My name is Patrick Searson, I am very passionate about rugby, health and wellbeing, and strength and conditioning.
As a kid I started playing rugby when I was nine years old for Hills Rugby, and since then my passion for the sport has only grown. I would play rugby in the backyard every afternoon against my older, much bigger brothers. I would carry a rugby ball everywhere I went, even to bed! I would do anything to be the best player I could be.
I played at Oakhill College between the ages of thirteen and seventeen years. At age fourteen I would wake up at 5:30am during the week for an early morning Boot Camp session so I could improve my fitness to be a faster, more agile rugby player. At fifteen, I started weight training and I wish I knew then what I know now, because I could’ve trained smarter not harder.
Through desire to be the best player I could be, I became a personal trainer and a certified strength and conditioning coach. I have tried and tested many different programs, supplements and diets to be the best player.
I have worked with kids for nine years helping coach rugby and working with kids for Growfit. I have trained many other successful athletes not only males in rugby, but also females in soccer and national swim teams.
In 2012 I tore my MCL in my knee, which prevented me from starting running on the field for 1st grade for the first time. This was heart breaking for me but I was determined to come back strong. I did the rehab for the next 5 weeks and got the all clear from physiotherapist, only to reinjure the knee 13mins into the game! This made me look for a better way to train, eat and live. This made become a better strength coach and personal trainer and helped me get back into 1st grade for Parramatta in Shute Shield 2015-16.
Through personal experience and requests for programs from other rugby players, I created an online program for rugby players who share my passion for rugby and want to be the best they can possibly be.
Rugby Development Coach’s Aim
My aim is to help Australian rugby thrive again.
I am committed to helping young athletes achieve their potential by giving them the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of their training, eating, recovery and life.
I see to many too much young potential not being utilized in our country and not receiving the best training available and I couldn’t let it continue. This is why I am committed to give back 20% of profits back into grassroots rugby.