Frans van der Merwe
What do you love about your job?
What is your experience in the industry?
I have 10+ years of experience in the industry as a strength and conditioner/trainer, ranging from “youth athletic development” to working with Paralympic athletes. As part of this, I have worked as the head strength and conditioner for semi-professional football, basketball, and field hockey teams nationally and internationally.
What are your industry affiliations?
What are your qualifications and educational background?
- Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
What are your areas of expertise/research?
I am the lead of strength and conditioning in the degree and postgraduate programs, and I also teach in the musculoskeletal exercise rehabilitation stream. I am currently researching the running demands of field-based invasion sports.
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
Outside of work, I am also a boarding housemaster and the head of strength and conditioning for field hockey. In my spare time, I love reading and spending time with family.