University of Canterbury Athletic Club Coaches

Bruce Milne - Middle & Long Distance

Lydiard Coach (coached by, taught by), Bruce has been a valuable club member competing and has coached for the New Zealand Commonwealth games team in 1990 and 1994. He is a retired physio. Bruce is a Life Member of the University Club


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Craig Motley- Distance

Craig has had a huge influence on the success of the club in recent years coaching and advising many members. Craig is the national endurance manager for Athletics NZ and the Rio2016 project. Craig is currently based in Timaru.


Maria Hassan - Middle Distance & Cross Country

Athletics Canterbury Coach of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011

Maria is based in Rangiora and coaches a couple of sessions in Christchurch during the week


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Lyndon Fraser


Lyndon was selected for the Athletics New Zealand Pathway to Podium (P2P) programme in 2019 and as Lead Coach for the New Zealand Junior Men's 4 x 400m relay team as part of the Relay Futures programme (to 2020). He has been involved with sprinters (and middle distance athletes) who have won national titles and represented New Zealand at the IAAF World U20 Championships and Oceania Regional Championships.

Lyndon works at the University of Canterbury and coaches sprints (100/200/400), as well as assisting with speed development among athletes in sports such as cricket.

His favourite athletes include Cathy Freeman, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Michael Johnson, Toni Hodgkinson, and NZ Paralympian Liam Malone.

The current mixed sprint group ranges in age from teens to late 20s and we have athletes based on both sides of the Tasman. If you would like to contact Lyndon, please feel free to do so via email or mobile phone:


Mobile: 0277331200