Kent appoint Pete Kelly strength and conditioning coach

Thursday 22nd April 2010

Kent County Cricket Club team director Paul Farbrace today appointed Pete Kelly as his squad“s strength and conditioning coach. Kelly is a keen all-round sportsman and currently plays rugby for Canterbury as an openside flanker.

Before moving to Kent, he played semi-professional rugby in his native New Zealand and worked with both the Otago Air New Zealand Cup squad and the Otago Highlanders.

“Pete brings excellent experience in this area and importantly a good understanding and knowledge of working with professional sportsmen,” said Farbrace.

Kent“s director of physiotherapy, Nimmo Reid, added: “Fitness and conditioning is a key element of modern day cricket, not only in terms of enhancing performance but also in the prevention of injury. Pete will work closely with our Academy physiotherapist, Max Ganderton, and myself to improve fitness levels and to help get back players back to fitness after injury."

Commenting on his appointment, Kelly said: “I“m delighted to get this opportunity to work with Kent County Cricket Club. It is all about creating a professional approach towards training and that is something that I will work on with Paul, Nimmo, Max and the other coaches.

“We will help develop the present pros as well as instilling a good attitude and advice to the players coming through from the successful Kent Academy.

“County cricket demands the highest levels of fitness and hopefully my background and knowledge will add something to help the team to be successful in the coming years.”