Key Coaching Team:
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
I am passionate about helping youth, development, and elite level athletes reach their athletic potential.
AF Director | Movement Coach
For the past six years I have been involved in semi-professional rugby in a playing, coaching and training capacity.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
My name is Richard Sylvester or “Richie” as they call me here in New Zealand. I am a life-long sports and fitness enthusiast that is willing to try most things.
AF Director | General Manager
I have been working in the sports management, coaching and rehabilitation sectors since 2003 and have a real passion for youth athlete development.
I work in a joint role between THE ATHLETE FACTORY and Inside Running and really enjoy the varied and sports-related nature of the job.
I am a Year 13 student at Mount Maunganui College. I have been refereeing rugby union for six years and I am currently on the BOP Rugby Union Premier Panel.
AF Director | Head of Medical Services
I have been working as a physiotherapist in the musculoskeletal and sports industry for the past ten years. During this time I have specialised in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, including completing a post-graduate diploma in Sports Medicine.
Sports Nutritionist & Dietician
I am very passionate about food and nutrition, sport and exercise, I love getting outdoors and enjoy working with people to improve their nutritional intake. I’ve been working as a Registered Dietitan for seven years and a Sports Dietitian for the past four years.
Mental Skills Coach
I am a trained coach and mental skills consultant who specialises in helping athletes accomplish their goals in sport and in life. My education includes a Bachelors Degree in Sports and Leisure Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and a Masters Degree…
I graduated from the NZ College of Massage in 2014 as a certified massage therapist and then continued to gain experience in the field from working at spas and clinics. I then discovered my passion for sports massage and rehabilitation as…
When working with Rugby players and Coaches the common misconception is that Sport psychology, and my role as a mental skills trainer, is all about getting people to start thinking positively. There is this pervasive belief that somehow a 100% positive frame of mind...read more
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