The Blues welcome Olympic weightlifting coach Dr. Adam Storey to the team as the new Sports Science Manager and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach under Jason Price.
Adam has a Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Science and Physiology from Auckland University and he is currently a Research Fellow at AUT University’s Sports Performance Research Institute. Since 2008, Adam has coached New Zealand weightlifting teams at key pinnacle events including the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Prior to coming on board with the Blues, Adam worked for High Performance Sport New Zealand as the Lead Strength and Conditioning Specialist for Athletics NZ. In this role he worked closely with Valerie Adams and supervised her strength and conditioning work in her come back from surgery over the past two years.
Adam is Hamilton-born and had some involvement with the Chiefs but also moved to Wellington where he lived for some years which lead to him naming his first born son after his favourite All Black Christian Cullen.
He has always wanted to work fulltime in the professional sporting environment for the Blues.
“Like all Kiwis I love rugby. But as a professional in the strength and conditioning field, I have always wanted to work fulltime in the rugby environment and for a professional sport.”
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with the Blues. The facilities, the staff and the approach here is fantastic and I am looking forward to working with the players when they begin officially next month.”