Nick Grantham
Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Nick was the one of the first strength and conditioning coach to work for the English Institute of Sport. One of his key differentiators is his wealth of experience collaborating with allied health professionals and merging injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning to get top athletes back to full strength and pre-injury, performance levels.

Nick Has Worked Alongside

Nike
Team GB
Football Association
Premier League
English Institute of Sport
Trek factory racing

Timeline Of Nick's Career

1997-2001

1997 Oversaw the physical preparation of his first athlete, Ciaran Horgan, for completion of the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon des Sables

1998 Joined Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre, supporting British Gymnasts for the Sydney 2000 Olympics

2001 Began work with England Netball as they prepared for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and 2003 World Championships

2002-2006

2003 Became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches overseeing elite athletes at the English Institute of Sport

Supported multiple medal winners and record holders as they prepared for Olympic, Commonwealth, World and European championships, including GB Wheelchair Basketball and GB Taekwon-Do teams.

2007-2011

2007 Supported Chinese National Football Team pre the Asian Cup.

2009 Supported rugby player, David Wilson, for his debut against Argentina.

2010 Became Nike Performance Expert spending six years working with superstars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Rory McIlroy and Roger Federer.

2012-2016

2012 Oversaw GB Women’s Basketball team making history in the London 2012 Olympics. They were the most successful team ever for both women and men.

2013 Worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet

2013 As a key member of the West Bromwich Albion backroom staff, won Football Medical Association Medical and Science Team of the Year 2016/2017

2017

Moved into action sports to work with the Trek Factory and Atherton Racing Race Downhill Teams.

Supported by Nick, Rachel Atherton won her record-breaking sixth Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill overall title and fifth UCI Mountain Bike World Championship title. Later, Gee Atherton delivered his first ever Red Bull Hardline win.

2018

Worked with Championship and Premiership football clubs as well as delivering support to England FA Youth Teams.



2019

Instrumental in the physical development of professional golfer, Garrick Porteous since 2013. In 2019, the journey from amateur champion to professional was rewarded as Garrick successfully qualified for the main European Tour.

2020

Head S&C Coach for Premiership Football Team.

As a basketball player, I've always struggled with severe tendonitis. The only programme that ever helped was Nick's. I've stuck with it ever since. He was always available for advice and his training helped me to achieve what felt like the impossible. Thanks to Nick, I'm pain-free and have consistently performed at a high level ever since.

Jo Leedham
Olympian GB Women's Basketball Team

Jo Leedham Olympian GB Women’s Basketball Team

Institute Of Sport

Nick was the one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport. One of his key differentiators is his wealth of experience collaborating with allied health professionals and merging injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning to get top athletes back to full strength and pre-injury, performance levels.

  • I was lucky to work with Nick during a difficult period in my career with chronic achilles and knee problems. Working with Nick improved my physical performance dramatically and also reduced my levels of pain and discomfort. He made sure I remained virtually ever present for training and games for the majority of the season. He is exceptional in his field.

    Steven Reid
    Former professional premiership, footballer, capped 23 times for the Republic of Ireland.

  • Nick is the master of blending the art and science of coaching to get outstanding results. He's good humoured, honest and straight talking. If you want someone who will work tirelessly in the shadows to do whatever needs to be done to achieve your goals he is the only choice.

    Richard Nugent
    Managing Director and Founder of TwentyOne Leadership.

  • Nick has a fantastic ability to take stories and lessons learnt from the sports field and make them relevant, worthwhile and motivating for a corporate audience. Take home points from his webinar on resilience, adaptability and agility (particularly at a time when the nation as a whole was embracing a new way of working) were entertaining, actionable and thought provoking for the whole team.

    Andrew Wilson
    Head of Wholesale, CityFibre.

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