COACHING TEAM & STAFF

MICHAEL BALDERSTONE

Founder, MD & Performance Director

Michael is an Advanced Fellow with the PGA of SA, a member of the PGA of GB & Ireland, a member of the Proponent Group in USA and a Golf Digest SA Top 25 Coach. Michael won the National PGA Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2018) & has twice won the Central Gauteng PGA Coach of the Year Award (2013 & 2018).

BARRY MOCKE

General Manager & Study Centre Principal

Barry started his career as a physical education specialist and high-performance coach (cricket, hockey and rugby). He has amassed extensive senior management experience in national sports federations and education institutions. Barry joined Balderstone Sports Institute as General Manager in 2014.

MARTIN BRIEDE

PGA Golf Coach

Martin is a qualified PGA Professional with over 20 years experience. He is recognised as one of the leading coaches in SA, was voted National PGA Coach of the Year (2010) & is a Golf Digest SA Top 25 Coach. Martin is Head Teaching Professional at Royal Jhb & Kensington GC & sits on the PGA of SA's education committee.

ZECA MARQUES

Football Technical Director

Zeca is a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, the highest qualification available worldwide. He regularly returns to Europe for learning & interacting with leading coaches. Zeca’s professional coaching career took him around the South African PSL, including coaching positions at Bidvest Wits, Black Leopards, Santos & Moroka Swallows.

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT

PGA Golf Coach

Christopher is a Class A qualified member of the PGA of SA, having graduated with his PGA Diploma through BSI Golf in 2011. Christopher’s coaching career includes working at Country Club Johannesburg Golf Academy, Newcastle GC and the Julian Krinsky School of Golf in Philadelphia, USA.

COENIE STOOP

PGA Golf Coach

Coenie is a Class A qualified member of the PGA of South Africa, having graduated with his PGA Diploma through Balderstone Sports Institute in 2011. He has been on the Sunshine Tour for 5 years, before joining the Balderstone Sports Institute Coaching Team.

JOHN-HENRY HEWITT

PGA Golf Coach

John-Henry is a class A qualified member of the PGA of SA. John completed his PGA Diploma through The Balderstone Sports Institute in 2016. John joined the Balderstone Sports Institute Coaching Team in 2017 as an intern until he completed his hours to join as a full time coach.

MARK FAIRBANK

Mental Coach

Mark has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (majoring in Psychology) from UKZN and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), majoring in Sports Psychology from UNISA. Mark's mental coaching combines his psychology training and competitive experience on the IGT Pro Tour.

RENEE REINECKE

Sport Scientist, Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Renee qualified in 2009 with Sport Science Honours and Sport Psychology undergrad. 9 years experience in the industry. Worked for 5 years at University of Johannesburg in high performance sport.

EURICO MARQUES

Consultant Physiotherapist

Eurico qualified from Wits University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He played professional football for a few years before embarking on a career as a physio. He has worked at Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine, Linksfield Sports Centre, King Edward VII School for Boys and Oundle School in UK.

SEAN ADDINALL

Football Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Sean is a Qualified Sport Scientist (BSc Sport Science Hons - UJ) based in Morningside. He has worked with the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, St. Johns College as well as various other schools & focuses on injury prevention & movement mechanics.

GERALDINE PILLAY

Athletics Coach

Geraldine represented SA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, at 3 World Championships & the All Africa Games. She is IAAF Level 3 Qualified to train Sprint, Long Jump, Hurdles & Sprint Relay. She previously held the position of Academy Manager & Coach at Tuks Athletics & has held multiple coaching positions at private schools in SA.

RYAN LATIEF

Assistant Football Coach

Ryan is a EUFA 'B' licensed coach, having completed the course with the Scottish FA. He has a National Diploma in Coaching Science and various other football coaching certifications. Ryan has coaching experience at Supersport United, St Stithian's Boys College and Warriors FC amongst other clubs and schools.

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