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Angela CalderAngela Calder
Recovery Coordinator and Performance Consultant
BA, MA(Hons), BApp.Sci(Sports Coaching)

Since the late 1980's Angie has provided recovery advice and resources for AIS coaches and athletes and for the Sport Education department of the ASC. Externally Angie has also been a recovery adviser and consultant to many Olympic and professional sports and clubs throughout the country. These include Athletics Australia, Tennis (Davis and Federation Cup squads), Cricket (national men's and women's teams), Cycling, Baseball, Swimming, AFL (Carlton, Essendon, Hawthorne, Sydney, and Geelong), Rugby Union (ACT Brumbies, Wallabies, New Zealand All Blacks, NZ Rugby Academy, Leicester, Cardiff, and Welsh teams), and Rugby League (Brisbane, Canberra, West Tigers, North Sydney, Cronulla, and Parramatta), Squash, Hockey, Motorsports, Rowing, Sailing, Skiing, Netball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, and many other sports.

Angela has been invited on four occasions to present at the International Coaching School in Victoria, Canada. She has also been a guest presenter or keynote at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the Welsh Institute of Sport, and for the New Zealand Sport Medicine, Sport Science and Coaching Conference. In addition she has presented at dozens of coaching and sports medicine conferences and courses throughout Australia over the last 10 years. Her publications have focused on educational resources and articles for coaching journals, sports medicine, and sports magazines. Her research interests are concerned with identifying fatigue in performance, the use of hydrotherapies to reduce fatigue, and planning the integration of recovery strategies into training and competition situations.

Mark SayersDr Mark Sayers
Applied Sports Scientist
(B.App.Sci., M.App.Sci., PhD)

Mark has a strong interest in the biomechanics of team games (especially football codes) and the development of functional speed and power through sports specific training programs. Mark has extensive experience as a sports biomechanist and has consulted for several national and international sporting bodies. Currently, Mark is consultant biomechanist for the Australian Rugby Union team (the Wallabies) and ACT Brumbies rugby team. Previously, he has been a consultant biomechanist for a number of Australian and New Zealand Super 12 rugby sides and was the biomechanist and specialist skills coach for the New Zealand All Blacks during the 2000-2001 international seasons. Since 1997 Mark has undertaken biomechanical screening (functional assessment) and impact training for several Australian Rules (AFL) clubs (including Geelong, Port Power and Essendon) and Rugby League (NRL) teams (including Brisbane Broncos, West Tigers and South Sydney). Mark has also conducted biomechanical screenings for the Matildas (Australian Women's Olympic Soccer team - 2000) and AIS soccer squads (1998-2001) and the AIS Rugby League program (2002).

His experience in applied biomechanics has also seen him present at numerous coaching, sports science and physiotherapy seminars both nationally and internationally. Mark has presented at coaching and scientific conferences and workshops in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, the UK and the Philippines.


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