13 Apr 2010

Vili finds new coach

6:42 pm on 13 April 2010

The World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Vili's has found a new coach.

Vili, who recently ended her 11-year relationship with former coach Kristen Hellier, is to work with former French national coach Didier Poppe, who's based in Auckland.

Poppe is a former javelin champion, and has guided several athletes at Olympic Games and world championships.

He's also worked with Vili's husband, Bertrand, who's a discus thrower.