About us

About us

Personal Best Athletics Coaching was established in 2005 by Olympic Athletics Coach, Michael Dooley.  The Personal Best coaching team consists of Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia Accredited coaches and a qualified Performance Therapist, as well as working closely with an experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The team currently provides athletics coaching to junior, senior, elite, high-performance and masters athletes in the Sutherland Shire, in the Southern Sydney region.  Our coaches have built strong relationships with local athletics clubs including Port Hacking Little Athletics Club, Illawong Revesby Workers Athletics, Illawong Little Athletics Club.  We also coach many athletes from other clubs in the Sutherland Shire, Western Sydney, St George, Illawarra, and Eastern Suburbs areas.  In addition, we offer coaching services to athletes outside of the area through our ‘Coaching-by-Distance’ Program, with athletes based all around Australia.

Our team have coached many athletes to compete at high level competitions including Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, international youth meets, National and State Competitions.  Personal Best Athletics Coaching has a focus on the following speciality events: sprints (100m, 200m, 400m), middle distance (800m, 1500m, 3km, steeplechase), and hurdles (short hurdles, 400m hurdles).


The Personal Best Athletics Coaching vision is to help every athlete reach their full potential.