Richard TurnbullExercise and Sports Physiologist



Degree / Qualifications

  • Masters in Sports Science
  • Bach (Hons) Biokinetics
  • Bach (Hons) Sports Science
  • Bach Physical Education
  • Primary Teachers Diploma
  • Certificate 4 Personal Trainer
  • Level 111 Australian Rugby Union Coach
  • Level 4 Athletics Coach


Sports Injury Management, Rehab and Corporate Health

  • 25 years experience as an exercise and sports physiologist.
  • Exercise Therapy – Cardiac, Musculo-Skeletal, Diabetes (Private, Workers Compensation, Medicare Enhanced Primary Care and Division of Veteran Affairs)
  • Providing Corporate Health to a number of companies such as Newcrest Mines (Cadia Valley Operations), Manildra Flour Mills (Manildra, Narrandera), TAFE Orange, Calvary Health Care Riverina Health (Pilot).


Strength and Conditioning and Coaching

  • Richard has coached rugby union teams to 8 first grade premiership wins in Australia
  • During 2016 Richard was inducted into the South African Athletics Coaches Hall of Fame

Previous appointments:

  • Head Coach: Southern Inland Rugby Union team 2014 and 2015 (Brumbies Provincial tournaments, NSW Country Week)
  • Head Coach: Brumbies Provincial Rugby Team 2014 & 2015
  • Athletics Coach: including Carly Salmon T35 spints 100/ 200m
  • Fitness trainer and conditioner (Biokineticist) for South African Rugby Springboks (1993),
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach (Biokineticist) Natal Sharks Rugby, 3 Curie Cup wins (1990, 1992, 1995),
  • South African Surfing Team (1992),
  • South African Polocrosse Team (1995).
  • Athletic Coach to many National and International Athletes. Amongst others:
    1. Mathews Temane: 21.1km world record 60:11 (1987)
    2. Mathews Temane: 1 mile world best altitude time 3:55.4 (1983)
    3. Willie Mtolo: 42.2km 2:08:15 (1986), New York Marathon winner (1992)
    4. Veronica Wallington : Australian Junior Mountain Road Race Champion (2007). 3rd Junior in World Mountain Road Race championships (2007). Australian schools cross-country champion (2008). Australian Junior Mountain Road Race Champion. (2008)
  • Rugby Coach: Orange Emus 1st grade coach 1999 to 2003. Won 4 consecutive premierships and 1 minor premiership.
  • Written and published a book on Rugby Fitness and Testing, contributed to other books and published many articles.


Membership of Professional Associations

  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Australia Rugby Union Coach
  • Athletics Australia


Professional and Personal Interests

  • Elite sports consulting.
  • Corporate Health
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Follows most sports and enjoys mountain walking


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