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UCOL Lecturer Set To Share His Knowledge Abroad

By UCOL on Thursday, 15 June 2017

A photograph of UCOL's Hayden Pritchard and Leeza Boyce

UCOL Lecturer Hayden Pritchard continues to inspire others after being selected to present at the Australian Strength and Conditioning’s Associations (ASCA) 2017 International Conference in the Gold Coast.

The ASCA International Conference, which is to be held in November, is the largest gathering of strength and conditioning professionals in Australia and attracts presenters and delegates from across the globe. Hayden’s presentation will be on ‘Tapering strategies to enhance maximal strength.’

Hayden believes this is a great opportunity to learn from other highly motivating people while also sharing his own experiences; “being able to go and learn from such influential people in similar fields across the world while sharing my own knowledge will be an incredible experience which I will be able to bring back and pass onto my students.” 

Hayden teaches Physical Conditioning, Nutrition and Research Methods at UCOL. He has had a very extensive background in Raw Powerlifting, winning two Oceania titles and competing at two World Championships. He has coached athletes within the sport of Powerlifting both internationally and domestically, conducts training seminars throughout New Zealand and coaches students in Olympic Weightlifting at the UCOL Barbell Club. 

Hayden is a key lead researcher at UCOL and has had many pieces of research around physical conditioning published. 

The 2017 conference is a three day event and is set to have a strong focus on practical sessions that provide delegates with hands on experience, keynote sessions and interactive and lecture style sessions. 

Pictured above: Hayden stands with Chief Executive of UCOL Leeza Boyce after receiving an award at the UCOL staff Quality Recognition Awards.