Adam is in his second year with Sale Sharks and works within the high performance team as the head of the sports science department. This is Adam's ninth season working in Premiership rugby, 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.
Having worked with both Steve Diamond and Nigel Ashley-Jones previously at Saracens, it was an easy decision to move his family to Sale Sharks and take on a new challenge.
Adam's main responsibilities include the physical preparation of the players and managing their training load. Sale Sharks players will be monitored by Adam regards well-being, hydration, training volume, recovery and optimal performance. Sharks players are regularly tested upon body fat, strength, speed and power by the high performance team.
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.