Shire Speed and Strength is the only gym and athletic training facility in Australia that has prepared multiple athletes for College football and the NFL in the United States.

We now offer a training package for interstate athletes who wish to train for short periods at Shire Speed and Strength. A summary of the athletes we have coached can be found below.




Adrian attended the University of Hawaii on scholarship from 2006 to 2010. He was named 2nd Team All-WAC at Right Guard in 2010 and played every game that season in an offense that had 3 skill position players drafted into the NFL (Greg Salas, Kealoha Pilares and Alex Green).

Adrian #66 vs USC in 2010

Adrian can be seen here on Alex Green’s highlight film blocking from the Right Guard spot. Alex Green was picked in the 3rd Round by the Green Bay Packers.


Blake Muir started all 12 games as a redshirt freshman at the University of Hawaii in 2012. Blake transferred to Baylor of the Big12 in 2013 and over the 2014 and 2015 seasons Blake started 25 more games at Left Guard and Right Tackle, grading out 2nd both years to Outland Trophy Finalist Spencer Drango. Blake became ESPN and Bleacher Report All Big 12.
Blake was a member of the 2016/’17 Atlanta Falcons in his first year, going to Superbowl 51 against the New England Patriots.
For 2017/’18 Blake joined the Indianapolis Colts.

Blake playing for Baylor vs West Virginia

Blake playing for Hawai’i against BYU in 2012

Blake set records in team testing for his position for the Clean, Vertical leap and Agility shuttle in Hawaii. He has his picture on the wall of the gymnasium for these records. He had the best broad jump of any NFL OL prospect in 2016 and the 2nd highest vertical jump. Blake has an online diary that can be found here.

Blake as a freshman in 2011

Blake Muir 150kg/330lb snatch


Was the punter at East Carolina University in 2011-12. Phil set records for the squat and bench for specialists at his school.

Phil with Blake at Shire Speed and Strength.


Adam accepted a scholarship to play at Georgia Tech for the Fall of 2012. Adam is from Victoria and spent 2 training blocks at Shire Speed and Strength to be assessed and add to his training skills. Adam will be the first Australian to play in the ACC conference. Footage of his footwork skills as Coached by Paul Manera from Bring It on Sports and filmed by Shire Speed and Strength can be seen here.
Adam started as a true freshman at Georgia Tech at defensive end. He graduated in 2015 after being All ACC in 2014. Adam was selected in the 2nd round of the 2016 Draft by the Denver Broncos.

Adam with Coach Paul Manera.

Sean has joined his brother at Baylor University. Sean is the 4th player from the Sutherland Seahawks to go on to play college football at a Division One level. Sean graduated in 2017 after playing Center for the Bears during their 2015 and 2016 campaigns.

Sean at right with Blake and former NRL player now fellow Baylor recruit Peni Tagive.

Sean and Blake together in 2013 at Baylor.

Zac Holman of the Sutherland Seahawks enrolled at Fort Scott Community College for 2014, transferring to the University of Illinois for 2017 under Head Coach Lovie Smith. Playing safety, Zac will have a chance to start as a Senior in 2018.
‘Ping’ had a terrific career playing Colts football for the Sutherland Seahawks having adapting from playing Rugby League since youth. In 2017 Ping started his college career at the University of Colorado-Pueblo and will be a Running Back.

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