Endeavour is the passion project of head coach Alex Quirk and in his own words:
I’ve been coaching athletes since finishing my science degree in 2015. Initially I coached some juniors in my local club whilst competing in the National Road Series. Injury forced an early end to my athletic endeavours and I sought to find a more conventional career path. I started a chemical engineering degree however, it quickly became apparent that coaching was the real passion of mine. Some of the juniors I started with were getting some fantastic results: winning national medals and representing Australia. Slowly coaching transitioned to a full time load and in 2020 I made the decision to go all in and pursure coaching as a career.
I’m very priveledged to work with a diverse group of athletes ranging from juniors, para athletes, elite male and female riders and some competitive masters riders. I’m acutely aware that athletes place an enormous amount of trust in their coach and it is my goal to repay that trust. I firmly believe in ‘looking at the big picture’ when working with athletes. If we don’t have clarity about exactly what we want to achieve then we have nothing. From that point it’s about applying evidence based training practices, regularly communicating, identifying targets and using data analytics to make smart decisions about your training and racing endeavours.
My previous experience as an athlete and understanding of exercise physiology has allowed me to provide highly proficient and leading coaching care to athletes. I derive huge satisfaction from riders to enabling riders to reach heights they never thought possible and if you want to work with someone who shares your passion for the sport then get in touch.
- Bachelor of Science, Extended Major of Physiology, First Class hons in Neuroscience
- Currently Studying a Masters of High Performance Sport
- AusCycling Level 2 Road & Track Coach
- Current Sports Director at the Women’s Racing Project
- AusCycling Women and Girls Coach Specialisation certificate
- 2020 Queensland Track Squad Coach
- 2019 Qld Cycling Coach of the Year