Emma Springham – Head Coach 

  • British Triathlon Coach Level 3
  • British Triathlon Coach Educator
  • British Triathlon East Region Skills School Lead
  • Head Coach at Ipswich High School Triathlon Club

The idea for Tri East has been built by Emma Springham who is a Coach Educator, East Region Skills School Lead and has recently helped to develop the new British Triathlon Junior Coaching CPD to be launched in the new Year.  

Emma’s experience in junior coaching and specifically junior athlete development has been developed over the last twenty years.  Moving away from Media (teen magazines) it started with owning a franchise based around Brazilian football fifteen years ago – where she was developing toddlers to school aged children and parents in the art of Brazilian soccer and the fundamentals and love for sport at an early age.  As her own children grew, she moved into Youth work and spent four years working in two secondary schools and a town, helping to develop confidence and self-worth in many teens.   

From there, she decided to link the two and in addition to her starting her own junior triathlon club went for the Skills School role – and the rest is history! Since then she has become a British Triathlon Coach Educator- coaching coaches to be coaches, with her speciality in junior coaching. It has led her to be part of British Triathlon Talent Camps, speaking and sharing her knowledge in the High Performing Coaches Program and being part of the Performance Coaches Conference with the GB Team Coaches, to name but a few adventures.  

Emma has a passion for being the biggest advocate she can be for all junior athletes, throughout the pathway and truly believes that what we can offer through TEDS, TESS & Ipswich High School Tri can do this for children in the East Region.  

Working alongside Emma we have a group of super junior coaches who will work with her to provide the best junior coaching in the east, these include. 

Simon Howlett

  • British Triathlon Coach Level 2
  • British Cycling Coach Road Level 2
  • UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness

Steve Blackwell

  • British Triathlon Coach Level 2 Diploma

Craig Dyce

  • British Triathlon Coach Level 2
  • British Cycling Coach Road Level 2
  • UK Athletics Coach
  • Personal Training Coach Level 3