Whilst completing his Exercise and Sport Science degree, Connor did an external practicum at the West Perth Football Club under the supervision of the head sports trainer. Connor gained valuable experience in how to provide massage and taping and other injury management modalities.
After Connor finished his Exercise and Sport Science degree, he decided to pursue the path of learning about strength and conditioning and therefore started his masters degree at ECU. At this same time Connor was also fortunate enough to begin a Strength and Conditioning Internship at the WACA. The internship involved learning how to conduct warm ups prior to training sessions and matches, how to run on field conditioning sessions, how to periodise conduct resistance training sessions for athletes and also how to track live GPS data. Connor still uses the information that he gained from all of the coaches and medical staff in his practices to this day. During this time of studying and completing his internship, Connor also worked as part time carer/companion for two teenagers with Cerebral Palsy.
Once Connor’s table tennis career came to a close at the start of 2019, he decided to start to focus on his studies and coaching career. His first coaching job was at Table Tennis WA where he was assistant coach for the state junior table tennis team, where he would aid in the technical, tactical and strength and conditioning development of the players.
At the end 2020 Connor was able to complete his Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning.
In 2021 Connor added to his coaching repertoire and started coaching the Western Australian Para Table Tennis players as well as coaching some personal training and S&C clients. At the end of 2021, Connor completed his Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 2 (associate) qualification where he completed his practicum at WAIS. It was also at this time that he became a volunteer at HSF helping out with the Term 3 and Term 4 Participate programs.
Connor officially joins the Healthy Strides team as the foundations Participation Officer. Promoting inclusion and participation, along with the development of digital applications for mobile devices to promote accessible parks, sporting and recreational facilities.