Meet The Team

Tom Hooper

Managing Director

Bio: 

 

Tom started his coaching career in 2012 with a focus on sports-specific training methods. 


Having played competitive sports since the age of  7, Tom has been taught both locally and internationally by some of the top Rugby, Tennis and Athletics S&C coaches and now equipped with this knowledge educates athletes across a wide array of disciplines.  

Tom coaches with a scientific approach with the

core emphasis on corrective movement patterns, like Rob he works with athletes one-to-one developing physical performance, and offering online coaching to athletes.

Outside of work Tom enjoys the outdoors ie; cycling, hiking, reading, music, films and also likes to experience foods from around the world. 

Rob Nitman

 

Director / Coach

Bio: 

 

Rob started his Strength & Conditioning career in Professional Rugby Union working with Harlequins Rugby during the 2014/15 season. This was followed by a season in New Zealand with Northland Rugby in the ITM Cup and two seasons with Esher RFC in National One.


Since leaving the rugby pathway Rob has acted as Head of S&C at Eastbourne College and his current position at the University of Brighton.

Alongside all of this Rob started, managed, and acted as Head Coach for his own business Nitman Performance where he works with athletes one-to-one developing physical performance and offering online coaching to athletes around the world. 

Outside of work Rob enjoys pursuing his passions; training for his own athletic performance, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Matt Dickens

Performance Coach

Bio:

Matt has worked in professional sports for over 10 years.

 

He started his career in Premiership rugby for 4 years before working with Olympic and Commonwealth champion divers, as well as Team GB & Red Bull's top snow sport athletes.

 

He then moved to Andorra to lead the S&C for their National Ski Federation for 3 years. Nowadays Matt works with motorsport athletes in MotoGP and a World Champion Formula 1 driver, as well as several extreme sports athletes and MMA fighters.

 

Matt is an accredited coach with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, has an MSc in Strength & Conditioning from St Mary's University and takes a holistic approach to human performance.

 

Matt believes in making the most of life and practices what he preaches.

 

He loves to train in all areas of athleticism, from weightlifting to cycling. He's played rugby at a national level, trained & fought MMA for most of his life, recently completed his first triathlon and generally enjoys all forms of physical activity. To complement this he also believes in meditating regularly and eating a lot of great food.

Hannah Jackson

Performance Coach

Bio:

Hannah began her coaching career at 16, working her way up for the past 6 years and becoming the academy head coach at Lewes athletics club with a particular interest in the endurance group.

 

This naturally lead to a degree in sport science and furthermore a Masters degree in Applied Sport Physiology where she worked closely with elite ultra-marathon runners and aided studies on heat acclimation and cycling/running economy.

She has since applied her knowledge and scientific background to her own business and is able to take a hands-on approach with athletes and injury prevention utilising her Sports Massage Therapy qualification.

Outside of work, Hannah has enjoyed athletics and middle distance running since she was 9 years old, alongside this cycling, swimming, strength training and exploring different cultures.

Sean Street 

Performance Nutritionist

Bio:


Sean started his Performance Nutrition career working with Harlequins FC in the 2014/2015 season. This was followed by working with the Cornish Pirates in the Championship for a season.


Whilst studying for his MSc, Sean also worked for London Scottish FC and British Canoeing (sprint). 
Sean then went on to work alongside Rob Nitman as the Nutritionist and works as a consultant nutritionist for private clients, athletes, and various professional teams. 


He has done CPD with teams such as Team Wiggins (cycling) and NSW Waratahs (super rugby). 

Outside of work, Sean plays rugby in both 15’s and 7’s disciplines; training to improve his performance on the pitch.

Coaching experience: London Scottish FCBritish CanoeingCambridge United FC (Consultancy) Cornish Pirates RUFC

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