Jack grew up as a keen rugby player where his interest in sport performance and rehab started whilst part of the Newcastle Falcons Academy.
Jack spent the last 4 years in Dublin, Ireland, where he worked at the renowned Sports Surgery Clinic as a Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach, working alongside world leading sports medicine, surgery and rehabilitation clinicians who provide high level rehabilitation services for the general population all the way up to international athletes.
At Sports Surgery Clinic, Jack delivered a wide range of injury and pain rehabilitation programmes for an array of musculoskeletal issues, including common issues such as low back pain, sporting and general knee injuries/pain (e.g. osteoarthritis, meniscal, patellar tendinopathy, pre- and post-op surgery rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction) as well as sport related complaints such as hamstring strains, shoulder rehab for the contact sport athlete and hip and athletic groin pain.
Prior to working in Dublin, Jack completed an undergraduate degree in sports science with coaching and a master degree in strength and conditioning at Northumbria University, as well as working for a variety of different sport teams and organisations. He holds Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach status through the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
Jack’s experience includes leading and providing strength and conditioning services to 20 different sports, national titles at University level, helping student-athletes progress to professional contracts and senior international caps in 4 different sports, academy level rugby union and rugby league, as well as supporting World and Olympic medallists.
Jack has also taught at University, both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and has contributed to peer reviewed research articles, including collaborations with UEFA and UKSCA.
Outside of work, Jack has a keen interest in Gaelic Football and Hurling from his time in Ireland, as well as a sense of adventure and can be found outdoors near mountains and lakes or anywhere he can practise his videography/photography skills and enjoys filming the odd wedding!
- BSC (HONS) APPLIED SPORTS SCIENCE WITH COACHING
- MSC STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- ACCREDITED (ASCC) WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION (UKSCA)