About Team Decathlon

About Us

  • Set up in 1996 by Richard Hunter, Team Decathlon is a non-profit organisation established to provide coaching and competition in Athletics in the North East of England. Our team has a special interest in junior athletics, as well as combined events and multi-discipline athletics.

  • Team Decathlon has organised athletics meetings since 1996, bringing International Athletics to the North East with the EAP Combined Events and organise regular coaching camps for children aged 8-15 years of age

Our Team

  • Richard Hunter, Owner – Richard has lived and breathed athletics since he was 13 years old – competed internationally in the sprint hurdles and then moved to the decathlon. Graduating from Brunel University with a BSc in Sport Science, a PGCE in Physical Education and a MSc in Sports Management. He is a Level 3 Performance Coach and former coach education senior tutor at UK Athletics and regional manager for England Athletics until 2009.


  • Tom Andrews, Head Coach – A University of Cumbria graduate with a BSc in Sports Coaching & Development, Tom has competed in Athletics since the age of 13 before moving into coaching Sprints & Mini Athletics for the past 7 years.