Head of Physical Performance
Adam Beard heads up the physical performance department which is made up of the Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science and the Nutrition sections.
Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to the National team having worked in professional sport with experience at the Western Reds in Rugby League and then on to the Fremantle Dockers in Australian Rules, he consulted to the Springboks S&C unit, worked in the SIS/SAS network in Australia at both the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra working with many Olympic and World champions, abroad at the English Institute of Sport as the regional lead S&C coach, UK-Athletics touring with the GB athletics team through to the Athens Olympics as the lead S&C coach.
He also worked at Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence in Qatar where he was recognized internationally through the National Strength & Conditioning Association with a coach of the year award at the 2009 annual conference in Las Vegas. He has also served on the board of the UKSCA as the Director of Quality Assurance and was instrumental in the development of the current ASCC accreditation as well as designing the EIS and Aspire academy of sports physical Quality testing manuals and long term athlete development curriculum at the later. Adam has a Masters degree specializing in sports biomechanics from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.