Full Name: Axel Reiser

Known as: Axel

Background: I have started coaching with my mum in our local sports club at the age of 16 or 17. Most of my life I have worked with kids or teenagers in sport clubs (gymnastics, running, swimming and triathlon). I coach the high school aged triathletes in Christchurch for nearly 10 years now. At the same time I have work with adults since 1990. Most of my work is for commercial operators for bike guiding and other outdoor activities.

Coaching qualifications: TRINZ coach, Performance Coach Advance, Regional Youth Coordinator Canterbury

Coaching experience: started coaching when I was 17 - I coaches in gymnastics, swimming, running triathlon and all forms of skiing

Coaching goal: Help each athlete to reach their potential

Sporting experience: I am a skier, mountaineer, triathlete, runner - I ride MTBs and have played competitive soccer, volleyball, tennis - in simple words "I like to move"

Sporting goal: stay active

Sporting hero/heroine: Vegard Ulvang (Norwegian cross country legend)

Favourite recovery food: Sabine’s [wife] home made egg plant rolls