Doug Rathbone

While completing his studies, Douglas worked under head strength and conditioning coach at the Titans cricket franchise Diederick Kruger, before completing an internship at the Institute for Sport Research based in Pretoria at the High Performance Centre. With an Honours degree in HMS (Sport Science) and a research thesis on the National rowers looking into training loads and recovery-stress profiles completed, he now works as a sport scientist and athletic development coach at the Institute for Sport Research. Douglas is the athletic development coach for the SAFA Girls National Soccer Academy based at the High Performance Centre where he is responsible for their daily training, injury prevention and performance testing.

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