They began the company in Parkville at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, with the help of Director of Performance, Brett Robertson, who had extensive experience in creating and delivering high performance programs for a variety of athletes throughout all levels of development. This gave them a home base in July 2015 to start work towards their vision.
Our first client ever was a determined young basketball player named Trent Cousins, who trained alongside professional NBL player Lucas Walker. We started very slowly with a just a few clients in the first few weeks.
In August 2015, we started work at Caulfield Grammar School with the rowing squad. The rowing co-ordinator, Samuel Dutney, was a firm believer in Acceleration Melbourne and it’s training principles. Now we have high performance sessions running four mornings a week over two campuses.
We have compiled all of the testing results of all of the individuals, team and club sport athletes who have been associated with Acceleration Melbourne. Have a look at our Acceleration All-Time Greatest Record Board! You might just find your name or someone you know who has the record for one of our tests! You’ll see the results some people get are pretty impressive.
More importantly are the 1,000’s of young developing athletes that we have helped on a day to day basis and that we will continue to develop for many years to come through our training at various centres and through our distance programming.