Power2Adapt – Ellie Jenkins-Perry

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Ellie Jenkins-Perry

Power2Adapt Coach

Level 1 Community Coach

Years coaching?

2 years.

What sport do you compete in?

Athletics with my events being high jump, 400m and 400m hurdles.

When did you start?

I started doing little Aths the first week I moved to the Mornington peninsula when I was 11.

What attracted you to the sport/ what do love about it?

I always loved running around when younger and love competing for a group and having that community feel at a club where you can meet many new lifelong friends.

What level have you competed at?

Qualified for national level and competed at state level.

What do you love about coaching?

I absolutely love watching kids run around having fun with huge smiles on their faces and continuously asking for one more high jump 5 minutes after class has ended.

Favourite running session and why?

My favourite running activity is animal run as you watch each of the children’s personalities come out pretending to run like a cheetah or like a turtle.

Favourite coaching session and why?

My favourite coaching session is the relays as it makes the children all come together no matter what age they are and work as a team cheering each other on.

Where do you aspire to go to with your sport and coaching journey?

I would love to continue to develop my skills as a coach and help many more children aspire to their dreams and always have fun when coming to athletics and I would love to keep running recreationally and trying different sports and activities.