Josh Norrie

Josh joined Mount Kelly in September 2016 from Dinnaton Swimming Club where he worked as an Assistant swim coach and lead land training coach. Josh also worked at Sparkwell Primary School as a teaching assistant leading P.E across the school. In this time Josh worked with county, regional and national level swimmers both in the pool and in the gym; gaining an understanding and application for long term athletic development.

Prior to this Josh graduated from the University of St Mark and St John in Applied Sport Science and Coaching which included a module in advanced strength and conditioning. He also took on volunteer work at Plymouth Argyle Football Club working with the academy teams in a sport science and strength and conditioning capacity.

Josh has undertaking various roles since joining Mount Kelly having worked as Head of Prep Swimming for two seasons. Josh then worked closely alongside Emma for a season on the elite swimming squad coaching both on poolside and leading the strength and conditioning for the squad, working with national and international level swimmers. During this time, he has also worked for Swim England and was selected to coach the South West team at the ESSA Inter-Divisional Championships.

His keen interest for nurturing athletes long term development and discovery of athletic narratives for all has led to his current role as Head of Athletic Development, overseeing provision of strength and Conditioning for the whole foundation in a range of sports, with his specialities in swimming football and Tae-Kwon-do. His Philosophy is very much centred around “better people make better athletes” with a strong underpinning of evidence-based training, aiming to create a dopamine rich environment for all to thrive.

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