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Sports Performance Psychologist Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar

A highly skilled BPS chartered Psychologist, HCPC registered with significant experience working with elite athletes in high performance environments.

Expert knowledge of utilizing psychology interventions to optimize performance, mental health and human potential. Experience in high performance change management and delivering innovative operational development solutions.

John has been involved in Performance coaching and education for the last 20 years, including working on the European PGA Golf tour with the likes of past Ryder cup captains Ian Woosnam, Philip Price, Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Paul Broadhurst to name a few.

He has helped golfer`s win majors and writes for the English Golf Union and British and Swiss Professional Golf Associations. 

Senior Director Coaching & Athlete Development, Sport Singapore

Troy Engle serves as the primary sports specialist of the Sport Development Group of Sport Singapore, having led the National Program of Academies and Clubs for Sport Singapore and spearheaded the design of the Republic’s Children and Youth sport framework since January 2019. 

Troy was concept-designer and the first Director of Coach SG, a holistic program of professional development for sport coaches in Singapore designed to create sport leaders of character which was launched in 2016.

He is currently Director of Coach Development at the Singapore Sports Institute since August 2014. Engle has served on the Sports Technical Committee for World Para Athletics since 2011 and is currently Chairman of World Para Athletics as the sport heads into Tokyo.

He also a member of the International Council on Coaching Excellence and currently serves on global taskforces Para Sport Coaching and the Task Force on Coaching Integrity and Value-Based Coaching.

Malaysian Diver

Pandelela was born in a small Bidayuh village called Kupuo Jugan in Bau, Sarawak. An active child, Pandelela along with her 3 other siblings were active and nature-loving. An adventurous and thrill-seeking child, Pandelela bravely jumped from a 5m platform and caught the attention of a coach.

At the age of 7 years old, she was selected as a State diver and went to Bukit Jalil Sports School, in 2018 graduated from the University of Malaya with a degree in Sports Management Science.   

Pandelela has now collected over 30 awards in both national and international sport competitions notably Bronze in the 2012 London Olympics and Silver at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Pandelela was the first Malaysian female athlete to win a medal at the Olympics in 2012 in London and the first athlete outside of Badminton to win an Olympic medal.  

Malaysian Powerlifter

Bonnie Bunyau anak Gustin (born 3 June 1999) is a Malaysian powerlifter. He won Malaysia’s first ever gold medal in the sport in the men’s 72 kg event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, breaking the Paralympic record in the process.

Head Malaysian Track Cycling Coach “Sacrifices for Performance: A Coach’s Perspective

John comes from a third-generation cycling family which started with his grandfather – a very handy cyclist who held the 100-mile world record holder in the early part of the 19th century. His other family members were very good cyclists too including his uncles and father. John Beasley’s father was a champion cyclist who raced in Europe in 1952 and 1955, both times got a start in the Tour de France for the Luxembourg team, in those days there were no trade teams, just countries, along with many other European races, and the world road championships.

John Beasley started as a rider when he was fifteen till twenty-two. He started work in the family bike shop business that is still operating today which is 100 years old. John Beasley got into coaching through people coming in the shop asking how they could get involved in cycle racing. His wife really started with a group of young women and from there it grew and so did his love and passion for coaching.

Consultant Orthopaedic
and Trauma Surgeon

Dr Chan Kin Yuen is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon practicing in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, OSC – Orthopeadic Specialist Centre, DaMen USJ, Selangor and Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang Jaya Selangor. He specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow, Knee and Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery in the management of sports injuries involving the knee, foot and ankle,  shoulder and elbow, shoulder and elbow replacement and unicondylar (partial) knee replacement.

Dr Chan Kin Yuen is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon practicing in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, OSC – Orthopeadic Specialist Centre, DaMen USJ, Selangor and Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang Jaya Selangor. He specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow, Knee and Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery in the management of sports injuries involving the knee, foot and ankle,  shoulder and elbow, shoulder and elbow replacement and unicondylar (partial) knee replacement.

