Julien Raffali, the coach who has brought unprecedented success to many of the club's pole-vaulters has been awarded The BASC (British Athletics Supporters Club) Ron Pickering Coaching Award. Julien coaches Holly Bleasdale and Sale's Katie Byers, two of the top 10 merit-ranked female pole vaulters in the country. He also coaches Andrew Sutcliffe, our top ranked junior male in the country who finished 4th in the European Junior Championships in Novi Sad last summer. Both Katie's & Andy's tremendous achievement through this winter's indoors is documented in this magazine. He's also organised Vault Manchester for the past couple of years and regularly takes groups of young athletes to France to compete in the French elite indoor pole vault series. The Club congratulates Julien on his well-deserved accolade.
Posted 15/01/2012 12:57