Cassandra Dooley

Coaching staff



Coach Cassandra Dooley, also known as “Coach Cass” is our specialist hurdles coach.  Coach Cass also runs our junior sprints squad and school programs.


Joining Port Hacking Little Athletics club as a tiny tot and then progressing to Illawong Senior Athletics Club, Coach Cass has been involved in athletics for more than two decades.  Cass began coaching athletics in 2008 and after some time away from the track, returned to coaching in 2016.

Coach Cass is focused on strengthening her technical knowledge to further develop her hurdle coaching skills.  Her specialty event is hurdles, however she is also an experienced junior sprint coach.  Her junior squad is well-suited for children involved in Little Athletics or other sports that benefit from fast running, or for children looking for general fitness in a welcoming and supportive environment.



General Principles Coaching Course, Australian Sports Commission

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach, Athletics Australia

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach, Athletics Australia

IAAF Kid’s Athletics Coaching Course



2018 State Little Athletics Championships
Alex Christian – 10th, Under 10 60m Hurdles
Bella-Rose Franklin – 7th, Under 11 100m PB
Savannah Taylor – 8th, Under 11 60m Hurdles PB
Elena Christian –  GOLD, Under 17 300m Hurdles PB
Taylah Watson – 14th, Under 17 100m Hurdles 1PB
Estelle Grantham – 15th, Under 13 200m Hurdles PB, 18th, Under 13 80m Hurdles
Molly Rayment – 9th, Under 9 60m Hurdles PB

2018 Australian Junior Athletics Championships
Elena Christian – 5th, Under 17 400m Hurdles PB

2018 NSW Juniors
Elena Christian – GOLD, Under 17 400m Hurdles
Estelle Grantham – 9th, Under 14 80m Hurdles
Taylah Watson – 20th, Under 18 100m Hurdles, 10th, 100m

2017 State Little Athletics Championships
Elena Christian – GOLD, Under15 300m Hurdles, State Record
Estelle Grantham – Under 12 60m Hurdles
Harley Isbitzki – 5th, Under 9 200m, 8th, 60m Hurdles
Taylah Watson – 6th, Under 15 90m Hurdles, 100m, 200m
2017 Canada Tour – Australia Representative
Jack Brow Memorial
Taylah Watson: GOLD 4x100m Relay, SILVER 100m, 4th 400m Hurdles