Alison O'Riordan is the director of AOR Sports Consultancy.
Alison is a sport, exercise and physical activity professional and educator with over thirty years’experience in varying positions within the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK.
Alison has a biomechanics and education background, so is able to utilise these specialisms when working on athlete and coach development.
Alison is a British Athletics Level 3 and an Athletics Australia Level 5 (Master) coach and has successfully coached a number of Championship medalists.
She has held a number of professional positions, including:
Since returning to the UK in mid 2011, Alison has been the England Athletics Disability Athletics Support Officer for London and East regions, whilst also undertaking resource development consultancies for England Athletics.
In this time, Alison also coached Para throwers onto the ParalympicsGB team for the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Alison was also part of the Channel 4 athletics commentary team for the London Games.
Since London 2012, Alison has continued to support and promote disabled and Paralympic throwers through her own coaching squad, and coach and athlete development and mentoring. She also worked with the charity Remap designing an adjustable seated throwing frame, the Protean STF, for athletics club use.
Alison was 2014 and 2016 Head Coach, and 2017 Team Throws Coach for Team UK for the Invictus Games. Team preparation was funded by Help for Heroes. More recently consultancies have included being a Ntaional Trainer for UK Antidoping and the World Academy of Sport.
Alison has worked or consulted for the following organisations: