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‘No fee’ was to be charged for their services: Amateur athletics advisors in 1935: Part 1. Coaches and Administrators.

Day, DJ (2017) ‘No fee’ was to be charged for their services: Amateur athletics advisors in 1935: Part 1. Coaches and Administrators. Playing Pasts: The Online Magazine for Sport and Leisure History.

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Abstract

Resistance to the use of professional coaches in British athletics during the first half of the twentieth century has been well documented and an ongoing preference for amateur coaching from one’s peers was clearly evident in the year before the Berlin Olympics. A list of amateur coaches appeared in an article in the Manchester Guardian, 13 December 1935, 3, and this article explores some of these individuals.

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