University of Worcester Director of Strength and Conditioning
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Professional and Technical Support Staff
tel: 01905 543340
In 2019, Marc became one of just 4 UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches, nationally, to receive the TASS Practitioner Award for 15 years' continuous service in the field of high performance S&C coaching. Marc has represented GB in two sports contributing to his in-depth understanding of what it truly takes to train as an elite athlete; he remains S&C coach to British Para Swimming, and two professional sport franchises.
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Worcester
- UKSCA Accredited Member
- NVQ CYQ Level 3 Assessors Qualification (REPs)
- British Olympic Weightlifting NVQ 1 and 2 Instructor (REPs)
- Award in Education and Training NVQ Level 3 (REPs)
- YMCA Fitness Instructor Tutor Assessor
- ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry) Level 2
- FIA Kettlebell Instructor Level 2 (REPs)
- WABBA Tutor Assessor
- Cytec Cycle Technician
- London and County Society of Physiologists
- St. Bartholomew Hospital London, Diploma in Nutritional Medicine
- Northern Institute of Massage Sport and Remedial Massage Certificate
- BAWA, NABBA and WABBA Senior Instructor
Prior to joining the University professional sport support staff in 2008, Marc worked in local government, the health sector and voluntary and commercial sector sport. Through the 1990s/2000s Marc proudly built, developed, then sold a chain of fitness clubs under the brand One on One Fitness Ltd, which gained the ISO 9002, Quality Assurance Accreditation (the first private club in the country to gain the kite mark).
In addition, Marc maintains a PT practice specialising in clients living with physically debilitating, degenerative conditions. His accrued experience enabled him to invent and build a prototype Para-Kettlebell Chair. The design was subsequently trialled by the GB Wheelchair Basketball squads, and GB Para Canoe Squad, and taken to market by Pullum Sports Ltd.
Scope of Role at the University
Marc is Director of Strength and Conditioning provision for all University of Worcester sport performance teams, scholarship athletes, Worcester Wolves Basketball BBL squad and Severn Stars Netball VNSL squad. He leads delivery support for academic lectures with practical sessions and is the lead S&C coach for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), and coaches S&C for various EIS athletes.
Marc regularly tutors fitness instruction courses/workshops at the University, and externally for NGBs. In 2019/20 the UKSCA Level 2 award will be brought online.
In addition to the above, Marc manages the Arena S&C Suite, scheduling numerous work-based placements for undergraduate to postgraduate students, the most recent being Level 7 Masters students on yearlong exchange from Beijing Sports University (BSU).
Marc delivers CPD to S&C coaches and fitness staff preparing for UKSCA assessments, and offers strategic advice on S&C facility developments.
As contribution to the University of Worcester International Centre of Inclusive Sport and Exercise, Marc not only coaches world-class para athletes, but advises on all aspects of S&C and fitness within the University of Worcester Senior Physical Activity and Adapted Sport (SPAAS) Programme targeting local community engagement.