"When I was growing up, I had people helping me. BOWLFIT is my way to give back to the game."
Mitchell Johnson is one of Australia’s and the World’s all-time greatest bowlers. Before his recent retirement, Johnson finished his Test career with 313 wickets in 73 Test Matches, making him the 4th highest wicket taker in Australian cricket history – behind only Warne, Lillee and McGrath.
When faced with a lengthy rehabilitation following toe surgery in 2011, Johnson questioned whether he had the ability or desire to return to international cricket.
But barely three years later he was the most feared fast bowler in the world, having destroyed England and South Africa on his way to claiming the 2014 Allan Border Medal and for the 2nd time being named ICC International Cricketer of the Year.
In his 10 year International career, Johnson never sustained a single soft tissue injury, which he puts down to being exceptionally well conditioned through hard and consistent training. He was regarded as one of Australia’s fittest ever cricket players, and respected the world over as a supreme all-round cricket athlete. This came after a horror run as a youngster coming through have 4 different stress fractures of his lower back and having to fight back from everyone of them before making it as a professional cricketer.
Having endured all the high’s and low’s of the game, Johnson’s demonstrated ability to bounce back from adversity - both mental and physical - has proven him to be the perfect illustration of what it takes to succeed as a fast bowler at the highest level.
Passionate about fitness and the vital role it plays in fast bowling, Johnson has co-founded BOWLFIT to teach players of all ages the best way forward, and help bridge the knowledge gap between beginner and elite levels.
- 73 Tests
- 313 wickets @ 28.4
- Best Figures 8 – 61
- Highest score 123no
- 2 x ICC International Cricketer of the Year
- 2 x AB Medal winner
- 1 x World Cup winner
- 4 x lower back stress fractures
- 153 x ODI appearances – 239 wickets
- 30 x T20 Internationals
- Currently Mumbai Indians & Perth Scorchers
JOCK CAMPBELL BSpSc,AssDipAppSci,DipEd
"As a young cricketer, I would have loved BOWLFIT - there was no program or support like this around. Now BOWLFIT allows me to deliver over 30 years of specialised cricket conditioning experience to all young cricketers, right to their back pocket."
Jock is an expert on athlete high performance. From November 2000 until November 2005 he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Physical Performance Manager for the Australian Cricket Team. During this period the Team was World Champions in both Test Match (No.1 in Test rankings) and One Day Cricket (World Cup winners 2003 and No.1 in World rankings); it was the most successful period in the teams history. This culminated in the Team being voted Number One team in the World (in any sport) at the Prestigious Loreus Awards in 2003. During the 2004/05 Season the Team also had its lowest percentage of injuries in recorded history.
Jock was the High Performance Director for the Nine Network Wide World of Sport’s Cricket Coverage from 2009 – 2015 (6 seasons).
Over a career spanning 27 years, Jock’s experience has seen him train Olympic athletes, elite sporting teams and individual athletes of all ages. He has trained the NSW Cricket Team and many gold medal performers in surf lifesaving, track and field, x-country, soccer (football), swimming, rugby league, rugby union, wrestling, karate, baseball, boxing, and netball.
With trouble keeping up with all the program requests from fast bowlers around Australia and the world, Jock has now co-founded BOWLFIT to give all players unprecedented access to his expertise. What was once reserved for players of State and National levels, Jock now makes available for any player who wants to push him or herself to reach new levels of high performance. Jock currently trains over 50 cricketers from 14 year olds through to Internationals over many countries using the Bowlfit programs through his company Jock Athletic.
Head of Physical performance Australian Cricket Team, 2000-2005
Spanning 67 Tests
2 Ashes Series Wins
1 World Cup win 2003
Series Win in India 2004
World Number 1 in Tests & ODI for 5 years
30 years cricket conditioning experience
IAAF Level 4 Athletics Coach
CA Level 2 Cricket Coach
Current ILS 40-44yr 2km Beach Run World Champion