Malcolm Fenton

Visiting Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching

School of Allied Health Sciences

Malcom was born, educated, worked and lived in the Ipswich area for 60 years, and in 2016 he semi-retired and moved to Lincolnshire. 

Malcom attended Priory/Nacton Heath Schools in Ipswich, as well as further education at Ipswich Civic College.

After initially working for Suffolk County Council, in Highways Finance, Malcolm joined H M Customs & Excise for 35 years, working at Ipswich and Felixstowe Docks, as well as the USAF Bases of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge.  In the last few years of working for HMCE, Malcolm worked part time for UK Athletics and England Athletics, before working full time for both, in the areas of athlete and coach development.  Latterly the work moved into coach mentoring, Team management and writing technical reports on championship events.  This role sat within the remit of the Throwing events in athletics.   In 2014, Malcolm was the Throws Head Coach for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and, a year later the Throws Coach for the Indoor World Championships in Poland.   Malcolm currently works as a consultant and deliverer on Coach Education for Athletics Ireland.

Malcolm also worked for the British Bobsleigh Team, as Strength Coach, when they won an Olympic Bronze in 1998, followed by working for Netherlands Bobsleigh, in the same capacity, leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics.

On a personal level, Malcolm has won 3 World Masters Championships in the Hammer and is looking, with the next 2 years, to reach a target of 100 County Titles in Athletics.