Part of VU's Sport Performance and Business program, the Training group is focused on enhancing athletic performance through:

  • training-program design
  • applying training programs
  • monitoring the effectiveness of training programs.


Training research

We work closely with VU's Analytics and Technology group and Skill and Development group to offer collaborative research solutions. These are designed to solve problems relating to:

  • athlete training
  • performance-enhancing interventions
  • effective monitoring to improve training and training outcomes.

We have extensive expertise in designing training to enhance the performance of elite athletes. We specialise in several sports, including:

  • AFL
  • cycling
  • rowing
  • rugby
  • rugby league
  • soccer.


Research students

  • Alex Bauer
  • Anushka Bhargava
  • Terri Dentry
  • Alireza Esmaeili
  • Scott Graham
  • Kristal Hammond
  • Ana Holt
  • Ryan Hodder
  • Sam Howe
  • Jeremy Ieronimo
  • Damian Kovacevic
  • Brendan Lazarus
  • Michele Lo
  • Shane O’Riordan
  • Amber Rowell
  • Amy Wallis

Fabio Serpiello, one of our Training researchers, is Head of Academy Performance and Sport Science at Melbourne Victory FC.

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