Ross Celano

Programs Coordinator


Originally from Melbourne, Ross relocated to the region in 2019 and has lived here ever since. Ross attended Maribyrnong Sports Academy and was a dual scholarship athlete in both AFL and Basketball throughout high school. Currently playing in the GFL, Ross has previously spent 2 years at Footscray in the VFL as a player, whilst starting senior football at 16 years of age. Ross completed a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science (Sport Practice), and also a Masters Degree in High Performance Sport. Previously working at Essendon Football Club, he has a a strong interest and background in providing a holistic approach to athlete development, particularly with youth athletes that have aspirations on becoming elite athletes.

Interest Areas

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sport Specific Biomechanics
  • Performance Analysis
  • Sport Science Research
  • Youth Athletic Development
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Load Management

Previous Experiences & Affiliations

  • 2011-2016: Dual Scholarship Athlete at Maribyrnong Sports Academy (AFL & Basketball)
  • 2017-2019: Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice) at Victoria University
  • 2020-2021: Master of High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University
  • 2018-Current: Founder of AthElite Strength & Conditioning
  • 2021: Performance Analyst at Essendon Football Club (AFL)
  • 2021: Opposition Analyst at Essendon Football Club (AFL)
  • 2022-2023: Regional Manager at F45 Training
  • 2024-Current: Performance Scientist at Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre
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