Dr Nicholas Gill

Dr Nicholas Gill

Strength & Conditioning Coach - All Blacks New Zealand Rugby | Associate Professor in Human Performance | Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance | University of Waikato

Website: www.nicgill.com

Instagram: nicgill_health_and_performance


I am a professional strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist.  I have been working in rugby for 17 years. For the last eleven years I have been the strength and conditioning coach for the New Zealand All Blacks, a period of international success for the team which has included more than 130 rugby test wins and the World Cup title in 2011 and 2015.

I continue to research many areas of human performance at the University of Waikato, constantly refining and evolving my philosophy for being fit and healthy and having the ‘winning edge’ in life and in competition.

I have used HIIT in my own training as well as with the athletes I work with.   The blend of HIIT with strength, power, and speed is vital for any athlete wanting to consistently perform on the world stage.


All Blacks S&C Coach 2008 – present

Associate Professor Human Performance
University of Waikato  2017 – present

Bike New Zealand
2014-2015:  Strength & Conditioning Coach for NZ Olympic Track Endurance Team (Mens & Women’s Team Pursuit)

Auckland University of Technology
2014 – 2017 Associate Professor, School of Sport and Recreation
2011 – 2014 Senior Research Fellow, School of Sport and Recreation
2007 – 2011 Research Fellow, School of Sport and Recreation

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
2001-2008 Senior Lecturer
2003-2006 Research Co-ordinator

New Zealand Rugby Union
All Blacks
2004-2005: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Junior All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby Union)
2005 – 2007:  Strength and Conditioning Coach

High Performance Unit
2005-2007:   Sport Scientist & Research Advisor

Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise
2004-2008: Chiefs Super 12/14 Strength and Conditioning Coach


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