Interview with Ashley Jones

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Interviewed By Craig Duncan

Ashley Jones
– International Strength and Conditioning Coach

What are the most important aspects of an athletic development program for a professional organisation?

I think ensuring the person in charge of the fitness program fits in with the personality of the team, I have seen some bad mixes that do not last. That said it is important for the out going person to be on hand to select who takes over from them, I know with my own experiences the best fit was when the previous fitness coach was on the interview panel, he knew the areas that the team could continue to grow in and selected accordingly.

What are the common mistakes made in athletic development programs
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Interview with : John Mc Closkey

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Name: John Mc Closkey

Profession: Teacher/Coach

Team taking a year out to do some CPD

Greatest achievements as a trainer: Sigerson Cup (QUB) 2000, All Ireland Club (Crossmaglen) 2000, All Ireland Football ( Armagh) 2002, NFL (Armagh) 2005, NFL (Derry) 2008, Ulster Championship (Armagh) 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006.
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A – Z OF MY LIFE IN WEIGHT TRAINING THUS FAR………

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 A – Z OF MY LIFE IN WEIGHT TRAINING THUS FAR………
Ashley Jones

 

Thirty two years ago this year as a nervous but excited 14 year old boy I climbed the steps of Vince Basile’s gym, American Health Spa, in Brookvale a suburb of Sydney.  I guess that was one of the first contradictions I experience throughout my life so far both in and out of the gym.  Since Vince was a Canadian and a former Mr Canada, why American Health Spa, I never did get to ask him that question, but I digress.

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Interview with : Aaron Kellett Sports Scientist – Strength & Conditioning Coach Cricket Australia – Centre of Excellence

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Name:  Aaron Kellett

Profession : Sports Scientist – Strength & Conditioning Coach

Team:  Cricket Australia – Centre of Excellence

Greatest achievements as a trainer:
The friendships I have maintained with people I have worked with in sport
My favorite memory so far would be from the AFL, seeing the boys from the Western Bulldogs win their first finals game in 2006 in front of 84,000 spectators after finishing outside the Top 8 for the previous 6 years.

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Interview With – Brynley Abad Queensland Reds Super Rugby

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Name: Brynley Abad

Profession: Athletic Performance Coach

Team: Queensland Reds

Greatest achievements as a trainer: Out Benched the half back in our team

Years in the Industry: 10 years

What strength coach or trainer has had the most impact on you and why? Damian Marsh has had the most impact on my career. He has always brought me back to the grass roots of strength and conditioning and kept me away from circus tricks.

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