New to the Brumbies in 2012, Tony Thorpe moves into his second year in Canberra after proving a valuable acquisition for the organisation moving forward.
Having spent eight seasons with Super Rugby's most successful franchise, the Crusaders, Tony has a wealth of experience in dealing with professional rugby sides. As a player, Tony represented Canterbury between 1982 and 1986. He also made appearances for the New Zealand Sevens, Poverty Bay, NZ Juniors and Emerging Players representative sides.
Off the pitch Tony has worked with the Crusaders as previously mentioned, as well as the New Zealand Divisional XV, Hurricanes and the All Blacks.
During the 2011 RWC he was a liaison for the Wallabies providing a smooth transition to Brumbies Rugby in January 2012.
Hamish Macauley is responsible for overseeing the physiotherapy program and providing treatment to the Brumbies squad.
Macauley has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and a Bachelor of Education (Human Movement) through the University of Sydney. Hamish has recently completed his Sports and Musculoskeletal Masters through Griffith University in Queensland in 2012.
Prior to working with the Brumbies, Hamish has worked with rugby teams in Canberra and Sydney including the Tuggeranong Vikings and Southern Districts.
Hamish enjoys slow jazz music and corduroy jackets.
Byron Field joined the Brumbies medical team as a physiotherapist in 2012 having carved a reputation in Canberra as a quality operator among a range of sports.
Most recently Field worked with the Western Districts Lions during the 2011 John I Dent Cup. Field has previously worked with Brumbies players Peter Kimlin and Jesse Mogg and is looking to expand his knowledge and expertise during the 2012 Super Rugby season and beyond.
Field completed his studies at the University of Canberra in 2004 and then went back for more completing his maters of physiotherapy in 2008.
Dr Angus Bathgate
Dr Angus Bathgate fulfils the role of University of Canberra Brumbies Team Doctor with 16 years experience in sports medicine.
Bathgate has a wealth of rugby-related practice with roles at Sydney's Eastern Suburbs as well as nine years as Match Day Doctor for the Waratahs and Wallabies, and six years as Team Doctor for the Australian Sevens. Bathgate has also worked with Aged Grade Australian teams, including the 2005 Under 21's that were Captained by Brumby Ben Mowen and also featured Ben Alexander.
Warrick Harrington is responsible for taking, collating and cutting all training and match vision, and attending to all IT and research needs of the University of Canberra Brumbies coaching staff.
Harrington has completed a Bachelor of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Coaching Science and Honours in his Bachelor of Sports Studies all through the University of Canberra.
Warrick, aka the Hammer, has claimed several Australian kick-boxing titles prior to starting fulltime work with the Brumbies.
Media and Communications Manager
Elliot Woods joined the University of Canberra Brumbies in 2011 having come from a sub-editor role in the sports department of the Canberra Times. Prior to that Woods completed a Bachelor of Journalism and Communications at the University of Canberra followed by stints at the Queanbeyan Age and The Chronicle. In 2010, Woods worked with the Australian Olympic team as Media Liason Officer for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Elliot can be contacted on 0449 252 120.
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