Australia's new conditioning coach November 21, 2005

Cordy replaces Campbell as fitness specialist

Cricinfo staff

Jock Campbell's five-year stint came to an end © Getty Images

Justin Cordy has replaced Jock Campbell as the new strength and conditioning coach of the Australian side.

Cricket Australia officials said Cordy, who is currently employed by Australian Football League (AFL) club Western Bulldogs in Melbourne, will start work with the Australian team in the next four weeks. Cordy formerly worked as fitness adviser to the Bangladesh Cricket Board and was the fitness coach to the Australian team in the recent International Rules Series against Ireland.

Michael Brown, Cricket Australia's General Manager of Operations, said Cordy's experience and formal qualifications in physiotherapy and exercise science would be important in managing the training of the Australian players ahead of the next Ashes series against England in 2006-07 as well as the World Cup in 2007.

Campbell retired after a successful stint as Physical Performance Manager with Australia, a post he held since November 2000.