“I’ve worked with and known Tom for quite some time now. I’ve always enjoyed training with him and I felt he always got the best out of me in any of my sessions. If I’m going to speak candidly, most trainers on some level should be able to do this. Tom does it very well, however what sets Tom apart from other trainers is his experience and understanding of not only what it takes to be an elite athlete but how powerful the mind is. I see far too often trainers, who almost ignore mental health and focus on physical appearance and performance exclusively. His understanding, empathy, compassion, respect and dare I say genuine care that I’ve felt personally, and I’ve seen him pass on to others that I’ve trained is not something I see in elite sport or life in general anywhere near enough.
“I have been working with my athletic performance trainer Tom Carter for the last 5 years focusing on improving my range of movement, strength and control allowing me to gain explosive power. As a result, I’m now able to hold a better position in key movements that I perform in the game more consistently when both fielding and bowling.
Not only have I physically improved, Tom has been an amazing support preparing me mentally. Giving me the confidence in my body that I am moving well with the power, speed and agility required to perform at the highest level in my industry.
I look forward to continuing my work with Tom on a regular basis and would highly recommend him and his services to anyone looking to move to the next level of their performance.”
Nathan Lyon is Australia’s most successful off spinner ever and sits in 6th position all time of Australian wicket takers with 290 dismissals and 36th all time for dismissals in test match cricket history.
“I have been lucky enough to work with Tom since 2014. Over the last four and a half years Tom has been involved in multiple aspects of my training including managing my strength and conditioning program, injury management and prevention, biomechanical and technical development as well as mentoring.
Tom is a versatile and experienced coach who was able to take me from an athlete struggling to achieve at a National level to winning my first National title, being named on two Australian representative teams (World University Games and IAAF World Athletics Championships) as well as being named on the team and winning a bronze medal at the IAAF World Relays Championships (Women’s 4x800m).
Tom has worked with me to develop my functional strength as a track athlete, to manage and prevent injury as well as helping me with goal setting, nutrition, performance and recovery techniques. Tom’s own experience as an elite athlete is an amazing resource that he is able to draw upon and use to educate, understand and motivate the athletes that he works with. Tom’s ability to connect with athletes and understand the requirements and demands that elite level sport places on individuals both physically and mentally is an extremely valuable asset to any individual athlete or team.”
Lora Storey is an Australian Track and Field Representative that competed at the IAAF World Athletic Championships London and 800m National Champion in 2017.
“I have been lucky to have known Tom since 2015 both as a fellow professional coach and university colleague. Through these experiences I have come to know Tom as a highly intelligent and best practice athletic performance coordinator.
Tom utilises his impressive evidence-based understanding of sports science, elite sports coaching and performance methodologies to maximise individual and team sporting success. When these skills are integrated with his own personal experiences as an elite athlete, Tom has a unique capacity to optimise individual and organisational systems, processes and performance.
Tom’s has a unique and in-depth understanding of sports science and human movement – which he incorporates with his incredibly high standards, drive for accountability and human behavioural change. These distinctive skills when combined with his passion for helping people achieve, tireless drive for excellence is what sets him apart from the rest.”
Heather Garriock is a Matildas Football legend and current W-League Coach with Canberra United.
“Tom has consistently excelled in his sporting pursuits. He has a track record of exceptional academic achievements in the realm of high performance strategy, training, implementation and sustainability. I consider myself fortunate to have been involved with Tom in these roles first hand at a professional sportsman level with The University of Sydney and the Sydney Sixers Franchise.
Tom was truly outstanding as a dedicated, professional and motivated high-performance strength and conditioning coach at a critical time in my professional sporting career. Without his influence, I am doubtful I would have made such a successful return to professional cricket. He was able to recognise both the physical and psychological aspects that would guide me to renewed success in my sport, as well as incorporate his intricate knowledge of player recruitment and strategy facilitating my successful return to the elite sporting arena.
Tom’s willingness to go beyond his standard considerations and utilize his enormous skill set to drive me past my normal boundaries was crucial to my successful return to sport. His understanding of the physical requirements, psychological construct and behaviors required to achieve this were outstanding.
In addition to personal coaching, Tom has an incredible capacity to identify areas for improvement in the operation and performance of elite sporting personnel and beyond that to sporting organisations. He was able to profile a system to aid in my expectations both mentally and physically, seeking marginal gains so that as an individual I could deliver sustained results.”
Brad Haddin is a former Australian cricketer and vice-captain who represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket. Brad won World cups, Ashes series and is now high-performance consultant to Cricket Australia.