Take a look at My Team
This page is dedicated to the team around me, they are a huge influence on my life so I wanted to show them off on my website. They work with my 24/7 and have contributed to my numerous medals over the years. Below you can see a short biography of each member of #TeamMcKillop!
Paddy McKillop - Coach
Paddy McKillop is Michael’s father and has coached him from a young age of 12 after encouraging him to take part in sport from he could walk. Paddy has been involved in athletics most of his life. Being a former middle distance athlete himself and going on to represent Ireland. From taking up a post in St Malachy’s College Belfast, Paddy took control of the XC and Track and Field set up. In his 22 years there he established himself as one of the most successful school coaches. Leading athletes to regional, national and international titles. Alongside that he has coached Michael to every European title, World title and Paralympic Gold.
SINI Support team
SINI have been a vital part of Team McKillop over the years, they provide such a large range of services from the base in the University of Ulster in Jordanstown. From Sports Science to Physiotherapy, from Nutrition to Sports Psychology.
They have helped Michael to improve dramatically over the past 8/9 years. Providing essential services to elite athletes such as Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning. The two main components have been Chris McNicholl and Dave Lasini.
Chris has been in charge of Michaels physio treatment, helping to improve and address Michaels weaknesses which stem from his physical impairment.
Dave his S&C coach has helped Michael become a more efficient athlete while working on his strength and mobility.