Locker 27 was born over 30 years ago. It is a culmination of experience and lessons from the sporting world both positive and negative that have shaped the philosophy and services received at the “Locker”.
The name Locker 27 comes from my first ever locker at school. I have very fond memories of these early stages of my sporting development. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who ignited my passion for all aspects of sport and exercise. At Locker 27 we want to be part of that ignition process.
matt church ascc – director
Matt is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with 9 years experience as a practitioner. Having finished his Pro-cricket career it was time to focus on a second career. After a Charity event which found Matt walking, cycling and rowing from Edinburgh to Tangiers it was time to embark on what he feels is his true vocation. Matt was given the opportunity to work with Surrey County Cricket Club for 5 years. Having finished at Surrey Matt has worked with the ECB Young Lions in Pretoria and was a consultant for Cricket Ireland in the lead up to the World Cup in 2011. Matt has also worked for the Altitude Centre as part of their team developing programmes for different events at Altitude.
Matt is passionate about being a Strength and Conditioning Coach and what can be offered to individuals and teams by this profession. “You are a Coach, a mentor, a scientist and an innovator all in the space of a few minutes”
steven rudkin bsc hons – director
Steven is a Sport and Exercise Scientist with 5 years applied experience in professional sport. He is an accredited Sports Performance Analyst and has worked around the world to provide performance data and video feedback for athletes, coaches and television broadcasts. Along with working in the applied field, he has published and reviewed a number of journal articles on movement analysis within sport
At Locker 27 Steven aims to provide a professional testing and analysis service to clients, and to develop the application of sports science across all levels to both individuals and teams.
phil scott msc, bsc hons ascc
Phil Graduated in Sports Science from Swansea University in 2008 and then started his career in strength and conditioning with schools and professional cricketers. In 2009, he went on to complete a MSc. in Strength and Conditioning where he continued to work with athletes of an elite standard.
Phil followed this with carrying out work and research (MPhil) in Wales with professional rugby and cricket teams involving monitoring their responses to matches and implementing recovery strategies.
Phil is on a sabbatical from Locker 27 and is currently Head S & C for Lancashire County Cricket Club.
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Toby is an Undergraduate Strength and Conditioning Science student, studying at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, with the goal of pursuing a successful career within a strength and conditioning environment. He has six years gym experience working within the sports and leisure industry and is a qualified personal trainer. With the help of Locker 27 he is currently working towards achieving his UKSCA Accreditation.
His love of sport comes from his passion for Rugby. He is a current player at Esher RFC and has played county representative rugby for Surrey, who he got the honour to play for at Twickenham stadium in the County shield final at the end of the 2010/11 season.
Toby is avaliable for one-to-one training and group PT sessions.
James is a Level 3 Advanced NASM Personal Trainer with a Diploma in sports and exercise science. His real goal is to excel in the strength and conditioning field. James has 8 years experience in the sports and leisure industry and in that time he has gone from working at David Lloyd leisure to running his own successful Personal Training company called Blueprint Physique. James is also currently working towards his UKSCA accreditation with the help of Locker 27.
Sport has been the main focus in James’ life from a young age and didn’t see his career going anywhere else but in the sporting industry due to his love for taking part any many sports. Rugby was James’ main sport while growing up, attending clubs such as Dorking RFC, Cobham RFC, Harlequins Academy and Esher RFC.
His Interests lie within any sporting activity and will rise to any challenge put in front of him.
James is avaliable for one-to-one training and group PT sessions.
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Alex is a full time personal trainer and has worked in the sporting and fitness industry for the last 7 years. Currently on a scholarship at St Mary’s university studying strength and conditioning sciences, Alex has completed all the UKSCA courses and is working towards attaining his accreditation with the help of Locker 27.
As well as his coaching role at Locker 27 Alex has previously assisted with the strength and conditioning for the Chelsea Ladies FC first team and the in-touch cricket academy. Alex has always been involved with a wide variety of sports and has previously played rugby union for Esher Academy and Surrey and rugby league for London Broncos U18′s.
Achieving a black belt through the combat academy in Japanese Ju Jitsu and kickboxing Alex has trained in China and Thailand and continues to train in Muay Thai kickboxing, teaching people on a one to one basis.
Alex runs his own personal training business ‘Mind2Motion Training’ and is available for personal training sessions.
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Locker 27 would not be here without certain people who have had that profound influence on my life and where it is going. Whether parent, teacher, mentor, advisor or friend, thank you. Some of you I have not met. This list is endless and will grow. Some people will not thank me for mentioning them so I won’t. Here goes: Family Church, O’Donoghue, Ryan, Graham Scott (and family), Andy P, Carly, Steve Nance, Vern Gambetta, Kelvin Giles, The Russian’s, Siff, Taggy, AJS, Shawsy, Chad, Ginger Barry, Andy Brimson, Walter Mould, Tweets, Muggers, Court, H, Tommo, Geordie, Jacko, JC, Rudders, Jonny Hockey, Mickey B, Elko, Ligois from the Essentially Group, the The Altitude Centre, Nigel Stockill, Simon Shepard and Optima Life etc