Meet the team
Jonny is an internationally renowned rugby professional. Currently playing for RC Toulon and England, Jonny is one of the world's most respected fly-halfs. Known for his obsessive dedication and commitment to training, Jonny has forged a successful career spanning 14 seasons of enormous highs such as Grand Slams and World Cup victories, as well as tough challenges posed by numerous injuries and a life thrust into the public eye.
Mark 'Sparks' Wilkinson
Sparks has been Jonny’s brother since 1979. He relocated to Newcastle after completing a sports degree at Staffordshire University, breaking into coaching with Blackie, before becoming a player himself and having the opportunity to play alongside Jonny. He returned to coaching after three seasons becoming Newcastle’s Head Conditioning Coach. Sparks’ shares a very similar outlook on training and life as both Blackie and Jonny.
Steve Black - 'Blackie'
Blackie is more than just a Strength & Conditioning coach of considerable experience, he’s a motivator, and knows how to get the best out of professional athletes. Blackie’s achieved success wherever he’s been from Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle United, British & Irish Lions, and the Welsh National Rugby Union team to name a few. Blackie has been a huge influence on both Jonny and Sparks for many years and they continue to be great friends.