HMS Graduates appointed as Strength and Conditioning Coaches at four SA Cricket Franchises
Of the 15 cricket franchises in South Africa, four have entrusted their players’ Strength and Conditioning in the hands of UFH Human Movement Science graduates.
The Forterians are:
- Nandile Tyali – Head of Strength and Conditioning at Imperial Lion Cricket, and Powerade National Academy Squad. Tyali graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Human Movement Science (Hon) in 2012. “I am living my dream. I feel good and valued. Much of the credit goes to the foundation I received from UFH. What I learned from the university as a student, is actually what is happening in the real world. Fort Hare prepared me for what I am today,” said Tyali.
- Shannon Musto - Strength and Conditioning coach at South Western Districts (SWD) Cricket. Musto holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Human Movement Science obtained in 2013. Announcing Musto’s appointment earlier this month, Mr Albertus Kennedy, SWD Chief Executive Officer said: “Shannon’s credentials, skills and experience speaks for itself and together with his work professional work ethics he will be an asset for SWD Cricket.”
- Laden Gamiet - Strength and conditioning coach at Boland Cricket. Gamiet graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Human Movement Science (2014) and is currently pursuing his Masters in Health Sciences at UFH. The former SA Junior First Class Cricketer said he always wanted to work in Cricket. "I did my degree to ensure I had a solid and exceptional theory to marry it with my cricket knowledge. Above all, the degree from UFH has given me the confidence to excel in this field." In an interview with ClubCricketSA, Gamiet said he aims to make a significant contribution at Boland.
- Shannon Graham - Strength and conditioning coach at EC Iinyathi. Graham obtained a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Human Movement Science from UFH in 2016. He said: “The degree from UFH and the Fort Hare Cricket Academy on the Alice Campus gave me the tools to carve my future in the cricket and sports industry. Today I am still involved in the academy as a professional. I am grateful and have great respect for Prof Maya van Gent for her passion to develop HMS students. She is a powerhouse.”