Since May 2009 I have worked for British Tennis as a Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Team, working closely with the Coaching and Medical support staff to optimise the athletic development of the Professional players on the ATP and ITF tours.
Prior to my current role, I enjoyed a seven year tenure as a Strength Coach with the English Institute of Sport, based in the London and South East regions (2001-2008). The EIS is a nationwide network of integrated sports science and medicine practitioners working with National squad athletes on UKSport funded programmes. During my time at the EIS, I worked across 9 training centres, with over 200 athletes, from over 30 different World Class and Olympic sports, as diverse as track and field, squash and judo.
To continue my professional development and indulge my passion for high level rugby, I worked as a full-time Strength Coach at Ulster Rugby Club (Magners League) prior to and during the 2008-2009 season. My primary role was to identify and develop promising athletes at age group level and provide a continuous flow of player-talent to inter-Provincial and International level. This culminated in 5 players being included in the Irish squad for the U20 WC (Japan), 6 players representing Ulster A and 4 players offered Development contracts with the Senior team. During the 2007-2008 season, I worked as a consultant at Henley Hawks (Nat.Div.2) and lead the Conditioning programme at Rosslyn Park RFC (Nat.Div.3) during the 2006-2007 season.
In addition to my academic qualifications in Sports Science, I am accredited by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association for whom I am now proud to act as a tutor and assessor on their extensive Workshop and Accreditation programme, I regularly attend practical workshops and professional development seminars to keep my knowledge, understanding and coaching skills at the forefront of modern practice.