Elite Performance Partners are proud to have been involved in the successful recruitment of Byron Field as Bath Rugby’s Head of Medical and Rehabilitation Services.

Innovative Global Recruitment

The brief was very specific in looking for someone that had a strong medical background but with a holistic performance mindset and the ability to see the bigger picture. The worldwide search highlighted him as an outstanding candidate who is a forward-thinking practitioner and well-respected figure in strength and conditioning, sports science and physiotherapy.

Byron led the medical team at Australian Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies in Canberra and at Bath he’s responsible for ensuring all players receive the most effective medical care, both when they are fit and when they are returning from injury.

His scientific approach and expertise towards the prevention, management and rehabilitation of sport injuries interested Todd Blackadder, Director of Rugby at Bath. He said, “His appointment forms part of our strategy to further develop evidence-based practices not only around our return to play processes but also our approach to the squad when they are fit and well.”

Byron is looking forward to working in a new elite performance environment. He added, “This is an incredible opportunity for me to work with an exceptional coaching group and committed High Performance Unit whist continuing to learn and develop in a highly competitive environment.”

Helping Clubs Achieve Their Ambition

Stuart Hooper, Director of Performance and Player Development and future Director of Rugby at Bath, led the search and highly commended the recruitment process. He commented, “This was a crucial role for us to get right in our performance structure. David and his team did a fantastic job of giving us complete visibility of the global market and their process highlighted profiles that weren’t on our radar.”

Since joining, Byron has settled in fast. Stuart added, “We are delighted with Byron’s appointment and he’s already making a significant impact on the squad. We look forward to working with Elite Performance Partners again in the future.”

A Unique Understanding of Performance

Our innovative understanding of performance and the ability to highlight candidates across the globe can assist clubs when hiring for a crucial role. As specialists in placing senior leaders and expert practitioners into elite sports teams, governing bodies and federations, we understand the importance of sourcing candidates that will ensure future success within an organisation.

By working closely and looking through the eyes of the playing staff, the coach and the chief decision-makers, we crucially understand the bigger picture for an organisation and how performance specialists work together.

Get in touch with a member of our team for more information on how we can deliver the right results for you.