Cape Town Northern Suburbs - Head Coach

Hendrik de Villiers

Athlete Bio:

Hendrik de Villiers is extremely passionate about sport and education, both tools that he believes can change the world for the better.

He was a professional triathlete for 10 years until 2012, when he took a clean break to carve out a career as a financial planner and working in corporate.

After six years he is now in a position to put financial planning on the backburner and shift his focus back into his passion and love for the sport.

His triathlon career speaks for itself, but before that he was a 3-time World Biathle Champion.

Hendrik represented South Africa on the global stage, starting off as a 4 time series winner of the 5FM/BSG/Energade sprint series, a 5 time national and African Champion, 2006 London Triathlon Champion, 2006 Commonwealth Games 10th place finisher and 2008 Olympic Games team member. He was also the first ever South African to win a World Cup, back in 2007.

Having worked in the corporate world and as a dad of three, Hendrik understands the pressures of the everyday athlete who needs to carve out the time to train. Hendrik is ready to give back and make a positive change in the broader triathlon community, as well as his own lifestyle.

His training approach is old school: no mess no fuss, yet holistic and getting the balance right. He believes in keeping it simple and getting the basics right before you add in more advanced training techniques. What you see is what you get with Hendrik. It's very easy to know exactly where you stand with your coach, and he appreciates the same in return.

He has a TSA (Triathlon South Africa) coaching certificate and a SSA (Swimming South Africa) Learn To Swim certificate and is highly skilled in stroke correction and technique improvement.

Keep the fun and passion high and the motivation will look after itself. Lastly train smart… but that does not exclude training hard!
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