Adam Grainger

Adam Grainger - Head of Performance

Adam is in his fourteenth year in professional rugby, currently working as High Performance Manager at Sale Sharks, having previously worked for both Saracens and London Wasps (winning the Premiership in 2008). Northern Irish by birth, Adam left Belfast in 1999 to complete a year teaching in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, before embarking on five years study at Brunel University, where he obtained a BSc and Masters in Sports Science. Adam's main responsibilities at Sale Sharks include leading the physical preparation of the players and managing their training load. Within the training weeks players are regularly tested upon body fat, strength, speed and power. In addition Adam manages the internship programme at Sale Sharks and leads the club in innovative practices to keep the club at the forefront of high performance sports science support.

In July 2013 Adam began his PhD at Salford University, researching readiness to train in rugby union. Adam competes regularly at Ironman triathlon events across Europe and aims to qualify for the world age group ironman championships in the near future."

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