Our Valuable Team Members

George Martin, BSc., MSc.

Co-Founder, Academic Director & Lecturer

George Martin oversees all academic qualifications offered through the National Sports College.  He also lectures in Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Gym Instruction, Exercise to Music, Sports Massage and Business Management.  George has over 25 years experience in the sport/health fitness industry as an instructor, coach, tutor, therapist and manager.


  • BSc. (Hons) in Sport Science (QQI Level 8)
  • MSc. in Strength & Conditioning (QQI Level 9)
  • International Certificate in Exercise & Health Studies
  • National Qualification in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Certified Tutor Coach (Coaching Ireland)
  • Train the Trainer Certified (QQI Level 6)
  • Certificate in Information Technology & Computer Studies
  • Registered Sport & Active Leisure Assessor

Michelle Martin, BA

Co-Founder & College Administrator

As College Administrator, Michelle has numerous roles which include student registrations and management, quality assurance and  digital marketing.


  • BA in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management & Marketing
  • Certificate in Accounting Systems
  • Train the Trainer Certified (QQI Level 6)
  • Certificate in Personal Training
  • Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise
  • Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Exercise to Music
  • Children’s Officer

Michelle has 15 years experience in business management and accounting.

Allison Duggan, MSc., BSc.

Programme Director & Lecturer

Allison Duggan is Programme Director for Physical and Bodywork Therapies and lectures in Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Massage, Injury Management, Orthopaedic Sports Massage, Sports Taping & Strapping, Kinesio Taping, Hot & Cold Therapies and Clinic Management.


  • BSc in Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy (QQI Level 8)
  • MSc (Research) in Sports Nutrition (QQI Level 9)
  • Higher Certificate in Physiology & Health Science (QQI Level 6)
  • Registered Assessor for Sports Therapies