Sprint, middle distance and distance running sessions are available within the Moore Park and Centennial Park precincts as well as Sydney Olympic Park and further west with our coaches as follows:

  • Mondays 6.00pm @ ES Marks athletics field | exclusive free access for SUAC members (all)
  • Tuesdays 6.00am @ Vernon Pavilion north side Centennial Park (middle distance & distance)
  • Tuesdays 6.00pm @ ES Marks athletics field (sprinters)
  • Thursdays 6.00am @ Vernon Pavilion (middle distance & distance)
  • Thursdays 6.00 pm @ Moore Park Netball Courts (sprints, middle distance & distance)
  • Saturdays 8.10 am @ Vernon Pavilion (middle distance & distance)
  • Saturdays 9.00am @ Rose Garden Centennial Park alternating with Sydney Olympic Park warm up track (sprinters)
  • Sundays @ Centennial Park (middle distance & distance long run)

We also offer squad sprint, middle and distance sessions in the easern suburbs, Sydney Olympic Park and further west for those who Centennial Park and Moore Park precincts do not suit. If you are interested in finding out more about these sessions, please stipulate in the Expression of Interest form (see below) your interest in these sessions. Profiles of our coaches James ‘Jimbo’ Fitzgerald,  Josh Tassell and Dean Gleeson can be found below. Please note times and locations above are subject to change.

Free strength & conditioning sessions are available for SUAC athletes at the David Mortimer High Performance gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings with SUACs strength & conditioning coach. Further information available upon registration.

It is expected athletes commit to at least 2 sessions per week. Minimum age is 16 years for Centennial Park and Moore Park middle distance and distance sessions. Training fees do apply (which are entirely separate to Registration fees and available directly from coaches) so please fill out our Expression of Interest form to find out more about training.

At the Tan with Melbourne University
Wanda Beach session


James ‘Jimbo’ FitzGerald is an Athletics Australia Level 4 coach and has a Bachelor of Teaching in Physical Education and decades of experience supporting senior and junior elite and recreational athletes to world class performance, fitness and fun – many SUAC athletes have been coached by Jimbo as well as club record holders & Olympians Jenny Blundell and Milly Clark. Jimbo was appointed Director of Athletics in May 2022 and coaches sprinters, middle distance and distance athletes in the eastern suburbs, Sydney Olympic Park and further west.

Josh Tassell is also a graduate of the University of Sydney and a highly distinguished former SUAC athlete and committee member. He is an accredited Athletics Australia coach, a state medallist over both 200m & 400m, club record holder and highly experienced strength & conditioning trainer. Josh has coached school age, juniors and adults for over 10 years and coaches SUAC sprinters up to and including 400 metres in the Moore Park and Centennial Park precincts.

Dean Gleeson is an accredited Athletics Australia coach and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Sydney. Dean has been coaching for well over a decade with SUAC following his own distinguished athletic career with the club. Most recently Dean was Tokyo Olympics Head Coach for Australia’s Modern Pentathlon team, a multi Olympic coach and was SUACs inaugural Director of Athletics taking the club to a national powerhouse. Dean has coached a large number of athletes to state and national championships medals and coaches middle distance and long distance athletes within Centennial Park and Moore Park precincts.

Please use our Expression of Interest form if you are interested in training.