+44 (0) 7379 225 088info@mneliteperformance.co.ukSunderland College, Bede Campus, SR3 4AH

Martin Nugent

Martin Nugent - Head of Athletic Development

Martin Nugent – Head of Human Performance

One of the UK’s leading S&C coaches. PhD student under the guidance of industry expert John Kiely, researching how lower limb asymmetry effects acceleration within elite performance. 15 years experience working within professional sport, including National Governing Bodies such as the English Institute of Sport, Universities, Colleges and within the private sector. Martin enjoys walking his dogs on Northumberland’s beaches and searching for country pubs with open fires.


  • Accredited Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA
  • Certified Speed and Agility Coach with the National Sports Performance Association
  • EXOS Performance Specialist
  • AIF Sport and Exercise Science
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Doctorare Researcher

Previous Work

  • Lead S&C Coach for The RFL, Newcastle Thunder RL and Newcastle Eagles Basketball
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Gateshead College Academy for Sport
  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach with the RFL Regional Performance Squad (North East Thunder and England Combined Vs Australian Schoolboys)
  • England Rugby League Youth Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Worked with English, British and European Champion’s in Boxing
  • Worked within professional football; Premier League, Championship and International level
  • Other work includes but is not limited to; GB Judo, GB Swimming, British Weightlifting, GB gymnastics and the National Fire Service

Contact Martin

+44 (0) 7903 603 042