Tom Kindley joined the Free Jacks at the start of the 2019 season pairing his skills in Analytics and Strength and Conditioning with a Traineeship in the fields of Sports Business. Kindley will embark on a new role as Performance Manager for the Free Jacks during the 2021 Major League Rugby staff where he will support the coaching, physical performance and medical staff in providing a top quality performance environment. In addition, Kindley will work with the community to grow the game across the region through the Regional Training Groups and within the Academy system as it develops.
Kindley originally began as a Strength and Conditioning coach in the states with Dartmouth Rugby and the athletics program for the New Hampshire based school in 2017. In 2018, Kindley served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for both the Mens and Women’s Collegiate All Americans rugby programs and the Fordham Rams athletics department. Kindley attended the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as a Strength and Conditioning/Analysis dual role with the USA Eagles before returning to the Free Jacks for the 2020 season. Prior to embarking on his US adventure Kindley spent time with the Otago Mitre 10 Cup and Highlanders Super Rugby sides in internship strength and conditioning and analytics capacities respectively.