Our certified coaches guide you through specialised programs. They teach you technical skills and make sure that you achieve to your goals.

Check out the Bios for the people that make us who we are…. and you as well.

All of our coaches are experienced and knowledgeable in their fields, with our senior coaches holding degrees and years of specialised training and coaching experience.
All coaches are safeguarding trained and vetted, as well as continually upskilling to ensure the highest possible standards within our club.

  • Neil Dougan

    Neil is the head coach over all sports in Asylum. He ensures the highest standards of coaching and athletic development within the club. If...
  • Claire McLarnon

    CPR/AED, Assistant coach
    Claire leads the fundamentals and development of our youngest participants at Asylum. Join her for learning through play, skill based movements...
  • Adam Johnson

    CPR/AED, Assistant coach
    Adam is an outstanding powerlifter and head powerlifting coach, who’s previously been involved in the development of club rugby for Donaghadee...
  • Elena Brewer

    Master of Public Health, Health Education and Promotion; Mental Health First Aid; Suicide First Aid
    Elena first joined Asylum through the Beginner’s Olympic Weightlifting programme in 2019 and has since become the Professional Development...
  • Suzy McElwaine

    CPR/AED, Assistant coach
    Suzy has spent decades in sport, teaching young children and adults how to ride horses. Coming into weightlifting as a masters competitor,...
  • Michelle Finlay

    BWL, WI, PGCE, MSc
    Head of youth development and experienced international weightlifter Michelle is our senior youth coach, taking all intermediate classes to...