Mick Stephen, Head of Athletic Performance

Mick Stephen has already done an exceptional job to prepare the Giltinis for their debut season. Last year and into 2021, he co-ordinated fitness and strength programs for players in multiple countries while COVID-19 was keeping the new squad apart.

It was a great sign of the professionalism and skill he developed for three years at the NSW Waratahs where he ran Strength and Conditioning in 2019 and was Head of Athletic Performance for their Academy in 2018 and 2020.

He’s a performance coach on the rise and ran training camps for the Australian Under-20s last year before the COVID-19 disruptions cancelled the World U20 Championships in Italy.

He built a strong relationship with Giltinis head coach Darren Coleman when they worked together at the NSW Country Eagles (2015-18) in Australia’s second-tier National Rugby Championship.

Stephen gained his grounding at Australia’s Randwick Rugby Club (2014-17) where he rose to High-Performance Manager.

Position Head of Athletic Performance
Age 29
Hometown Armidale, Australia
Professional Clubs NSW Waratahs
International Teams Australlia Under 20s