 8 years, starting as parent helper then taking on the roles of Secretary/Treasurer for several years. After a break from committee life in 2016 her passion for Little Athletics and for the Mudgeeraba Club has seen her return as Treasurer & Secretary for the past 2 years. Amanda has two children, one graduated from Little Athletics in 2016/2017 and one is a current athlete in the Club.
REGISTRAR: KRYSTA-LEA BRICKNELL
Krysta-Lea Bricknell has been a parent of the club for 5 years and currently has 1 child at the club. She was age manager of her son’s group for 3 seasons before joining the committee in 2017/2018. She has always had a passion for athletics and is looking forward to being more involved in the club.
COACH: ANDREW ARKINSTALL
Andrew Arkinstall has been part of Mudgeeraba Little Athletics since the beginning where he was a competing member of the athletics club. From here he developed his skills from his understanding of track competition and honed in on the coaching aspect as well. He learnt as an 18 year old about the aspects of coaching and has combined his love of teaching children how to be better runners with his extensive knowledge of athletics. Andrew not only coaches other athletes to be better runners but is also continuing to compete in various running events around the world. He has a running squad which trains on Mondays and Fridays.
COACH: JAMES CLARK
James Clark is new to the club in 2018 and has a passion for coaching athletics particularly Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and the horizontal jumps (Long Jump & Triple Jump) . He holds a Sports Science degree from Bond University and is a Level 4 Athletics Australia Coach, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Level 2 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association and was the Australian delegate for the association in 2010. He has have been fortunate enough to coach numerous State and National champion athletes.
Helen’s youngest daughter is very athletic and after hearing positive things about the club all 3 daughters joined in 2016 making great friends and actively participating in club and LAQ carnivals. This will be Helen’s second year as canteen conveynor.
Robert Hewitt has been a parent at the club for 5 years and has always been ready to lend a hand in his child’s age group. Last season he stepped up to join the committee and also took on the role of maintenance person. Robert also assists with set up and pack down each Saturday.