21 Sep

Ennis Coach To Speak In Glasgow

Jessica Ennis and her coach Toni Minichiello

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


  1. Janice wesson said...

    Hi my name is janice Wesson and im needing help to either contacting Mr. Minichiello or Jessica Ennis. Im work for a Club for young people in leicester and we had the whole of the outside painted and its of jessica. It was created my guy from Sheffield and the whole of Leicester are very proud of this and has been in the local papers. My father Mr.Nev Turner has been at the club now for over 4oyears and has been trying to contact both of them for arrange Jessica to visit us if anyone can help plz plz contact me janice.wesson@ntlworld.com plz can anyone help us in Leicster many thanks Janice Wesson Leicester.