Meet Some of Our Students

Chris Baker
Chris BakerTeam GB High Jumper

Team GB Olympic High Jumper, 4th highest British jumper all time with a personal best of 2.36m. 2016 European bronze medalist, 2x England Commonwealth Games finalist (4th and 11th place) 2014 & 2018, World indoor finalist 2016 (8th), 3x British Champion.

Ben Earl
Ben EarlEngland International Rugby Union Player

Ben Earl is an England international rugby union player, who plays his club rugby with Premiership team Bristol Bears (on-loan from Saracens). Currently studying on our Diploma in Personal Training and S&C, Ben has a passion for sports science and personal training and has aspirations to open his own gym in London in the coming years.

Bryan Mollen OLY
Bryan Mollen OLYIreland 7s Rugby Player

Bryan Mollen has been playing on the Ireland Rugby 7s team since 2017. Since then, he has helped qualify the team for the world series, winning rugby Europe, competed in the world series, played in the world cup, and the Olympics.

Ottavia Cestonaro
Ottavia CestonaroItalian Professional Triple Jumper

Ottavia Cestonaro is a professional triple jump athlete from Northern Italy. She competes for the Italian National Team and C.S. Carabinieri (one of the Italian military corps).

Siviwe Soyizwapi OLY
Siviwe Soyizwapi OLYSouth African Rugby Union Player

Siviwe is a renowned South African rugby player having represented the Eastern Province Kings, Southern Kings, and Stormers, before committing to the Blitzboks South Africa Sevens squad. He is currently enrolled on the BSc in Strength & Conditioning at Setanta College.

Nicholas Rubini
Nicholas RubiniStrength Coach

Nicholas Rubini, PES, CES, SNS, is a Strength Coach, Personal Trainer and Setanta College student (BSc in Strength & Conditioning) from Bologna, Italy. He works with the general population as much as athletes, ranging from Powerlifting to Rugby and anything in between. His primary focus is on the development of Strength & Power through resistance training and plyometrics.

Sandile Ngcobo
Sandile NgcoboSouth African Rugby Union Player

Sandile is a renowned South African rugby player and coach who has represented the Falcons and Griquas in Currie Cup competition and played international Rugby Sevens with the South African Blitzboks.

Sanita Puspure Oly
Sanita Puspure OlyTeam Ireland Rower

Sanita is a X2 Olympian and a X2 World European Champion who represents Ireland and competes in Rowing. Sanita recently graduated from the BSc in Strength & Conditioning and has become the first-ever female head coach of an Irish University – University College Cork.

Lindelwa Gwala
Lindelwa GwalaSouth African Rugby Union Player

Lindelwa Gwala is a South African rugby player. She competes with The Sharks and The Springbok Women’s Team. “My experience so far has been great. Setanta is very accommodating, considering that I am often training and touring. The workload and flexibility allows me to continue studying while competing in rugby.”

Pieter Terblanche
Pieter TerblanchePerformance Specialist & Manager of The Sharks, South Africa

Pieter Terblanche is Performance Specialist with South African Rugby Union team The Sharks. A qualified Biokineticist, Pieter has over 20 years of experience in professional sports. He played for Harlequins Rugby club from 1996-2000 before taking up the role of Performance Specialist for 11 years with Bulls Rugby Union. In his present role with Sharks as Performance Specialist, Pieter is the academy manager and S&C specialist.

Mia Griffin
Mia GriffinProfessional Racing Cyclist

Mia Griffin is a track cyclist with the Irish squad and is part of the Irish women’s UCI team Ruplecleaning Champion on the road. Mia recently won a medal at the U23 European Championships in the individual pursuit, has competed in many international races, and was part of the women’s Team Pursuit squad who set the national record at Elite World Championships last year.

Tino LaBertram Best
Tino LaBertram BestFormer Barbados & West Indies Cricketer

Tino is a former Barbados and West Indies Cricketer. He has competed for 18 years as a professional cricketer representing Barbados for 18 seasons and the West Indies for 12 seasons.