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David Slater

5 February 2015

Dave has been with Elite since 2012, having completed both a Bachelor of Coaching Science and post-graduate Masters of Exercise Physiology at the University of Canberra. He has experience writing, coordinating and monitoring various rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal, cardio-pulmonary and metabolic conditions. He has extensively developed and implemented a variety of rehabilitation programs to recondition both athletes and members of the general public from injury back to their chosen professions and activities. David was previously the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Russian Rugby Union Team since 2016 - 2018 and Royals Rugby Union Club since 2010 - 2019. David is the current Speed and Agility coach for the Canberra Raiders NRL since 2018. In addition to his Exercise Physiology qualification, David is also an ASCA-accredited Athletic Performance Coach, and proudly includes GWS AFL Academy and Elite Rugby players amongst the athletes he has managed within his high performance group. He also prepared former Australian Heavyweight Boxing titleholder Ben 'The Guvnor' Edwards to his title in 2015. Prior to starting at Elite, David previously undertook an Athletic Performance internship at the Brumbies Super Rugby Franchise. David is also a registered NDIS provider.