our story

Australian Athletic Centre (AAC) is not your “typical” gym — we are a high performance centre that supports, challenges and encourages athletes at all stages of their journey to excel. We deliver unique training, coaching, strength & conditioning and allied health services all under the one roof, in a professional, supportive environment where attention to detail is second to none. 

For us, the athlete always comes first. We understand the dedication required to become the athlete you want to be, which is why we have created a high performance environment that matches your desire to be the best. Whether you’re a professional, an emerging athlete, or a young player looking to take your performance to the next level, we are here to support you on your journey and cater to your specific training needs. 

If you’re recovering from injury, we have a specialist team committed to providing the highest levels of treatment and support. We provide integrated physiotherapy, exercise physiology and strength & conditioning services, and are able to support you from day 1 of an injury right through to your return to sport.

 AAC is the only place to be if you’re an athlete committed to creating a career in sport.


Miroslav (Miki) Trbovic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Trap Bar Deadlift


  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Having worked at various private gyms and sporting organisations early in his career, including Norwood FC of the SANFL, Miki knew athletes and coaches across Adelaide deserved better. Too long had optimal rehabilitation and S&C services only been accessible to athletes at the top level.

Miki started AAC in 2017 with the vision of creating an environment for athletes to the get the most out of their performance. What began as a small handful of aspiring athletes and coaches has turned into a not so little AAC community with athletes competing locally, nationally and across the globe. This is only just the beginning!

Adam Pople

Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach and Head of Education

Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field
Safety Bar Split Squat


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
  • Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
  • ASCA Level 2 S&C Coach

Having worked in the professional, semi-professional, and US college domains, as well as consulting privately with clients ranging from kids to national team athletes, Adam has developed an understanding of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation across a range of sports.

Adam’s specialty is strength and conditioning for field sports and complex rehab, having previously worked with Coburg FC, Adelaide United FC, and Minnesota State University, as well as the private sector.

Jazz Stott

Athletic Development Coordinator

AFL, Soccer & Netball
Clean & Jerk


  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
  • ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach
  • AWF Level 1 Power Coach

A love of sport and training has fuelled Jazz’s pursuit of a career in strength & conditioning and coaching. Jazz has a passion for working with kids and young athletes. He believes athletic development should begin as early as possible to develop movement patterns, coordination and strength, which is the foundation for athletic performance.

Reece Williams

Combat and Injury Rehabilitation Coordinator

Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu
Zercher Squat


  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Reece has a lifelong passion for martial arts and human performance. He has a history in combat sports and has a profound understanding on the effects of injuries for both physical and psychological wellbeing. As such, he has dedicated his time in learning how to help people come back from injuries and become even better versions of themselves.

Reece has helped multiple fighters prepare for upcoming events in MMA, boxing and kickboxing giving special considerations to fight camp preparation and maximising the athlete's performance. He has also overseen a number of athletes return to sport from severe injuries such as ACL reconstructions, shoulder reconstructions and stress fractures.

Victor Thach

Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coach

Soccer, Distance Running, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


  • ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) - UniSA
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Science - UniSA

Victor is the Director of PerformEx. Sport & Health and works alongside AAC’s coaches. As a Strength and Conditioning Coach, he has personally trained and developed athletes across a variety of sports from amateur through to Olympic level to reach their goals.

In addition, as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist he has developed an understanding of clinical rehabilitation and provided programs for a range of clientele with injuries, with a special interest for sports injuries and return to sport programs. Outside from work, you can catch Victor training for a marathon, playing local club soccer or rolling on the BJJ mats!

Nelson Cheong


Weightlifting, Badminton, Dodgeball


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Anatomy and Physiology Major) - La Trobe University
  • Master of Physiotherapy Practice - La Trobe University
  • Level 1 S&C Coach - ASCA
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling - GEMt
  • Temporomandibular Disorders - Dr. Guy Zito

“Prevention is better than cure”

Nelson is a big advocate in taking an active approach to rehabilitation and believes that strength and conditioning is key to minimising risk of injury. Nelson brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and has worked with local, national and international level athletes across a variety of sports including players within the Victorian Football League, the National Premier Leagues and the Australian Dodgeball National team.

Having completed his Physiotherapy education in Victoria and his Strength and Conditioning Coaching qualifications in South Australia, Nelson is passionate about helping people recover from injuries and has a keen interest in overhead athletes and combat sports - he has a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Bradley Andrew


Golf, Running
Single Leg RDL


  • Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise and Sport Science) - University of South Australia, 2017
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) - University of South Australia, 2019
  • Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy – LaTrobe University, 2023
  • Dry Needling Level 1

Brad’s passion for sports physiotherapy is palpable, and his experience reflects this commitment. He has special interest and experience in several key areas, including:

  • Athletic Groin Pain
  • ACL Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Spine Injuries
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing/Overhead Athletes

Brad also currently serves as a Pathways Physiotherapist at the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA). He works closely with U19 and U17 male and female pathway squads, and provides additional senior coverage for the Redbacks, 2nd XI, and Scorpions squads.

Brad is a dynamic and dedicated Physiotherapist, constantly expanding his knowledge and expertise to provide the best care for athletes. With an impressive academic background, extensive experience in elite sports, and a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, he enjoys working with athletes to help them return to their best and achieve their sporting goals.


I started working with Jazz at AAC after my 2022 season and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my performance. The coaching and support from Jazz has helped me improve physically and propelled my game to the next level.

Jack O’LoughlinTeam Australia Pitcher

I dreaded going to the gym. However, since starting at AAC, Jazz has provided me with a personalised training program to achieve my goals and has made me enjoy going to the gym each day. This is a big testament to his desire and work ethic to get the best out of each athlete. I have learnt so much and feel the fittest and strongest I have been in my playing career. I’m grateful for the AAC team and look forward to continue working with them throughout the baseball season. I would encourage any athlete to join!

Jordan McArdleAdelaide Giants Captain

AAC is different to “typical” gyms. Before starting here, my workouts didn’t have structure and I was plateauing in the gym. The Coaches at AAC designed a program that was specific to my sport which regularly updated as I developed and the on-site physiotherapists were able to address any injuries immediately so I didn’t lose out on any training.

Carly MooreTeam Australia Catcher

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Are you our next Intern?

We are always looking to help develop future Coaches in the industry. If you are a Personal Trainer, S&C Coach or Exercise Scientist/Physiologist student and want to learn from a group of driven, like-minded Professionals we want to hear from you!

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