Shane Cahill is a retired professional rugby player and the education director for the fastest growing strength and conditioning education provider in Europe. Shane has played professional rugby for nearly a decade in the UK, the most recent club that he played for was London Welsh in the RFU Aviva Premiership. Before Shane embarked on life as a professional athlete he studied sports and fitness leisure management in Dublin, Ireland. Shane has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a professional athlete and a strength & conditioning coach. At 26 years of age, he started to consult for various strength & conditioning education bodies throughout Europe as a human performance specialist. At the latter end of his playing career, he joined forces with various professional athletes and coaches from a multitude of different disciplines to formulate what is known today as Athletic Performance Education Company (APEC).
Lee Eldridge is an accredited strength and conditioning coach from the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). He has over a decade of experience working with a number of elite individuals and team athletes.
Lee has both a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Human Performance. Lee has also completed a postgraduate certificate in strength and conditioning. He has worked with a number of individual and team athletes, including a world-ranked tennis player and a top amateur golfer. While working in the UK, Lee has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for London Welsh Rugby Club. In this role, he is a return-to-play specialist and the head of strength & conditioning. Adding to this role he has gained experience as a strength & conditioning coach at both Premiership Football Clubs (Fulham Football Club and Watford Football Club) and Rugby Union Club (London Wasps Rugby Club).
Lee is currently a performance coach at Hinsta Performance, as well as a tutor on APEC’s educational courses.
Lee has spent time at the IMG Performance Institute in Florida working with American football players, elite tennis players (Tennis, Naomi Cavaday) and golfers.
Mathew Banks started as a student at the University of the West of England, where in conjunction with his dissertation worked with Filton College’s Bristol Rugby Academy AASE side as a part-time intern. Upon graduating from UWE, Mathew was successful in acquiring a role at London Welsh Rugby Club as a full-time strength & conditioning coach for the 2013/14 season. During this season, London Welsh was promoted from the Greene King IPA Championship to the AVIA Premiership. After graduating university, Mathew then enrolled on a part-time MSc in strength & conditioning at St. Mary’s University in London.
After a successful year at London Welsh, Mathew was then appointed first-team strength & conditioning coach for the Premiership Campaign. During this time Mathew also took the opportunity to work with Challenge Tennis and Buckinghamshire County Tennis as a strength & conditioning coach working with ranked tennis players.
Currently, Mathew is the head strength & conditioning coach for Hartpury Rugby, where he is responsible for all the elite rugby athletes. Hartpury is recognised for its excellent rugby pedigree, with University, AASE and national league 1 teams all excelling. In conjunction with this role, Mathew works for Gloucester Rugby Club as a strength & conditioning coach.
Mathew has a keen interest in the development of strength and power in team sports athletes and using Olympic weightlifting and their derivatives in a team environment. Mathew currently delivers education content in the area of strength and power and delivers on the various workshop as a tutor for APEC.
Eamonn Hyland is an Athletic Performance Coach who has five seasons of elite level experience working in professional rugby in the UK
Upon completion of an MSc in Strength and Conditioning Eamonn moved to the UK to take up a role with Gloucester Rugby for three seasons, before moving to Worcester Warriors where he currently leads the Strength and Conditioning team.