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Bam Hennessy MSc

What I do

I find it hard to describe exactly what my job is so I like to settle on physical performance specialist. I blend years of practical coaching experience with a strong academic background to manage the training and playing loads of athletes. As well as keeping busy with practical coaching, I am conducting research at the University of Jyväskylä.

Coaching Experience

I have been involved with coaching since I was a teenager. I have taken on sports coaching roles and physical performance coaching with several teams over the years so only the most notable are listed below.

Finland Women Rugby 7s

Helsinki Wolverines American Football Academy

Leeds Beckett University American Football

Sheffield Hallam University American Football

My name is Bam Hennessy and along with my wife Heidi, we are the owners of The Clubhouse gym in Helsinki. Following several years of coaching physical performance in gyms, fields and sometimes parking lots around the world, I decided in 2021 to open a place of our own for athletes to train, recover and access high quality coaching services.

Academic Qualifications

Master's Degree (LitM) in Sports Science, University of Jyväskylä


I am currently conducting research at the University of Jyväskylä into the impact of the menstrual cycle on athletes from team sports.


I take a holistic, athlete-centred approach to performance coaching. That means that the starting point for every decision is the athlete's wellbeing and performance needs. Everyone is different and so I believe we should approach them that way. The relationship that I try to build with athletes is the foundation upon which the benefits of sports science and coaching experience can be built.

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