Newcastle Jets has appointed Tim Rogers as the club’s strength and conditioning coach.
Rogers comes to the club with experience after working in the elite sporting environment nationally and internationally, the club said.
His most recent position was with Stade Francais Paris Rugby Club and he has also worked with the Australian women’s team and at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Rogers’s role at the Jets enables him to return to the city of Newcastle, where he was head of strength performance at Newcastle Knights between 2008-2011.
“Tim has been a real journeyman in the strength and conditioning role and comes to us with a lot of experience from the many codes he has worked in,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.
“This experience will be of great benefit to Newcastle Jets and we look forward to welcoming Tim to the club to work alongside head coach Gary van Egmond and the team.”
Rogers returns to Australia on Thursday and will commence his job immediately.
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