Athletics New Zealand retains top coaches in face of tempting overseas offers

Athletics New Zealand’s funding spike has already been put to good use making sure the coaches of Olympic stars Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney stay right where they are.

Athletics NZ high performance boss Scott Goodman confirmed both Jeremy McColl, who guides McCartney among a promising stable of pole vaulters in Auckland, and Christchurch-based Dale Stevenson, who is Walsh’s throws mentor, had both received tempting offshore offers to ply their trade elsewhere in the wake of their athletes’ success in 2016.

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