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Coaches

Coaches at the City of Leeds diving training scheme:-

Joe Meszaros  – Head Coach

 

 

Harriet Jones – Coach

 

 

 

Richard Bradly – Coach

 

 

 

Aston Queeley  - Coach

 

 

 

Robert Southby - Coach

 

 

 

Adam Smallwood - Coach

I Started Diving at Bradford Espirit at the age of 13, where I had my first coach Fito Gutierez. I then later moved to the City of Leeds Diving club at the age of 17 where I spent most of my time coached by Marc. Around the age of 16/17 I started to coach alongside my diving for both Bradford and Leeds. Unfortunately at the age of 21 I had do retire from Diving due to an on-going wrist injury, it was around this time when I started to just coach at Leeds where I was given my first two squads.

In 2013 I became a full time employee for the council and now hold a big part within the City of Leeds Diving club training scheme, as well as coaching some new up and coming Junior Elite Athletes. 2013 also saw me make my World Championships debut as the Jamaican national coach in Barcelona coaching Leeds diver Yona Knight Wisdom.

 

 

 

Avalon Harold - Coach

I have been a member of the City of Leeds Diving Club for many years, previously as a diver and lately as a coach. I began coaching at the club three years ago, working alongside Annie Marwood and Charles Calvert with the Development divers. Prior to this I coached gymnastics at Armley Sports and Leisure Centre for four years, which enabled me to work with girls, aged 5-16 years old. This experience has helped me greatly with when preparing my divers for pool skills in the dryland. In high school I achieved a Dance Leaders Qualification that enables me to teach children aged 3-11 how to dance. I have achieved both a Level 1 and Level 2 Diving Coaching Qualification. I currently coach Mini A and a Learn to Dive lesson. I am a 3rd year student at Leeds Trinity University studying Primary Education in the Early Years (Age 3-7), and hopefully by next summer I will be a qualified Primary School Teacher.