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Taylah Jack appointed High Performance Manager

The Norwood Football Club have appointed Taylah Jack as the club’s new high-performance manager.

Jack, who was most recently the sports scientist at the University of Utah was also a part of the University of Louisville Olympic Sports Team, where she held the role of physical performance coach.

Taylah was also the Physical Performance Coordinator and Athletic Development Coach at the AFLW National Academy for three years from 2017 to 2019.

Jack is no stranger to the Norwood Football Club as she previously held roles as a sports trainer and then was the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Under 18s and 16s from 2016 to 2018.

She has a Masters in High-Performance Sport from the Australian Catholic University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement and Health Studies from the University of South Australia.

Football Operations Manager Mark Ross said the club is thrilled with the appointment of Jack who is well credentialed as a High-Performance Manager in her various roles in the United States.

Ross went onto mention that she was a standout candidate for the role, highlighting her time spent at the University of Louisville where she assisted Performance Staff in developing and implementing strength, conditioning, speed, agility and testing sessions for Olympic Sports such as Basketball, Baseball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Tennis.

“The club was really pleased with what Taylah looks to bring to the football club in 2021,” said Ross

After looking at Taylah’s experience and chatting to her, we as a club knew she was a standout, not only for her experience in the area but for her cultural alignment with what we are building at Norwood,”

“Her experience in assisting performance staff for Olympic Sports at University level in America is an invaluable experience and something which the club can leverage off moving forward.”

“We are thrilled with the appointment and we can’t wait to introduce her to the football club, along with her partner Jason.”

Jack mentioned her excitement in joining the Redlegs ahead of the 2021 Season.

“I am really excited to be back at the club as High-Performance Manager,” Jack said.

“I’m really excited to work with a group of guys who I worked with when they were playing in the Under 18s, as well as our new Coach Jade Rawlings and our other coaches.

“In my role, I hope to continue to develop the culture of the club, set high standards, work hard and be able to execute and get the job done which hopefully gives our players the best platform to perform each week.”

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