STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM PROVIDED BY JACK MCLEAN
In 1980, the Knox Hawks were born in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs and began their journey playing within the ESCFA. By 1988 they achieved promotion to C grade, though a change of mascot from ‘Hawks’ to ‘Falcons’ was adopted two years prior at request of local council for alignment with place name. In 1989, opportunity arose for them to join the prestigious EDFL: ambition rewarded by unanimous decision from club officials who also changed team colours – brown & gold replaced by red with black sash into which success found roots when winning first senior premiership title in 1991.
Our Strength & Conditioning Coach managing the Knox fc program: Michael Gaudiano
I have always been an avid sport lover growing up in Country Victoria. I developed quite a high standard for myself from a young age, always wanting to compete and be the best I could be. I am big on not stagnating and taking on new experiences to become a more rounded individual.
I’m passionate about the idea that we have so much more control over our bodies than we think, and there is a direct ‘cause and effect’ for everything we do. Building connection with and empowering others is a big reason why I love what I do as a coach. A big part of this is explaining the ‘why’ behind the approach.
I value integrity above all else and try to show this in everything I do!
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (majors in S&C and Exercise Physiology)
- Personal Training at a studio gym
- Internship with Core Advantage
- S&C placement at football club
- Optimus Health Group Sports Trainer
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COACHING FOOTBALLERS?
Helping people develop a higher level understanding of their bodies and realising the control that they have.
WHICH MOVIE & oR BOOK HAS IMPACTED YOU?
Book: The subtle art of not giving a f*** – Covers a lot about mindset
Movie: Interesting one here — American Pyscho. Message that I took from it – To avoid huge repercussions, show personality and embrace our uniqueness.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND YOUR DAY OFF?
Morning: Ocean Swim (if possible), Coffee, walk, big brekky.
Evening: Walk, Netflix
FAVOURITE DESTINATION FOR A HOLIDAY AND WHY?
Sunshine Coast because it’s the best place to do everything I listed above that I’d do on my day off + more. My type of lifestyle and activities.