Welcome to Active Athletics

Get ready now for NSW Schools Cross country, Sunday morning sessions at 10.30am available for Primary school aged children. $30 per child for a 10 week course.

About me

My name is Dave Fenton, I’m a husband and father of 2 girls and living in Thornleigh, NSW. I’m passionate about all sports and focused on Athletics, in particular for young athletes. My aim is to help athletes reach their potential in a safe and friendly environment. For younger athletes I work with parents and athletes to gauge their potential and what they want to gain from their coaching and work towards these goals.

My main aim for young athletics is always to keep them playing and enjoying sport their whole lives. I also try to teach young athletes about correct nutrition and staying fit and healthy. I’m happy to work with young athletes wanting to improve, competitive athletes looking to be their best and kids looking for all round fitness and conditioning. I’m also delighted to work with adults looking for improvements and advice. I’m currently an active member of Epping District Athletics Club (www.eppingdac.com.au). My Children both take part in Hornsby District Little Athletics.


  • Currently Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
  • IAAF Kids’ Athletics Sporting Schools Coach
  • Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) (Level 1)
  • Working with Children Check number: WWC1316468E
  • Qualified Member Protection Information Officer
  • ASADA Anti- Doping Level 1 and Level 2 2019 Course

Previous achievements

Previous times: ( representing Donore Harriers AC and Leinster County in Ireland)
10 KM road 32.30
Half Marathon 1 hour 12 minutes
Full Marathon 3 hours 1 minute
Winner of the “Waterhouse Byrne Baird Shield” This is the oldest and longest consecutively run club cross-country event in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterhouse_Byrne_Baird_Shield
Representative Cross country in Ireland

Available for:

Individual sessions: $50.00 per hour 
Groups: Negotiable 
Clubs:  Negotiable