Ian McKeown

Head of High Performance @ Port Adelaide Football Club

Currently the Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide FC where he leads an impressive
group of sports medicine, sports science and strength and conditioning professionals, Ian is
now heading into his 8th season within the AFL at Port Adelaide FC.

Ian leads his team in creating a world’s-best environment for sports performance and human development through the collaboration of coaching sciences and technology within one of the most
demanding and uniquely diverse sporting codes in the world. Originally from Northern
Ireland, where he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Sports Institute for
Northern Ireland, he headed to Australia in 2009 to coach within the Australian Institute of
Sport and to complete his PhD.

His areas of interest in research include the assessment of
athletic development and movement ability and epitomise Ian’s passion for coaching and
ensuring the rigour of performance science is utilised within daily practices to improve
athleticism and on-field performance.