+44 (0) 7518 840 796info@mneliteperformance.co.ukSunderland College, Bede Campus, SR3 4AH

Martin Nugent (he/him)

Martin Nugent – Head of Strength & Conditioning

Martin pioneered the first ever S&C academy in the college system in the UK. He is one of the UK’s leading S&C coaches known for his innovation, passion and making athletes faster. Martin is a part time Doctorate student, under the guidance of industry expert John Kiely; researching how lower limb asymmetry effects speed and acceleration within elite performance. Martin has over 17 years of employment 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. He still plays Sunday football at the tender age of 37, and has grew up playing football for the likes of Newcastle and clubs within the Northern League.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Accredited Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA
  • Doctorate Researcher
  • Qualified Sport Science Lecturer with experience lecturing for Colleges, Universities and National bodies such as England Rugby League
  • Certified Speed and Agility Coach with the National Sports Performance Association
  • EXOS Performance Specialist
  • AIF Sport and Exercise Science
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

Previous Work

  • England Rugby League Youth Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Lead S&C Coach for The Rugby Football League, Newcastle Thunder RL
  • Head Coach at 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)
  • Professional boxing including English, British and European champions
  • Worked within professional football; Premier League, Championship and International level
  • Consultancy for Rugby Football Union
  • Provided lectures for RFU, RFL, England Football Colleges association, National Fire Service, college programmes
  • Other work includes but is not limited to; GB Judo, GB Swimming, British Weightlifting, England Golf and GB gymnastics

Contact Martin

+44 (0) 7903 603 042