Chris Freebury | Senior Coach Educator

I am a firm believer in leading by example when It comes to coaching and that strength and conditioning can serve as a vital part of both physical and psychological aspects of athlete development.

As a Strength and Conditioning Coach I aim to address the multifactorial nature of sports and performance training including injury prevention, technical development and developing strength and other physical qualities that culminate towards improved athleticism and longevity of sporting performance.

To achieve this, I remain adaptable and continue to learn and develop to ensure programming and coaching that promotes a consistent, monitorable and process-driven approach in pursuit of  an individuals’ goals.





Experience: 8 Years Experience as a Coach

Background & Philosophy

Chris is a motivated Elite level athlete who developed a passion for Strength and Conditioning through competing in Olympic Weightlifting. His most recent successes have been competing at the 2016 European Championships, the 2014 Commonwealth games and the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships. I am a Sheffield Hallam University Applied Sports Science Masters graduate and have experience delivering Strength and Conditioning within a University sports programme, as well as private consultancy for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport. I am currently the head coach at Derby Weightlifting Club and provide freelance strength and conditioning



  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology) – Sheffield Hallam University (January, 2015).
  • BSc in Applied Sports Science (June, 2010) – Loughborough University.
  • UKSCA Acredited
  • Level 3 Sports massage therapist
  • Level 2 British weightlifting club coach
  • Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work (First Aid Awards)
  • Level 1 British weightlifting assistant club coach


Role within KBT

Strength and Conditioning Level 1

Strength and Conditioning Level 2

Strength and Conditioning Level 3

British Weightlifting Level 1

British Weightlifting Level 2