In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Science Manager at Richmond FC, Brendan Fahrner. I have had a number of guests who are working in AFL and having spent some time with Brendan in Seattle in 2015, he is one of the best. in 2017, Brendan won the Premiership with Richmond which shows that he and the rest of the staff must be doing something right. As I always say, Brendan is such a great guy and I am so grateful that he was happy to share his story and his knowledge of working in the AFL.

If you liked this episode with Brendan, you may also like these episodes with Andrew Russell and Darren Burgess.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Brendan Fahrner.

  • Who is Brendan Fahrner (background, education and current role)
  • Building a monitoring system
    • The process of deciding what to collect
    • Why you collect the data you do
    • Changes to that system year on year
    • A:C and its usefulness
  • Where sports science fits in
    • Involvement of other departments in data collection
    • Advanced statistics
  • Scientist vs coach
    • One and the same?
    • Different skillsets?

Brendan can be found on Twitter @BrendanFahrner

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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