Meet The  Team

Lindsey Parry - Head Coach

Coach. Consultant. Speaker.

With a passion for high performance sport – Lindsey Parry is one of South Africa’s most widely recognised coaches.

Having led a team to the London, Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games as well as the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and the Gold Coast, and coached both triathletes and runners onto podiums of some of the world’s most illustrious races, Lindsey has a unique ability to understand what it takes to succeed at any level and thrives on coaching, motivating and inspiring others to do the same – whether it’s on the track, on stage or behind a mic.

Lindsey’s 1-on-1 coaching services are massively in demand and he only takes on new coaching clients when a space opens up on his coaching roster from within the Coach Parry Online Training Club.

Lindsey Parry

Shona Hendricks - Head of The Female Athlete Programme and Strength & Conditioning

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Shona is the former Head of Sport Science at the High-Performance Centre, University of Pretoria. She returned from Madrid, Spain, in 2013 where she completed her MBA in Sport Management with Universidad Europea de Madrid (Real Madrid FC). She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Sport Science (MSc Med Sport Science) and she has also completed the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) course.

Shona began her career at the Institute for Sports Research at the High-Performance Centre during her honours degree in Sport Science in 2007, where she was the lead strength and conditioning specialist for the SAFA Girls/ Basetsana U20/U17 National Ladies Football Academy. She has worked in all national levels of Women’s Football from u17, U20 and Senior National Team (Banyana Banyana). And has also worked with PSL teams such as Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns on a consultation basis.

Shona’s current work and interest lies in endurance sport (running/triathlon) conditioning and sport science working with elite ultra-endurance athletes such as Caroline Wostmann (2015 Comrades & 2Oceans winner).

 

Aside from football strength & conditioning, Shona’s other passion and expertise lies in endurance sport (running/triathlon) as well as Women in Sport. She has competed in 4 Half IronMan distance events and three 2Oceans Ultramarathons herself. She has also worked with other elite female athletes such as London 2012 bronze medallist in canoeing, Bridgitte Hartley.

Devlin Eyden - Running, Cycling and Strength & Conditioning Coach

Devlin Eyden has a passion for seeing his athletes grow and excel. From novice runners or cyclists across all disciplines to elite mountain bikers representing South Africa at World Championships.

In addition to helping you ride faster, for longer, Devlin also has the personal touch when it comes to your bike setup, aiming at improving the overall rider experience.

With his background as a Sport Scientist as well as a Strength & Conditioning specialist, performance is Devlin’s main priority, be it in the gym, the lab or out on the road or trails.

Being a keen runner & cyclist and having completed the Cape Epic among others, Devlin has first hand experience in what it take to reach your goals.

If you’re looking for a once-off training program or ongoing, high touch support Devlin has you covered.

Devlin Eyden

Markus van Niekerk - Running & Triathlon Coach

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Markus van Niekerk the athlete has qualified for ITU World Olympic Distance, ITU Long Distance and 70.3 World Champs. A sub 10hr Ironman Finisher and top 10 finish at ITU World Long Distance champs count as his highlights.

He regularly finishes on the podium at local races across all the Triathlon disciplines and understand well what it takes to achieve his goals working around a 9-5 job and raising a young Family

As a coach Markus has assisted multiple athletes qualify for 70.3 World Champs, ITU Olympic Distance World Champs and Xterra World Champs.

Lindsey has been coaching and mentoring Markus for the past 5 years and I felt the time was right to use Markus within the coach Parry Brand as he carries through the same philosophies that have helped me achieve the successes I have.

Nicki de Villiers - Sports Nutrition

Nicki graduated as dietitian at the University of Pretoria and completed a postgraduate diploma through the International Olympic Committee and a master’s degree in dietetics.

She has been working in the field of dietetics for around 20 years and have been concentrating on sports nutrition for the last 14 years and started working at High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria around 10 years ago.

Nicki completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition and a master’s degree in dietetics and also currently works as a private consulting dietitian at her own practice in Hatfield.

Nicki consults for various PSL teams, professional rugby teams, the Comrades Marathon Association and individual athletes at all levels.

Nicki is also a part-time lecturer in sports nutrition for students studying sports science, biokinetics, sports medicine and dietetics at the University of Pretoria. Her passion is working with athletes to guide them to optimal nutrition to support training in achieving their ultimate goal!

Markus van Niekerk

Kelly Muller - Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Kelly is a qualified physical therapist & rehab specialist with more than 5 years of experience.

She has a masters degree and is currently completing her PhD; looking at how Covid affects athletes and their return to training and performance.

An avid athlete herself, Kelly is a field hockey international having captained her country of birth, Zimbabwe, on several occasions, she's also run the very tough Soweto Marathon in under 4 hours & has a 10k PB of 42 minutes. 

Kelly has a serious passion for athletes that includes injury rehab, reducing the risk of injuries, regaining confidence after an injury, strength & conditioning and performance. 

Kelly loves the outdoors too and is always up for a challenge. From scuba diving to boxing, triathlons to mountain biking.

Louise Impey- Strength & Conditioning Coach

Louise graduated with a degree in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria and is a provincial cricketer. Louise also plays field hockey and enjoys cycling.

Louise is always up for a challenge and is currently training to complete her first ever Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Not only does Louise love working with people but she also enjoys pushing them to their limits.

Markus van Niekerk