Meet our Team of Talented Coaches

The team at Melbourne Athletic are Bachelor & Masters Qualified coaches with over 15 years of experience

working with promising & established athletes from different sporting backgrounds.

We aim to provide athletes of all capacities the opportunity to train in high-performance settings with personalised programs that are used at State and National Levels. Through an integrated approach to Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning practices, our athletes have all the necessary tools to take their performance to the next level.

 

Some of our athlete’s achievements are;

 

  • VIC Basketball State Representative
  • AFLW/VFLW Representatives
  • VIC State Rugby League
  • Melbourne Storm: Thunderbolts un18’s
  • Cycling State Champion & National Medallist
  • VFL Representatives
  • VNL Representatives
  • NAB League Representatives
  • Pro-Boxing Athlete

Michael

head of rehabilitation/ co-owner

Michael is our Head of Rehabilitation and Co-Owner of Melbourne Athletic. Michael heads our Rehabilitation programs and works closely with Physiotherapist’s to ensure our athletes are returning to sport stronger, fitter and faster than pre-injury. Having had experience in State Academies & Programs such as AFL Vic, Netball Vic and the VFL, Michael has a strong focus on Biomechanics and Strength training to achieve results.

 
Qualifications:
  • Masters of High-Performance Sport
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science & Human Movement
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning

justin

Head of Strength & Conditioning

Justin is one of our head S&C coaches with three years of experience working with both youth and professional athletes. With a Clinical Exercise Science bachelor degree, Justin then pursued his passion for sport through the completion of a Master’s of Strength & Conditioning. Justin has worked as a Strength & Rehabilitation coach both at VFL and NAB League level with the Werribee and Western Jets Football clubs.

 

Qualifications:
  • Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
  • ASCA Level 2 Strength & Conditioning
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)
  • ESSA Ex. Scientist




Caitlin

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Growing up in a passionate sporting family, it has always been a goal of Caitlin’s to work in the industry. Caitlin played netball for over 12 years and been a dedicated doggie supporter since the womb. For the past four years, Caitlin has been developing as an Exercise Scientist, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University. Throughout that time, Caitlin has worked as a trainer for Williamstown FC and a gym instructor at Track Thomastown Gym, making her the perfect person to get your fitness to where you need it to be.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
  • ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist


Laura

DietiTian

Laura is our Performance Dietitian at Melbourne Athletic. Laura knows that what we fuel our bodies with can have a profound effect on performance and she is passionate about helping individuals optimise their nutrition for maximum benefit. Whether you are recovering from injury or preparing for competition, fuelling appropriately can have a big impact on success and Laura is here to support you to reach your potential. She has worked with adolescent and adult footballers at Calder Cannons, Canterbury FC, and Old Collegians FC, as well as in general & gut health nutrition.

Qualifications:
  • Masters of Dietetics with Monash University
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science with Monash University
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian with Dietitian’s Australia
  • FODMAP Diet for IBS training with Monash University.