Popular Redback Julz Nannetti will be the Academy Strength & Conditioning Manager in 2020.
The reigning Reserves’ Leading Goal-Kicker and international gold-medal winning powerlifter says she is excited to begin work with pre-season just over two weeks away.
“I’ve seen the amount of effort and sacrifice that the executive team and coaches have put in to the Academy to get it off the ground and running, which has been so inspiring for me, so to be given the opportunity to contribute to the team means a lot to me,” says Nannetti.
Nannetti’s qualifications include a Certificate III & IV Fitness 2014 at Australian Institute of Fitness and Level 1 accreditation as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Powerlifting Coach from Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Powerlifting Australia respectively.
Her appointment comes as the Academy looks to build upon a successful first season by expanding the expert knowledge available amongst the various heads of programs. As a powerlifter who most recently claimed gold at the Australian National Championships, Nannetti says she is looking forward to bringing her experience on athlete preparation to develop the Strength & Conditioning program.
“I hope to be able to offer more extensive pre-season testing and establish an ongoing resistance training program that extends from the pre-season right through to finals.”
Nannetti will still be pulling on the boots to play for the Redbacks in 2020. As Strength & Conditioning Manager, her training and match-day roles with the Redbacks will include supervising the Strength & Conditioning interns on the deliverance of the Academy’s gym program, as well as on-field warm-ups and conditioning training.
“I’d love for the exercise science interns to walk away and tell all their friends how much they learnt from their experience with the RMIT Women’s Football Academy. I’d also obviously love to see the girls get to finals.”