NEXA Sport - The Athlete Life
#09 Scott McPhee

#09 Scott McPhee

May 30, 2020

In this episode host Daniel Kirk & fellow NEXA Coach Ben Haren talk with Scott McPhee OAM. Scott started cycling in 2006 with the South Australian Sports Institute talent search program and over time progressed to a full scholarship athlete. Scott competed at numerous state and national championships achieving podium finishes across track and road events. Scott spend two years racing Tandems as a pilot for South Australian Para-athlete Kieren Modra during which time they won two world titles in the 4km pursuit and a gold medal at the London Paralympic Games in 2012. Following this Scott raced for a Belgian team and lived in Europe until 2016 when he eventually made the decision to hang up bike, returning to study at university in Adelaide. Scott initially chose to study Law but has since transferred into Engineering.

 

I hope hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did, Scott is humble, personable and a source of wise advice for any athlete looking to succeed in their sport.

 

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#08 Industry Panel

#08 Industry Panel

May 1, 2020

In this episode host Daniel Kirk & fellow NEXA Coach Ben Haren talk with JT Performance Founder, Strength & Conditioning Coach Jacob Templeton and Australia Athletics Centre Director and Accredited Exercise Physiologist Miroslav "Miki" Trbovic.

This episode explores the current state of the High Performance Coaching (pre-COVID-19) as well as discussing the possibilities for the industry moving forward. By the end of this episode you will have a more informed understanding of what makes a high performance environment and team and why the detail is important.

 

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#07 Matt Denny

#07 Matt Denny

April 16, 2020

In this episode host Daniel Kirk talks with Olympic Discus Thrower Matt Denny.

Matt grew up in the country town of Allora Queensland. He represented his country in the discus at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at the age of of 20. More recently he won the 2019 Universiade in Naples Italy and came 6th at the 2019 World Athletic Championships in Doha. In the hammer he won the silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Matt's personal best in the discus is 65.47 metres set in Wellington, New Zealand in 2020. His personal best in the hammer is 74.88 metres set in Gold Coast in 2018.

Throughout this episode Matt generously shares a lot of detail regarding his planning and training along with some great insights into the mindset of an athletes life. If you are a thrower you'll appreciate this detail, however if you find yourself a bit overwhelmed make sure you skip to the second half of the podcast to learn more about the mindset of an elite athlete. You won't want to miss it!

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The Athlete Life - 06 - Kerryn Harrington

The Athlete Life - 06 - Kerryn Harrington

August 24, 2019

In this episode host Daniel Kirk talks with Carlton Football Club AFLW player Kerryn Harrington. Kerryn grew up in Bendigo Victoria playing basketball and represented Australia playing for the Gems in the U18 competition. She went on to spend time at the AIS and play in the WNBL for the Bendigo Spirit, Bulleen Boomers and Adelaide Lightning. In 2017 Kerryn was signed by the Carlton Football Club and has since carved out a successful AFLW career. Kerry also practices as a physiotherapist for the Wakefield Sports Clinic in Adelaide and for the Carlton Football Club Men's team.

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The Athlete Life - 05 - Steph Morton

The Athlete Life - 05 - Steph Morton

August 16, 2019

Host Daniel Kirk interviews Australia Track Cyclist Steph Morton. Steph began cycling competitively at the age of 15 finishing. In 2011 she finished 2nd in both the Keiren and Team Sprint at the Australian national titles. By 2012 Steph paired with vision impaired Australian Para Cyclist Felicity Johnson as her Tandem pilot, a successful partnership that led to them winning gold at the London Paralympics games in the 1km time trial tandem event.

Following her Tandem success, Steph returned to her able bodied events winning her first National title in 2013. She has since followed up with back to back podium finishes at both the Commonwealth Games and World Championships, as well as representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

In this episode Steph offers some great insight into developing an elite mindset as well as discussing how to build a welcoming and effective team culture that builds success.

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The Athlete Life - 04 - NEXA Coaches

The Athlete Life - 04 - NEXA Coaches

August 9, 2019
Host Daniel Kirk interviews his fellow NEXA Sport Co-founders Ben Haren and Todd Andrews to discuss what drives them as coaches, their coaching methodologies and why NEXA? In this episode you'll get to learn more about Dan, Ben and Todd along with what it's like to train as part of the NEXA family.
 
The Athlete Life - 03 - Vince Vanschoenbeek

The Athlete Life - 03 - Vince Vanschoenbeek

August 1, 2019
Host Daniel Kirk interviews Belgium National Assistant Lacross Coach Vince Vanschoenbeek. Vince born was born in Brussells, growing up with his Aunty/Uncle and cousins after losing his parent early in life. During his high school years he traveled to the US on an exchange program which is when he was introduced to Lacrosse.
 
On returning to Belgium he commenced studies in accounting finishing with a Msc in Financial management in the UK in 2011. After completing his studies in the UK Vince returned to Belgium again & started his own Lacrosse Club. Beginning in 2011 with just 3 players, the club now has over 70 members with a Senior mens team together with mens and womens youth teams.
 
Vince continued to work in the financial industry for a further 6 years, but by 2012 got feed up of the industry and decided to follow his passion by getting more involved with Lacrosse, taking over the role of President in the federation and assist Coach of the National Team.
 
Vince has recently completed studies as a Certified Life Coach and more recently as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. All of this to eventually try to become a better coach and help people around get the most out of their life.
 
 
 
The Athlete Life - 02 - Liam Reddy

The Athlete Life - 02 - Liam Reddy

July 25, 2019

Host Daniel Kirk interviews father of 3 and Perth Glory Goalkeepr Liam Reddy. Reddy represented both Parramatta Power and Sydney United in the old NSL before joining Newcastle Jets upon the advent of the Hyundai A-League.

Stints at Brisbane Roar, Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC followed before he opted to try his luck overseas by joining leading Iranian side, Esteghlal.

The Sydney sider returned to Australia in 2013 and following spells with both Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers, he joined Glory ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

Now 37, Reddy has more than 260 Hyundai A-League appearances to his name & has just this year signed a new 2 year contract extension. Join us to hear Reddy share the many challenges he has overcome throughout his career and how he has managed to achieved such extraordinary longevity in his sport.

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The Athlete Life - 01 - Jess Trengove

The Athlete Life - 01 - Jess Trengove

July 17, 2019

Host Daniel Kirk interviews Australian marathon runner and dual Commonwealth Games medalist Jess Trengove. Jess is not only a successful athlete but is also a practicing physiotherapist and soon to be mother.

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