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Performance

Charlotte Hale

High Performance Manager (Sport) - Scholarships, Lifestyle and Support Services

Charlotte oversees the management of the Sport Scholarship and High Performance Programmes at the University. Charlotte works closely with our key partners, service providers and the Directors and Coaches of the university's focus sports to develop and deliver the High Performance Programme. Charlotte has specific responsibility for the high performance aspects of Hockey, Netball, Sailing, Cricket and Lacrosse. She is also the strategic lead for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at the University.

Charlotte graduated from the University of Exeter in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, before obtaining an MSc in Sport Psychology in 2004. Charlotte spent several years working in applied mental health and research roles alongside playing and coaching netball at a representative level.

Charlotte leads on the recruitment, academic liaison, scholarship and lifestyle aspects of our programmes. She holds a particular interest in the wellbeing and lifestyle management of elite sportsmen and women, and in particular the dual-career demands and employability of the student-athlete. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) and is a registered practitioner on the Register of Personal Development Practitioners in Sport (RPDPS).

An Ex-Welsh international netballer, Charlotte coached Exeter Netball Club senior 1st team at regional level alongside the university high performance Netball squad between 2007 and 2015. Charlotte has also worked as an apprentice Coach for Team Bath’s NTL squad, English Universities Assistant Coach/Team Manager and was the head talent scout for England Netball within Devon until 2015. She now provides mentoring for aspiring student-coaches and in particular our university coaching scholars. 

Email: c.r.hale@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722294

Nicky Savill

Sports Services Manager

A former University of Exeter Sports Scholar with a 1st class degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Nicky joined the performance team in 2014. A keen netballer, she has captained the University 1st team, competed at regional level and is a qualified Level 2 coach. She currently coaches the University of Exeter Netball Club 2nd team who will compete in Western 1A next year.

As High Performance Coordinator Nicky leads in the organisation of support services for athletes on the University’s High Performance Programme and also coordinates the core services for TASS athletes as the TASS Athlete Coordinator. These services include physio triage, video analysis, sports science support and employability workshops. She also offers lifestyle mentoring to both Sports Scholars and TASS athletes.

Email: n.a.savill@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722449

Lee Kirk

Performance Coach (Strength & Conditioning)

Lee joined the University of Exeter having previously worked with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. He worked with the club's senior players while also running the highly successful Exeter Chiefs Ivybridge Academy. Prior to working within Strength and Conditioning, Lee worked with numerous sports as a personal trainer and fitness consultant for over 8 years. Lee has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Gloucestershire in Strength and Conditioning, where he studied under Dr Rhodri Lloyd. He is also an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) with the UKSCA, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA.

"Our primary role as Strength and Conditioning Coaches is to reduce injury prevalence, and improve physical performance. This involves improving numerous qualities from strength and power, to movement quality and efficiency. We also have to make sure our athletes are of the required level of fitness to compete. The high performance programme here at Exeter will rival that of many professional clubs. We may be an educational establishment, but we expect nothing short of excellence. We treat our athletes as professionals and they are expected to act that way. In return they get four coaches with a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a facility well equipped to achieve everything required of them. The ADC is a fantastic facility and is always progressing, and moving forward. The facilities we have are already of a high standard and they will only get better. As coaches, having this facility allows us to give an extremely high level of service within the High Performance programme."

Email: L.Kirk@exeter.ac.uk

PJ Dundass

Sports Science Support Officer

PJ (Patrick John) has worked in a number of high performance environments around the world. This includes assisting athletes in the USA in the NFL, NHL, NBA and NCAA in Phoenix, Arizona to Columbus, Ohio assisting with the physical preparation of weightlifters, MMA athletes in the UFC and university athletes at The Ohio State University.

PJ initially joined Exeter as an MSc Sport and Health Sciences Student. As a student PJ completed a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) work placement with the Performance team before gaining a GBP position upon graduation. Passionate about S&C, PJ enjoys the opportunity it provides to physically develop individual athletes as well as the chance to work with squads. Currently he is leading on the netball and men's hockey programmes and also delivers to Team Bath Netball hub and Academy and is the S&C coach for Western Storm (Women's Cricket Super League).

Email: P.Dundass@exeter.ac.uk