Michael Turner – Master in Charge of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning Coach - St Andrew's College

Michael Turner – Master in Charge of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Michael Turner – Master in Charge of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Michael Turner is our interim Master in Charge of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning coach, and a key member of the Medical and Performance team. A trained Biokineticist, Michael also runs his own private practice.

As a former 400m track athlete and vice-captain of the St Andrew’s College 1st team athletics in 2016, Michael brings extensive knowledge in high performance, explosive/power-related training, and sprint training. Since the beginning of the year, he has been working with the College Athletics club, preparing athletes for local, regional, and provincial trials. His commitment ensures that College athletics remains competitive and develops well-rounded athletes.

In his role as a strength and conditioning coach, Michael focuses on helping all students reach their full potential in their chosen sports. This involves performance testing, data monitoring, and meticulous program planning and execution.

Additionally, as a Biokineticist, Michael leads our “return to play” programs, overseeing final phase rehabilitation and assessments to ensure student-athletes can safely return to competition after an injury. He also serves as a field-side medical team member and match-day medic for St Andrew’s College.

An Old Andrean (Mullins, 2016), Michael graduated from Nelson Mandela University in 2022. He attended the Sharks Academy in 2017, where his own injury inspired him to pursue a passion for rehabilitating high-performance athletes. Last year, he established his practice, Michael Turner Biokineticist, and is currently studying for a Master’s in Human Movement Science at Nelson Mandela University, focusing on strength and conditioning and optimizing rugby players’ visual and auditory skills.

Michael enjoys working with student-athletes across all sports, utilizing his roles as MIC of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning coach, and in-house Biokineticist at St Andrew’s College. Reflecting on his position, Michael stated, “I am honoured to be part of the Sports Department and to be back at College. We aim to produce robust, injury-free, all-round players for coaches’ selection to ensure College remains competitive across all sports the school offers.”