He is regularly involved with postgraduate, undergraduate, nursing and paramedical professional training and courses organized locally and internationally including continuing medical education for general practitioners. He was the immediate past President of Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM). Currently he is the Vice President of the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine and Vice President of Asian Federation of Sports Medicine since 2016. He was also a recent past member of the Medical Anti-doping Committee in Olympic Council of Malaysia.

President, Sports and Recreation
for Persons with Disabilities
Association, Sarawak


Head, Strength & Endurance Sports
Sports Performance Division
National Sports Institute (ISN)

Head of Strength and Endurance sports (e.g., athletics, cycling, weightlifting, ice skating, triathlon, and sport climbing) at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia.

Jad has travelled to a variety of major global events including the Asian Winter Games, Asian championships, Commonwealth championships, Southeast Asian Games, World Junior Championships, to name a few, as a Sports Performance Scientist and/or Strength and Conditioning coach.

He has presented his scientific works at prestigious events such as the ACSM meeting and NSCA conference. He has authored and co-authored >20 scientific articles in international journals and proceedings, and is also a reviewer of several top journals in Sports Science and Medicine.

Head Coach of Sarawak Cycling Team
Majlis Sukan Negeri

Josiah Ng is a retired Malaysian professional track cyclist turned speaker & mentor for “Unstoppable” coaching program; a coach; a tech entrepreneur and brand advocate for Sports Empowered Sdn Bhd.

He is the first Malaysian cyclist to have made it into the top 6 finalists at an Olympics three times Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

Josiah is acknowledged to have put Malaysia on the map as one of the country’s best at developing world class track cyclists.

He still remains active in the sport closest to his heart after retirement and continues to guest ride at cycling events – commentates cycling competitions, currently he is head coach for a Malaysian state cycling team and Strength & Conditioning coach for the Malaysia MotoGP national riders.

 Sports Dietitian, Sports Nutrition Academy

Tania is a Certified Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with more than 6-years’ experience working with elite athletes.

Tania is dedicated towards the development and well-being of the national athletes. She provided nutrition services for the Malaysian team during the Singapore South East Asian Games in 2015 and was the lead dietitian for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Her role involved counselling/monitoring/educating athletes on optimal nutrition for training and competition, recovery foods, meal planning, body composition and weight management, hydration, travelling nutrition and supplementation/antidoping.

She is also the Sports Nutrition Course educator at International Medical University (Malaysia) and Taipei Medical University (Taiwan). 

Senior Lecturer – Human Performance
Research Associate – Adams Centre for High Performance, Waikato University

Originally from Rotorua, Martyn is a lecturer in Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato based at the Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga.

Martyn has extensive experience working with a range of sports spanning from development athletes right through to Olympic and Paralympic medalists and World Record holders.

He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles with the majority of these papers relating to the physiology of recovery, strength training, and caffeine to enhance performance.

Martyn also has a special interest in the non-image forming effect of light of human health and well-being.

Martyn maintains numerous international collaborations, including researchers in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, France, Wales, UK, and Malaysia. 


When Stephen was growing up in Motueka at the top of the South Island, he dreamed of representing his country, like most young men growing up in New Zealand playing rugby and cricket and channeled that passion into studying Sports Science at University of Waikato.  

Although still finalizing his thesis, the research and relationships built with athletes, coaches and teams have informed his work with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ).

Stephen’s PhD research at Waikato University is focused on heat management strategies, including how athletes prepare to perform in the heat and cooling strategies for training and competing in hot conditions.

During the Tokyo Olympics, Stephen worked closely as part of a three-person Preparation and Recovery team, which included a Nutritionist and a Strength and Conditioning coach.  

Physical Performance Coach

John Kobiela is a High-Performance Coach / Strength and Conditioning coach with experience in the private sector and professional sport.

John has been in the industry for 17 years, working with a vast array of athletes with a focus in football (soccer). An ambitious coach with a growth mindset, John has worked in 3 different countries including representing two different national teams in Asia.

This includes Head of Physical Performance and Rehabilitation for Ratchaburi Mithrphol FC in Thailand before returning to Melbourne to work with a Semi Professional football team. 

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