Name: Josh Gabriel-Clarke
Date and place of birth: Cambridge, 29th November 1985
Role: Strength and Conditioning Coach
BA (Hons) Coaching & Sport Performance, St. Martin’s College
MSc Strength & Conditioning, University of Edinburgh
UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach
Scotland U18 26-21 win against England at Headingley
Leicestershire Foxes FL t20 2011 Championship
As Strength & Conditioning Coach for Leicestershire CCC, Josh oversees all fitness and performance parameters of the professional squad in addition to the physical development of the young and up-coming players at the club. Taking over in June 2011, Josh spent much of the first few months getting to know the squad in addition to adjusting to life in professional cricket and was part of the team during their FLT20 Championship earlier this year.
Arriving from Scottish Rugby, where he had worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for nearly 4 years – Josh has experienced working with a variety of athletes in different sports.Initially taking an interest in Strength & Conditioning during in his final year at University (St. Martin’s College), he gained experience as a Strength & Conditioning Intern in Rugby Union at English Premiership champions Sale Sharks.
Following the completion of his undergraduate degree, Josh pursued his passion for S&C by undertaking the MSc Strength & Conditioning course at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. During his time in Edinburgh, he was fortunate enough to learn from and work alongside some world-renowned S&C coaches.
Consequently, an opportunity to work for Scottish Rugby at Murrayfield presented itself, where he worked as an integral part of the National Academy S&C team, in addition to working with Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland national team and Scotland U20. In 2010, Josh started work with the National Age Grade Programme – responsible for the physical development of up-coming talent in Scottish Rugby, during which he assumed the role as Strength & Conditioning Coach of Scotland U18 for their successful 2010-2011 campaign.