KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MONDAY 8th JULY

DOES IT MATTER WHAT A CRICKETER EATS?
PETER BRUKNER

Peter Brukner OAM is a specialist sports and exercise physician whose most recent position has been Australian cricket team doctor from 2012-17. Peter is the founding partner of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Professor of Sports Medicine at LaTrobe University. A founding Executive Member of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, he served two terms as President and played a key role in establishing sports medicine as a medical specialty in Australia. Peter is the co-author of the widely used text book Clinical Sports Medicine and has been team physician for professional football clubs as well as national athletics, swimming, soccer and men’s hockey teams including Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Peter was the Socceroos Team Doctor at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and subsequently became Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club. He is the co-founder of the public health campaign SugarByHalf and is committed to the challenge of improving the nation’s health with improved diet and increased physical activity. His most recent book A Fat Lot of Good was published in May 2018.

TUESDAY 9th JULY

GETTING THE BEST FROM OUR QUICKS
KEVIN SHINE & PAUL FELTON

Kevin Shine is the Lead National Fast Bowling Coach for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Prior to his coaching career, he played first class cricket representing Hampshire, Middlesex and Somerset.  After retiring,  Kevin completed the ECB Level 4 coaching course and in 2001 was appointed as Somerset’s Head Coach, winning the One-Day trophy in his first season.  In 2006, he was appointed to his current role as National Fast Bowling Coach based at Loughborough’s National Cricket Performance Centre. In this role, Kevin oversees every aspect of the elite fast bowling pathway including technical coaching, scouting, player development, coach education and talent identification. He has also built a strong partnership with Loughborough University supporting research into both the performance and injury aspects of fast bowling. 

Paul Felton is a Research Associate in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University.  His main research interest is to use computer simulation models to aid coaching by highlighting the limiting factors on individual performance.  Paul is also an integral part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Elite Fast Bowling Programme as a consultant Biomechanist, and an accredited member of the International Cricket Council’s Suspect Bowling Action testing team.  His doctoral research, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board, investigating the individual factors which limit fast bowling performance is world leading and has been internationally recognised, winning the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports’ New Investigator Award in 2017. More recently, Paul has been the lead tutor for Biomechanics on the ECB’s coach education programme and embarked on a collaboration with the English Institute of Sport, investigating the factors which limit performance in Paralympic athletes using sprinting or jumping prostheses.