ASSA Coaches

Steven Tripney

Training Areas : The Ponds . Contact number : 0412 165 000

Steven is our longest serving ASSA coach and has his own stable of athletes and teams across all sports that he works with every week.

He has been described as being ‘part kangaroo’ and has always gotten great results for his clients.

He gets a genuine enjoyment out of seeing athletes he invests time and effort in thrive and succeed in their sport as do all of our coaches.

* lvl 1 asca qualified (currently completing lvl 2)
* lvl 1 athletics australia coach
* completed TAFE cert III and IV fitness
* currently studying bachelor exercise and sport science at cqu
* 4 1/2 years coaching experience with assa
* National lvl triple jumper
* Completed ASSA 1 Day Sport Speed for Coaches course.

Daniel Brown

Training Areas : The Hills areas and Blacktown International Sportspark (Athletics Track). Currently in England till mid September 2017. Contact number : 0412 632 544 (ASSA Office until Daniel returns from the UK).

Daniel has been with ASSA for many years and is a very experienced and knowledgeable speed coach and a vital member of the team. His sport of choice is cricket and he plays this at a very high level within the Sydney competition as shown below.

In 2017 he was selected to be contracted to play first class cricket for Cambridge in England and they had an outstanding season. He will return to Sydney in September.

* Cert 3 and 4 qualified in Fitness
* Member of the ASSA coaching team since 2011
* Played cricket for 17 years and representative cricket for 9 years.
* 1st/2nd grade cricketer for Hawkesbury Cricket Club in the Sydney Grade Cricket Competition
* Currently completing a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science
* Selected to be a Practice Net Bowler in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Nathan Kenny

Training Areas : Camden (Mondays), Penrith (Wednesdays and Saturdays), West Hoxton (Fridays). Contact number 0478 521 499

Nathan Kenny often finds himself mentioned on Ranell’s coaching courses. The true story is that he first came to us for an assessment of his running technique on a Friday afternoon. Ranell took one look at him and advised him not to play his AFL game the next day but rather commence a stringent stretching and recovery program instead as his hamstrings were very tight and she felt that there was a high risk of injury. Being an important member of the squad he felt obliged to play and during the course of the game snapped his hamstring.

8 weeks later he came back to her and asked to become an ASSA speed coach which we were most happy to oblige as he has a very strong coaching and playing background and he is now a valuable member of the ASSA team.

His sport is AFL and he has an excellent coaching and playing resume as follows:

* played with the Sydney Swans NEAFL team across 3 seasons before moving up to QLD to play for Southport in the NEAFL competition.
* currently playing for St George in the Sydney AFL
* played for the Sydney AFL representative side in 2015 against the Canberra AFL rep side.
* was a member of the Sydney Swans Academy coaching staff 2012-’14 before joining ASSA.
* currently studying PE teaching at the university of Wollongong.

Robyn Suttor

Training Areas : Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush. Contact number 0414 328 828

Click WMAC Robyns Lyon 2015 Newsletter for access to a newsletter featuring Robyn’s staggering success at the 2015 World Masters Indoor Championships in winning a Bronze medal for Australia !

As a youth Robyn competed in many State level competitions in sprints, short hurdles, shot put and discuss. This passion is now a daily focus training as a Master Athlete with a World Ranking, NSW State & Australian Records and she has competed in several International events.

She is currently ranked in the world 4th in 400m (69.99), 5th in 200m (30.76), 5th in 60m Hurdles (10.53 ) and 6th in 60m(9.13) in the Women’s 55-59 age group establishing 4 individual Australian Records. 20 years of teaching has led onto becoming a Personal Trainer with Diploma in Fitness, Cert 4 Pilates Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Level 1 Community Athletics Coach, Level 2 Intermediate Running Coach, ASSA Sport Speed Coach.

She is coaching many athletes from sprinters through to team sport athletes in Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Hockey and Rugby and is currently the Sprint Coach for Sydney University Lions and Cubs American Football.

Deborah (Deb) Green

Training Area : Adelaide, South Australia. Contact number 0412 632 544

Deb is our ASSA representative in Adelaide. She has personally known Ranell for many years and has always been someone of the the highest personal standards.

She has extensive coaching experience with teams and individuals and a real passion for youth athletic development and is very excited to now be heading up ASSA in South Australia.

As with all of our coaches, she has an extensive playing background at a high level, having played representative basketball for 12 years. She was also the Fitness Trainer for the Australian Kookaburras LaCrosse team’s USA tour.

Her (current qualifications are :

University Degree in Sports Studies with distinctions in scientific principles of coaching.
Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Qualified Athletic Coach (ATFCA Level 1)
Qualified Personal Trainer
Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Jackson Tisdell

Training Area : Glendale Athletics Centre, Newcastle. Contact number 0431 192 172

Jackson has an extensive AFL playing career in the Newcastle area and is a very welcome addition to the ASSA stable of expert coaches.

His (current qualifications are :

University Degree in Podiatry.
ASSA Sport Speed for Coaches course.