Jessica Ennis's coach, Toni Minichiello, is to address a major conference in Glasgow next month. He will be a guest speaker at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching (IFAC) seminar along with Sharon Hannon, coach to London 2012 hurdles gold medallist Sally Pearson, and Jama Aden, coach to 1500m winner Tafouki Makhloufi.
Minichiello has coached heptathlon gold medallist Ennis since she was 13 and earlier this week said he expected her to continue competing in the sport despite rumours she may move into 100m hurdles.
He commented: "I sat down with her before she went away and we had a discussion about the future. I see no reason why she can't carry on with the heptathlon until Rio 2016 because she's not had many injuries. She's got a good team around her and it's important we keep that team together. I think she'll definitely be in the heptathlon for the next four years."
Minichiello's approach to coaching will form the cornerstone of his speech, and his experiences in developing Ennis into an Olympic champion will be showcased in the international panel on 'Developing Talented Teenagers to Senior Successes.' The seminar lasts for three days from Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October. For more information visit the International Festival of Athletics Coaching website