Lead Strength and Conditioning CoachDavid Drake has been Academy Head of Strength and Conditioning since 2010. He previously worked at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland and comes from a strong rugby background. A former pupil of RBAI, he was an Academy player at Ulster and represented Ireland U20s in a squad that also contained Darren Cave, Keith Earls and Felix Jones. He is currently studying a PHD in sports science and has overall responsibility for the conditioning of the Academy and its age-grade teams. He was also strength and conditioning coach of the Ireland U20s.