high performance coaching staff

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Jacob templeton

Director / Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jacob is the Founder and Director of JT Performance Centre and an Ambassador for Nike Adelaide. A long career as a high-level athlete has lead Jacob to a passion for Strength & Conditioning/High Performance, and a pursuit to create a High Performance Centre which is accessible to anyone, of any experience level.

Jacob has had exposure to many different high level programs locally, interstate and internationally. He has been involved/played in many Teams, Clubs and levels across both Basketball and Football, including a College Basketball Scholarship in America, multiple years in the SANFL for Central District, Woodville-West Torrens and the Adelaide Crows, interstate in the NEAFL for NT Thunder, Club Champion for Central District Basketball Club, multiple years in the Adelaide 36ers Academy, a preseason for the Adelaide 36ers, and training involvement with the Adelaide Crows (AFL).

Jacob has experience training a large quantity of individuals over his 11 years in the industry, from beginners to professional athletes in the AFL, A-League, WWE, NBL, Socceroos, Champions League, One Championship (MMA), SANFL, NBL1 and NCAA Collegiate System.

Current Roles

  • Adelaide Crows SANFL (Player)
  • NBL1 Men’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Central District Basketball Club

Previous Sports Team Involvements (Athlete)

  • Basketball Scholarship – North Iowa (United States)
  • Adelaide Crows (AFL)
  • Adelaide 36ers (NBL)
  • Central District Basketball Club (ABL)
  • Central District Football Club (SANFL)
  • Woodville West-Torrens Eagles Football Club (SANFL)
  • NT Thunder Football Club (NEAFL)

Tom Stevens

Strength & Conditioning Coach / Speed Development

Tom is an Athletic Performance Coach with coaching experience across different age groups and levels of competition. Tom is currently the High-Performance Manager of Glenelg Football Club and trains clients through TS Athletic. Prior to Glenelg, Tom was the Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Glenelg FC under 18’s and under 16’s as well as gaining experience through an internship with Port Adelaide Football Club. Along with experience Tom holds his Bachelor degree in Human Movement, Level 2 ASCA accreditation and is completing a Masters in High Performance Sport. Toms training philosophies are designed to enhance sport performance and injury prevention.

Current Roles

  • High Performance Manager Glenelg FC
  • TS Athletic Coach

Previous Roles

  • Internship Port Adelaide FC
  • Glenelg FC Under 18/16 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach SANFL Umpires

Matt evans

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Matt is an experienced Strength & Conditioning Coach who has been involved in many high-level programs and is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Adelaide Thunderbirds. Prior to his current role, he previously worked for 3 years as a Physical Performance Coach at Tennis SA, Port Adelaide Football Club and Saint Peters College in various athletic development roles. Matt holds his Bachelor degree in Human Movement, Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) and ASCA Level 2 Professional Coach Accreditation through the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association.

Current Role:

  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Adelaide Thunderbirds

Previous Roles:

  • Physical Performance Coach – Tennis SA
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach – Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Athletic Development Coach – Saint Peters College

Lachie Hinds

High Performance / Conditioning Co-ordinator

Lachie is an Athletic Performance Coach with experience across several industries, age demographics and levels of competition. He is currently the National Men’s Physical Preparation Coach for Beach Volleyball. Prior to that he held roles as the Human Performance Optimisation Program Manager and Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach for the RAAF at RAAF Base Edinburgh and Strength & Power Coordinator for AusCycling in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. He currently holds a level 2 Strength & Conditioning Accreditation through the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, and a Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning). Lachie’s coaching and program management is based on a holistic physical preparation approach, utilising where possible, a wider multi-disciplinary team, based on a model that reflects the demands of the sport or role.

Current Roles:

  • National Men’s Physical Preparation Coach – Beach Volleyball
  • High Performance Coordinator (SANFL) – Adelaide Crows Football Club 

Previous Roles:

  • Human Performance Optimisation Program Manager and Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach – RAAF (RAAF Base Edinburgh)
  • Strength & Power Coordinator (Track Cycling) – AusCycling
  • Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach (Judo) – Inspire Institute of Sport (Karnataka, India)
  • Athletic Development Coach – Henley High School
  • Physical Performance Manager and Strength & Conditioning Coach – Woodville West Torrens Football Club (SANFL)


Exercise Physiologist / Strength & Conditioning Coach

Anton is a dual accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist, finishing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of South Australia in 2018, and his Master of Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Charles Sturt University in 2022. Anton looks to combine the high performance aspects of Strength & Conditioning with the clinical and rehabilitation aspects of Exercise Physiology, to provide a unique and individualised service for everyone, no matter where they are in life. His clinical experience is vast and unique having worked with multiple pathologies including cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health.

He is also a keen Strength Coach having previously trained and competed in Powerlifting, and uses his experience in his coaching today. Anton’s chosen sport is Gridiron, having played for the Adelaide University Gridiron Club since 2015 and the SA Sharks Junior State Team in 2017. He looks to move towards Track & Field with 100m Sprinting, with speed development and sprint mechanics being his main passion.

Current Sports Team

  • Adelaide University Gridiron Club

Areas of Interest

  • Strength Development
  • Speed Development
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Injury Rehabilitation

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