Matthew Symonds
Matthew
Symonds
Male
Lv.2 Advanced Coach - Throws
Lv.2 Intermediate Club Coach
IAAF Kids' Athletics Coach
Gold Coast & Brisbane (north and south)
4212
QLD
0406 094 423
Winning Edge Athlete Development
Yes
Sprints,Throws,Jumps,Hurdles
All Skill Levels
Everyday
Yes
No
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Level 2 Advanced Throws coach 

Level 2 Intermediate Coach (jumps, throws, sprints and hurdles)

Level 1 Strength & Conditioning (in progress)

 

Matt, born in Oxford, England in 1968

started in athletics at the tender age of 12 years. Quickly became recognised as one of the leading throwers in the UK by setting 9 UK age records and one world age record (14 yo) he went onto compete for Great Britain & England U23’s in discus. Won several junior and senior Olympic weightlifting titles and won the Britain’s Strongest Schoolboy title in 1985. From 1992 - 1996 was also a member of the Great Britain Bobsleigh team competing in the World Championships in 1994 and 1995 and was also a member of the British Olympic Bobsleigh Squad in 1994. Matt has also completed two 70.3 Ironman triathlons and a full Ironman triathlon! He still competes in Masters athletics and most well recently won the Pan Pacifics in 2018 in discus, hammer and the throws pentathlon.

 

With both boys being very sporty, Matt has coached both from a young age in both athletics and rugby league. Both boys have won representatives in football and athletics, where they have also won state and national titles.