Testimonials

I can’t sing high enough praises for Sam. From getting my body right after the rigours of an NFL season to helping discover new physical potential going into the next one. Running the times  and hitting the scores I have gives me complete faith in him as a coach. It’s rare for me to find […]

Alex Gray – Atlanta Falcons

His understanding of speed training for rugby was nothing like I had been exposed to through my career.

I really felt like Sam wanted to help me be the best player I could be rather than just a statistic for him to report back to the DOR.

Callum Wilson – Aviron Bayonnais Rugby

After struggling with constant various injuries for the past two years, I was open to trying new things to getting my body back to a competitive state. Sam introduced me to a completely new strength and conditioning programme, which was both interesting and tailored to my individual needs. I quickly saw my injuries improve and […]

Clieo Stephenson – British Universities 100m Champion 2016, England U23 100m Champion 2016.

 “Sam Portland is one of the best strength and conditioning coaches I have worked with since becoming a professional rugby player. His precision to detail is excellent and he develops a close relationship to make sure he gets the best out of what you are trying to achieve. Would highly recommend him to anyone” 

Harry Sloan – Ealing, Harlequins, England U20 harry sloan rugby

I very much enjoyed my time work with Sam. He help me a huge amount and it meant a lot to me how much effort and time he invested in myself. Coming back from two hamstring injuries, I was nervous, cautions & weak. He made a plan for me and helped me stick to it. […]

Howard Packman – Ealing, bedford, nothampton saints, England 7s, england U20

After having my operation Sam has managed to not only help get me back to full fitness but help improve me on all basis. From the first week with goal setting he helped keep focused and know exactly what aspects we were working on. Sam used new techniques to make sure all aspects of my […]

Josh Bassett – Wasps Rugby

Sam’s online athlete performance programme has been the best thing I have ever invested in! I play semi professional rugby and without the S&C Sam has provided I would not be playing at the level I am at today. I have had Sam as my S&C coach for 5 years and his online programmes have […]

Liam Goodison – Semi Pro Rugby Player

Working with Mark in his return to performance training was a great experience. an opportunity to achieve a few separate goals, so as to keep the mind fresh and not get caught in the low lull that some injuries can bring. I worked with Sam whilst at Ealing Trailfinders. My season was disrupted with a […]

Mark Tampin – Newcastle Falcons

“Having worked with Sam for well over a year, I can honestly say that he has improved my performance immensely especially in areas that I struggled with before. His ability to look outside the box has been refreshing and has given me a new outlook on S&C. I hope work with him again in the […]

Peter Lydon – Ealing, London Scottish, Stade Fracais

The main thing Sam helped me with was my speed and running mechanics

Will Davis – Northampton Saints Will Davis Professional Rugby Player Northampton Saints Rugby