The expanding team of coaches at Holland Sports Athletics Club is both qualified and dedicated. All the coaches offer their coaching services during their free time and on a voluntary basis. They share the common aim: to help each athlete enjoy their athletics and achieve their sporting goals.

We encourage the support and development of assistant coaches and parental assistants to enhance our coaching.


Nigel Bongers

Jeff Manson

Head Coach: Team Management and Officials

Cross Country and Middle Distance
School Developments
and Athletics 365

In 2013 Nigel won BBC South East's Unsung Sports Hero award. Nigel specialises in endurance athletics coaching but has experience coaching all disciplines.

Jeff is a specialist cross-country and distance coach. He is a member of Surrey Schools Athletics Association and has combined coaching at Holland with school sessions based at Oxted School for cross-country running, middle distance and sprint events.

Francis Evans

James Vancliff

Jumps and Club Committee Member

Assistant Coach and Sprints
School Developments
and Athletics 365

Francis has taken on the role as the club's Junior jumps coach. He also helps other coaches with sprints, hurdles and throws coaching.

James has qualified as an Assistant Athletics Coach and his enthusiasm and passion for athletics comes through in the coaching sessions and he is a great role model for the younger athletes and in Athletics 365 sessions. He has become the club's fastest sprinter.

Will McGinniss







The parental assistants working with our middle distance /cross country coaches are Simon Hunt (Tuesday), Christian Ashmore (Wednesday) and Matt Gibbins/Mike Jones (Thursday).


The Winter Coaching Team will be expanded in Spring ahead of Track and Field coaching and development sessions with further coaching from specialists Lindsay Philip (Sprint Hurdles), Alex Starr (Throws) and Elise Claringbull (middle distance).

Alex Starr

Lindsay Philip


Sprint Hurdles

Alex has a wide knowledge and experience of strength and conditioning work along with a specialist interest in Throws coaching. Alex has a wide experience and involvement in all areas of athletics.

Whilst he specialises in coaching sprints and hurdles, Lindsay is very knowledge across all disciplines. Before coaching athletics Lindsay was an accomplished and successful sprinter.