Search

Daggers add Olympian Grant to coaching staff

17:24 10 September 2014

Daggers have added Dalton Grant to their coaching staff. Pic: Dalton Grant Twitter @Dalton237

Daggers have added Dalton Grant to their coaching staff. Pic: Dalton Grant Twitter @Dalton237

Archant

Dagenham & Redbridge have added Olympian and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Dalton Grant to their coaching set-up.

Grant will work closely with strength and conditioning coach Leon Martin at the Daggers on a part-time basis, and the former high jumper hopes to make a difference at Victoria Road.

“It was great to be asked by manager Wayne Burnett to come in and lend a hand at the club,” said Grant.

“I’ve worked with football players on an individual basis for quite some time now, but hopefully I can provide extra support to the team and add something a little bit different to what the club already has.

“It’s only been a couple of weeks so far but it’s been a great experience getting to know how it all works behind the scenes at a football club.”

Grant has spent some time working with former Daggers loanee Lawson D’Ath, who featured off the bench for Northampton in their 2-0 victory over Burnett’s men.

Others include the likes of Luton Town’s Pelly Ruddock, new Mansfield Town striker Rakish Bingham and Blackpool loanee Donervon Daniels. And while used to the

individual approach as an athlete for over two decades, Grant hopes he can pass on his experiences at the highest level of that sport to the current Daggers squad.

“Whatever sport it is you should want to improve,” he added.

“As an athlete I had to deal with plenty of pressure and hopefully the players will want to learn from my experiences at the top level.

“Everyone has been great so far and welcomed me into the group with open arms.

“It’s a very talented bunch of players at the club, but you can’t be complacent.

“For some players it may just be a few little things that need working on. It’s all in the detail, but hopefully I can have a good impact on the squad.”

And first team boss Wayne Burnett believes he’s already become an instant hit with the squad.

“All the boys have taken a liking to him already,” said Burnett. “He’s been wonderful so far and all the players have bought into what he’s trying to bring into the group.

“The group can only enhance because of his experience he’s had. In athletics it is all about the winning and he will make us stronger for that. I wouldn’t have brought him in if I didn’t think he’d make a difference.

“The first few weeks with Dalton have been great and that bodes well for the future.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

19 minutes ago
Paul Walter celebrates taking a wicket for Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Local all-rounder could be involved in T20 competition again after Eagles decide against recruiting another overseas player

32 minutes ago
Dagenham & Redbridge have confirmed they are in talks with three parties regarding investment (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Daggers release statement following much speculation over past week

Yesterday, 13:17
The England team celebrate after winning the Rugby Under-20 World Cup Final at the AJ Bell Stadium (pic: PA)

England 45 Ireland 21

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Ravi Bopara makes a run for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Bopara’s men beat the rain to make it back-to-back wins

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Leopards coach Steve Ogunjimi (pic; Paul Phillips)

Big Cats to host Ipswich, Chelmsford or Essex Blades

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Ashar Zaidi in batting action (pic: Graham Hodges)

All-rounder’s half-century leads way in successful chase

Friday, June 24, 2016
Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie (right) in conversation with boss John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers coach confident knew additions will hit ground running and hopes for home opening fixture

Friday, June 24, 2016
Lee Goodwin (centre) with his former Dagenham & Redbridge team mates at the Luton Town match last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers legend putting together a consortium with view to making offer for Victoria Road outfit

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe