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COFFS HARBOUR
HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE

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The Coffs Harbour High Performance Centre is home to an incredibly exciting collaboration between specialist athlete support services.

In the Coffs Harbour High Performance Centre, we bring together:

 

Accredited Sport Dietetics support from Food Culture Nutrition

Athletic Physiotherapy support from Mid North Coast Allied Health

And Sport and Remedial Massage support in house.

COFFS HARBOUR HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE

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MISSION

To provide professional, collaborative support that allows regional athletes to compete at a higher level.

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VISION

More athletes from our region represented a higher level, and producing greater results as a function of our support.

VALUES

Athlete centered

We support the athlete's goals and provide the best environment for them to produce results

Integrity

We are evidence based and stand by the decisions of our specialist staff

Team work

We are continuously striving to provide the best support for our athletes, coaches and other stakeholders

Excellence

We apply best practice from each of our speciality disciplines to produce results

Community

We support regional athletes, with the best services available, to compete at their highest level

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STAFF PROFILES

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Tom Frost

Tom has been involved in high performance sport since graduating from Uni in 2012.

He has held previous roles as Head of Performance with the Melbourne Storm's U20 and U18 squads, Head of Sport Science at the PNG Olympic Committee and Lead S&C to a professional UFC fighter, amongst many others.

Qualifications-

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Current)
ASCA L1
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability L2

Nathan O’Connor

Gold Coast Suns AFL Club – Senior Men’s team physiotherapist, Senior Women’s team physiotherapist, Academy Head of Medical
Pindara Physiotherapy 
All sports Physiotherapy - Indooroopilly

Other clubs-

St Peters Western Swim Club (Australia’s #1 rated swim club)
UQ Cricket Club
North Brisbane Rugby Club
The Scots College First XV Rugby Union
Broadbeach Cats AFL Club
Broadbeach Cats Cricket Club
Gold Coast Junior Rugby Union Association

Qualifications-

Bachelor of Exercise Science – 2010-2013
Master of Physiotherapy – 2014-2015
ASCA L1 – 2018

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Jacqui Heward

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Jacqui is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sport Dietitian with over 10 years’ experience in clinical and sports nutrition. Jacqui works with athletes from recreational to elite, including representative athletes and those performing at a national level.

“In my practice, I put the client first. My role is to simplify the confusing world of nutrition information, use evidence-based principles, and establish a clear path to success”.

Jacqui’s goal is to educate and empower athletes the fuel their body for success and welcomes the opportunity to support athletes through our collaborative approach. Nutrition cannot be overlooked in performance, which is why Dietetics plays a key role in the performance team.

Qualifications-

Bachelor of Health Science (Griffith University)
Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics (Griffith University)
SDA SNC (Australian Institute of Sport)
ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist

Linda Frost

Linda has worked in performance pathways for more than 7 years.Most notable of her roles was the support of the PNG national athletes, and their successful gold medal haul at the 2015 Pacific Games. 

Linda was the designated Remedial Therapist, Strength and Conditioning coach and Sport Trainer to the National Women's Netball, Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Hockey, Men's Rugby 7's, Men and Women's Beach Volleyball and Athletics and Para-Athletics athletes.

Qualifications-

Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
ASCA Level 1
Certificate IV in Fitness

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INTERDISCIPLINARY MEMBERSHIP TIERS

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