Neil has a varied sports background having as a junior won regional championships in Judo and also being competitive in Fencing and Rugby before taking part as a senior in duathlon, where he represented his province at Nationals and won selection to World Champs at Rimini in 2001.
Neil began coaching in 2003 and since then has been deeply involved in coaching and the tutoring of other coaches. In addition to being an ITU recognised BTA level 3 Coach he is an accredited BTA Tutor running coaching courses for British Triathlon. He is also involved with Triathlon South Africa at their High Performance and development workshops aimed at developing their long terms athlete and coach pathways.
Neil is currently studying for an MSc in Performance coaching.