Elite High Performance Manager
Cordy joins the GC SUNS after eight seasons as High Performance Manager with AFL clubs the Western Bulldogs and Carlton. Prior to this Cordy held the position of Physical Performance Manager at Cricket Australia (2005 - 2007) and held the same post at the Western Bulldogs from 2004 to 2005.
Strength and Speed Coach
For the 2015/16 season, Zane will be designing and implementing the strength and speed programs. His overall objective for this year is to improve the player’s on-field physical performances, in particular their strength/power capabilities.
Zane has previously spent 5 years working at the Melbourne Rebels as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and also had a 2-year stint working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Collingwood’s V.F.L side.
Travis is a performance dietitian who assists athletes to achieve optimum body composition and develop nutrition strategies to perform at their best. He is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and holds Masters degrees in Nutrition, Dietetics and Strength & Conditioning.
This understanding of both nutrition and exercise allows Travis to develop specific nutrition programs that will maximise your bodies adaptations to training.
Travis is currently the sports dietitian at the GC SUNS and has previously worked with the Melbourne Storm. He is always looking for new ways to improve health and performance and seeks to dispel many of the common misconceptions about food and nutrition today.
Travis wants to help you use food to improve your health and life and get the best out of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Callum Koch is the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the GC SUNS. With the club since 2012, Callum has worked closely in the fields of athletic development, rehabilitation and sports science.
Having also completed a Master’s degree in High Performance Sport, he utilises evidence-based practices in order to help elite athletes achieve their goals.
Callum’s Health Wealth training sessions will focus toward running, boxing and football skills.
Fergus O’Connor studied a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) through Victoria University, Melbourne and was lucky enough to gain an internship within an AFL club, that then lead to full time employment whilst completing his Honours year of study.
At the beginning of the 2016 pre-season Fergus made the move up to the Gold Coast to take the position of Sports Science Manager. At the GC SUNS Fergus’ main responsibilities lie within athlete monitoring.
Here at the GC SUNS we take a holistic approach to athlete monitoring, combining internal, external and subjective measures to ensure the athlete is in peak condition.
Another important part of his role at the GC SUNS is as the cycling coach, in this role he combine’s his personal passion for cycling with prescribing, planning and conducting cycling cross-training sessions with the playing group.
When not at work Fergus is more than likely to be out on the bike exploring the Gold Coast hinterland in search of hills to climb!
Allied Health Manager
Stephanie Kanaris Graduated from RMIT University in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). In her final year at RMIT she gained a Myotherapy Internship at the Carlton Football Club, which lead to employment by the club at the end of 2009 and then elevated to Full-time Myotherapist in 2011 through to the end of the 2014 AFL season.
In 2014 Stephanie completed a Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Series, which allows her to broaden her knowledge and patient management through the form of not just Myotherapy treatment, but rehabilitation based pilates exercises. Relocating from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in November 2015, where she now holds the position of “Allied Health Manager” for the GC Suns.
Steph’s duties include managing the Myotherapy and Massage department, where she manages a part-time Myotherapist and 9 massage staff. In 2016 the Club will be setting up a Pilates studio which is an exciting element to be able to add to the training program.