Nick Poulos

Nick Poulos

Physical Performance Manager, GWS Giants Football Club


Nick is currently the Physical Performance Manager with the GWS Giants AFL Club. He is also currently consulting to the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A – League Football (Soccer) competition. He was previously the Head of Athletic Performance with the Australian Men’s 7s Rugby Union Squad between 2015 – 2018 where he was responsible for the preparation for 3 seasons of the International World Series as well as the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Prior to this, Nick performed the role of Physical Performance Manager with the Adelaide Crows AFL team where he had overseen the high-performance program for 4 years. Previously the Physical Performance coordinator with the Toyota Rugby Union team in Japan, Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union – NSW, the Tongan Rugby Union for the 2003 Rugby World Cub campaign, Nick was also employed in Qatar as the senior/lead strength and conditioning coach for athletics in ASPIRE, Qatar’s Academy for Sports Excellence for nearly 4 years and consults to several organisations within Australia & internationally.

Nick has been involved with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association for a number of years and is a Level 3 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach and Master Professional Coach within the ASCA Professional Coaching Structure. At the 2011 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Nick was the recipient of the ASCA’s Bruce Walsh award. Nick has both coordinated and presented at a number of ASCA Coach Accreditation courses in Australia and internationally.


Currently completing PhD at EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, PERTH
“A series of studies investigating the use of postactivation potentiation during complex training to enhance strength & power”

Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) • EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, PERTH, AUSTRALIA


Bachelor of Applied Science Sports Science (Sports Coaching) • UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

Professional Coaches Structure Master Level & Level III Strength & Conditioning Accreditation • AUSTRALIAN STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION


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