Alistair Tait - Head Coach

Alistair Tait - Bio

Alistair was born and bred in Seaford and has lived on the Mornington Peninsula all of his life.

He first became involved in athletics at the age of 8 and has been involved in the sport for over 30 years. 

Alistair is a former track and field athlete and has since taken his love of athletics, health and fitness into coaching and Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Coaching and holds a Level 3 Performance Development Coach accreditation with Athletics Australia.

List of Achievements

  • Trained with and studied under Level 5 National hurdles coach Roy Boyd for 4 years – coach of Australian 110mh record holder Kyle Vander Kuyp and many other world-class athletes.


  • Trained with and studied under Phil King, coach of Seoul 1988 Olympic Gold Medallist, Debbie Flintoff-King and World & Commonwealth Gold Medallist – Jana Pittman.


  • State representative for Victoria on 3 occasions for 400mh and Australian National Junior Championships.


  • Victorian State Championship bronze medallist U/18 1991 for 400mh


  • Competed at State League (A-Grade) level for Athletics


  • Volunteer Athletics Training Venues Sydney 2000 Olympic Games


  • Athletic Training Venue Supervisor Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

Talent ID Testing in India

Head Coach Alistair Tait trained, mentored and led a team of local testers for the Meghalaya Sport & Olympic Association Sport Talent ID program to test over 6,000 youth athletes, as the Global Athletic Development coach for ARMS Physical Testing / Edge10 Group.

Testing days consisted of testing in excess of 250 athletes per day. Training included setting up Digital athletic performance measuring equipment for reliable data collection and repeatable testing around the 12 districts of Meghalaya. Athletes were coached through each of the tests to give them the best chance of success.

The results of the tests were compared to accepted global benchmarks for athletic performance and a detailed report submitted to the government of Meghalaya. Elite performances have been identified to enter an Elite Performance Pathway Program with coaching and training programs to be supplied by ARMS PT and Head Coach Alistair Tait to support the athletes in their continued athletic development pathways.