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Macquarie University AFL Club partner up with Athletes Authority for 2021


11 NOVEMBER 2020 — Macquarie University AFL Club (‘The Warriors’) are excited to announce a Strength & Conditioning partnership for 2021 and beyond with Athletes Authority 
Original Article can be found here. Reposted with permission from Macquarie University AFL Club  As part of the club’s drive to provide the best standard of physical care for their players and to enhance the standards of strength and conditioning, the Warriors have partnered with Athletes Authority as the club’s high performance and rehabilitation partner. Athlete’s Authority will provide a dedicated team that will take take their strength, power, speed and injury resilience closer toward an elite AFL standard. Athletes Authority have an extensive and deep knowledge of working with  athletes to get the best out of themselves and realise their sporting potential. They have trained 350+ professional athletes and 150+ athletes who have gone on to turn pro in their respective sports. Head of Performance Lachlan Wilmot said he is excited about the partnership:

“Anyone who knows me knows I live and breathe Australian Rules Football. I played it growing up, and I was honoured to work with the GWS Giants for 8 years as their strength and power coach. Now running Athletes Authority in the private sector, nothing thrills me more than helping grass roots football rise to a higher standard and help aspirational athletes access the expertise and services that pro sport has to offer. We couldn’t be more excited to see Mac Uni put their best boot forward in 2021 under the guidance of our team and training systems.” President Kristian Purdie was thrilled to welcome Athlete’s Authority on board.  “I am really excited to be able to partner with Athlete’s Authority. Speaking with Karl, Lachie and the team at AA, we immediately saw eye to eye about the values and goals we have for our athletes and we both can see the opportunity that we can seize as part of this partnership. As a club we have a duty of care to our players to make them as resilient as possible for the sport of Australian Football, as well as providing opportunities for those players who want to take their game to an elite level.” As part of the partnership, former Warrior and Athletes Authority team member Monique Le Mottee will take up the newly created role of Head of Performance at the Warriors while working full time at Athletes Authority as a strength and rehab coach.  The Warriors continue with week four of their preseason program this week for both men’s and women’s programs, but it’s never too late! The club is always open to players wishing to join the playing group and become a Warrior in 2021. For enquiries please go to the training and contacts section of our website, or reach out directly to the President Kristian Purdie at kristian.purdie@gmail.com.

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Monique Le Mottee

Athletic Physiotherapist & Rehab Coach

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Physiotherapy
  • Masters of Strength & Conditioning 

This may not be a PC thing to say, but when Lachlan and I met Mon, we were immediately in love. She got the role as an intern before she left the interview (which we never do).

We knew Mon would be an amazing fit from the get go — her passion for sports is infectious and she’s a dynamic young physiotherapist keen to combine her skills as a strength and conditioning coach. It’s the 1-2-3 combination we look for in our staff and any athletic facility can only dream of in a hire.

Since starting with us, we’ve had to put a pause on the amount of positive feedback we receive about her — it’s clogging my desk space.

You’ll see Mon on the gym floor, keeping our athletes tuned in the physio clinic and out on the pitch with the Mac Uni AFL team as their Head of Performance.

Justin Richardson

Athletic Physiotherapist & Rehab Coach

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Physiotherapy
  • Masters of Strength & Conditioning (undertaking) 

Justin has developed a passion for sports performance, finding his greatest interest in bridging the gap between traditional hands-on physiotherapy and the guidance and care required to get an athlete back to sport and performing at their best.

Having worked with the Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs, he has a deep understanding of the requirements to succeed at a high level of sport and is committed to providing you with the expertise to help you get back to doing what you love.

Alan Robinson

Lead Sports Physiotherapist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy

Alan is a titled APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist who has spent his whole career living and breathing sports rehabilitation.

His career as a physiotherapist has seen him work with the NSW Waratahs and the Sydney Blue Sox, managing injuries that range from the acute-stage to end-stage rehabilitation. His philosophy aims to address long term athletic development and bring high-performance rehabilitation to athletes.

His work has been in close proximity to rehabilitation coaches, strength & power coaches, head coaches and high-performance managers, making him an asset on your journey to rehabilitation and back to full health.

Tom Longworth

Sports Doctor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr Tom Longworth became a registrar of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians in 2016 and is currently in his 3rd year of specialist training. He completed his medical degree with the University of Newcastle in 2010 and has had 5 years of experience in Emergency and intensive care medicine across Australia since graduating.

He has a wide variety of experience working with elite sports people, currently assistant medical officer at The Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club, team doctor for the Sydney FC Youth League and Head Doctor of the World Champion Jillaroos (Australian Women’s Rugby League Team). Other sports coverage includes the Sydney 7s rugby union, Australian school boy rugby union, Bledisloe Cup and National Rowing regattas as well as voluntary work abroad with the Surfing Doctors’ Association.

Dr Longworth has recently completed his postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine through the University of Bath (UK). He has published research relating to stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis and is currently investigating concussion incidence in the NRL, as well as conducting a trial on shin splint management.

Tom currently sees our athletes out of his home base at Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre.

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Lachlan Wilmot

DIRECTOR OF COACHING & PERFORMANCE

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Honors in Rate of Force Development in Team Sport Athletes

Lachlan began his professional sports coaching career as the second ever employee at the GWS Giants in 2010-11 season prior to entering the AFL in 2012. Over 7 seasons, Lachlan grew a team of talented young men into back-to-back preliminary finals contenders. As the head of strength and power, his role was to turn teenagers into physically dominant men, developing their strength, power, speed and most importantly, their resistance to injury.

In 2018, Lachlan’s success afforded him the opportunity to shift codes, having been offered the role of High Performance Manager for the NRL’s Parramatta Eels.

In as little as one rebuild season, he had taken the wooden spooners of 2018 to the finals in 2019, where they inflicted the greatest defeat of the Brisbane Broncos in NRL history. By 2019, it was time for Lachlan to go ‘all-in’ on his other baby, Athletes Authority.

Now, Lachlan leads the performance program, designing the programs for all the athletes here. He works closely with the sports medicine team, just like he did in pro sport, to help athletes achieve more and reach new heights with their athletic careers.

Karl Goodman

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Karl began his career in coaching as a Personal Trainer back in 2007. After competing for NSW as a Baseballer, and then competing at an elite standard as a cyclist throughout university,  Karl received the opportunity to work with Gordon Rugby in the Shute Shield competition. From there, he found a way to marry his passion in sports and competition with coaching; selling his investment property to start Athletes Authority in early 2016.

Starting from humble beginnings, the facility vision was taken to another level when Lachlan and Karl partnered up in 2017 and Athletes Authority was incorporated. It was no longer just a gym training athletes; Athletes Authority was committed to becoming a brand athletes worldwide could rely on for quality coaching, advice and service.