Brumbies adds two more to 2021 team
TEAM MANAGEMENT: The Brumbies has rounded out their backroom staff for the 2021 Super Rugby season with the appointments of Brad Mayo and Ed Hollis.
New Zealand born Mayo joins the club as Head of Performance, after a successful stint with the Glasgow Warriors in Scotland where he worked with current Wallabies coach, Dave Rennie.
Mayo previously led the strength and conditioning at the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s Mitre 10 Cup and assisted at the Chiefs from their Super Rugby winning year in 2013 to 2016.
Head Physiotherapist Hollis returns to the Brumbies setup for his third stint with the club.
Hollis has more than 25 years experience working in High Performance sport, including holding positions at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Leicester Tigers in England and with the Canberra Raiders, Australian Women’s Football, and the ACT Cricket Comets closer to home.
Hollis has also worked with the Wallabies as a physio since 2019, helping his transition back to the Brumbies with 14 of the current squad having spent time in the national set up.
Hollis has also kept a constant connection to the Canberra community with his local practice operating since 1996.
The duo join new assistant coaches Rod Seib and Dan Palmer in the team management group for this season.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to be able have professionals of the class of Brad and Ed to our staff this season.”
“Both of them have been involved in successful High Performance programs before and are a great fit here at the Brumbies.
“I know as a staff group we’re all highly motivated and excited ahead of the new season kicking off on February 19.”
Brumbies Team Staff for 2021:
Head Coach: Dan McKellar
Assistant Coach (Defence): Laurie Fisher
Assistant Coach (Attack): Rod Seib
Assistant Coach (Scrum): Dan Palmer
General Manager (Professional Rugby and Pathways): Chris Tindall
Team Manager: Bill Swain
Head of Performance: Brad Mayo
Athletic Performance Coach: Ben Norcott
Athletic Performance Coach: Josh Strahorn
Head Physiotherapist: Ed Hollis
Physiotherapist: David Wellington
Team Doctor: Dr. Stephen Freeman
Head of Performance Analysis: Eoin McVeigh
Digital and Communications Manager: Marty Cambridge