MEET ROB

Rob created Athletic Evolution to provide best practice in the athletic development and coaching of young athletes. He is dedicated to improving the quality of athletic development training delivered to young athletes. Rob currently leads the Youth Athletic Development for the Scottish Rugby Academy in the Caledonia Region. He has previously worked for numerous organisations including NYFA Sweden, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Team Palmer-Grimson Beach Volleyball, London Thunder Basketball, British Gymnastics and Leaf Studio School.

He holds numerous qualifications, including:

  • MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • BSc (Hons) in Strength and Conditioning Science
  • World Rugby Coach Educator – Strength and Conditioning
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3 Advanced NASM qualifications

MEET CALLUM

Callum Stewart is a UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning coach with a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science and is completing his Precision Nutrition and EXOS Performance Specialist Certification. His sporting background was previously in Rugby Union, where he played as a back row. Now, his interests lie in Powerlifting, Munro bagging / hiking and other outdoor activities. Callum loves working with youth athletes as this period of time is such an important and influential part of their lives. As a coach, he feels he can not only make a real impact developing their physical qualities and movement patterns, but their interpersonal skills and vital life skills such as organisation and self-management!

Callum’s coaching background ranges from coaching total beginners to elite level competitors. He’s worked with male and female athletes across many sports including, Rugby union, football, water polo, field hockey, ice hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jujitsu, freestyle wrestling, Track and Field and Endurance sports. These athletes ranged from 2 professional youth academies, specifically with Dundee F.C and the Caledonia Scottish Rugby Union Academy, up to competitive masters athletes. 

MEET JORDAN

Jordan Welsh is the current Strength and Conditioning coach at Fettes College and is also responsible for Strength and Conditioning at  Super 6 Squad at Heriots Rugby Club. Having obtained his MSc in Strength and Conditioning, he spent two seasons in France with Rouen Normandie Rugby, gaining vast experience working with athletes in a professional environment. In addition, he has worked for various teams and organisations including Newcastle United Women, Newcastle Falcons Academy and City of Edinburgh Basketball..Jordan is motivated by working with young people and aiding in their long-term physical development, which he feels is essential to health, athletic success and prevention of injuries. His principle is that every athlete is at a different stage of their physical development and will benefit from an enjoyable and tailored setting to aid their circumstances.

Qualifications include:

  • MSc in Strength and Conditioning
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science
  • World Rugby Level 1 Strength and Conditioning

MEET GRANT

Grant McLeod started his career as a football coach with the Scottish Football Association, before working with a number of professional football clubs and the University of Stirling as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Following this Grant spent 4 years working in South East Asia intially as a strength and conditioning coach in Singapore and then most recently as manager of Pre Academy and Womans football as part of Buriram United’s Football Development Programme in Thailand.

MEET ALLYN

Allyn came to The Athlete Academy after previously the working in women’s premiership rugby as the Head of Strength and Conditioning at DMP Sharks.  Whilst studying for an MSc in Sports Performance Enhancement, Allyn worked with Scottish Rugby in the Men’s pathway, Scotland U20s, Scotland Women and the Club XV. He has also worked with youth athletes for Tennis Scotland and a mix of sports with the Excellence in Schools Sports Program in West Lothian. Prior to this, hisy first exposure to S&C was as an intern with Tennis Australia in Melbourne and then with Otago Rugby Union in New Zealand. Allyn’s coaching career started in tennis coaching and he prides himself on his technical coaching ability. He believes that youth athletes should be introduced as early as possible to strength and conditioning practices, and that they require tailored programs to suit their needs. And above all, it should be enjoyable!

Qualifications:

  • MSc Sports Performance Enhancement
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Science
  • ASCA L1
  • World Rugby S&C L1
  • ISAK L1