Meet the Coaches

Mike Fountain

Mike Fountain, is the owner and head coach of Speed Development Project. 

He is a British Athletics level 3 Event Group Coach in Sprints as well as being a British Athletics Physical Preparation (Strength and Conditioning) coach. He is also a tutor with Athletics NI on the coach education pathway. 

Mike works with both sprinters and team sport athletes/players who want to improve their speed, agility and overall game speed. He also works with athletes/players post injury to assist in their rehabilitation and return to play training.

His sprint coaching groups have achieved medals and representation as Irish champions, Irish junior Internationals, NI & Ulster champions and podium medalists. 

The team sport athletes that Mike has worked with include senior and junior internationals as well as those aiming to achieve the highest levels.

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Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher, assists in delivering the speed camps and team fitness programs. He is an accredited Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coach with the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association, and holds a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham.

With more than 25 years experience as an athlete, academic and coach, he is currently providing S&C support to the Northern Ireland women’s international football squad.  

His practical experience has seen him providing S&C and coaching within a range of sports such as:

  • NW Cricket Union “Future Warriors” academy
  • University of Ulster elite student athletes (Rowing)
  • Sport NI performance pathway programmes (judo, wrestling, fencing, hockey)
  • Ulster Rugby (Club) u17 RDS & under 18 squads

Additionally, Kevin has presented at coach education workshops and conferences on behalf of: 

  • Sport NI
  • Derry City Council (‘Coachmark’ project)
  • Irish Football Association
  • Irish Rugby Football Union (Ulster)
  • Irish Amateur Boxing Association


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