University of Worcester Director of Strength & Conditioning
Institute of Sports & Exercise Science
tel: 01905 543340
Marc is a hardworking and personable individual, fortunate to have enjoyed a lifelong, passionate commitment to sport. Marc has performed to elite level in two sports since his teenage years and subsequently acts as a positive role model when undertaking strength and conditioning coaching with high performance athletes. The year 2018 completes 39 years working and competing in English sport, yet Marc cannot help but think the best is yet to come!
- BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Worcester
- UKSCA Accredited Member
- NVQ CYQ level 3 assessor’s qualification (REPs)
- British Olympic Weightlifting NVQ 1 & 2 ins. (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 & Remedial Massage Certificate
- BAWA, NABBA & WABBA Snr Ins.
- Industry Background
Marc has worked in local government, the health sector and voluntary and commercial sector sport. Through the 90’s/00’s Marc proudly built and 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, Personal Training has formed a career long strand in his applied industry practice.
Marc’s personal achievements include; gaining a black belt in judo 3rd Dan and holding various county, regional and national titles in his late teens, early twenties; selection for GB Judo Squad (1978; 1979 and selection for 1980 Moscow Olympics). He achieved world records for ‘Most judo throws’ (86 in one minute, 1979); ‘Most sit ups in 24 hours' (65,001 in 24 hours, 1991) and ‘Most squat thrusts in one hour’ (1824 in one hour, 1993).
Prior to 2012 Marc competed for GB Duathlon Team (Age-Group, Veterans) and represented his country at 15 World and European Championships (placing top 10 in all races). He also raced Age-Group Triathlons from sprint to ironman distance. Marc retired from elite competition in 2012, to refocus his training on health and wellbeing, as opposed to performance.
- Scope of Role at the University
Scope of Role at the University
Marc is responsible for strength and conditioning (S&C) provision for all 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 launched the UW ‘Train the Trainer’ scheme in 2012, and regularly tutors fitness instruction courses/workshops at the University, and externally for NGB’s.
In addition to the above, Marc manages the S&C Suite (staff and programming), schedules numerous work based placements for undergraduate to postgraduate students; delivers CPD to S&C coaches and fitness staff; offers strategic advice on S&C facility developments and advises on all aspects of S&C and fitness within the UW Senior Active Ageing Programme.
- TASS S&C lead
- EIS contact for S&C
- Tutor workshops for NGB’s
- Governor at ASPIRE Academy, Worcester
Project work includes: Invention of the Para Kettlebell Chair (PKC) currently being trialled and patented with Pullum Sports Ltd.