Maximising Potential to Optimise Performance
Developing the highest quality Performance Coaching for elite sport and everyday athletes
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Training and coaching

Fouache Performance was founded by Strength Conditioning and Performance coach Dean Fouache,
developing the highest quality Performance Coaching for Elite Sport and Everyday Athletes.

Dean has over 10 years experience in professional sports and has worked in Super League Rugby League, Welsh Premiership Rugby Union, International Rugby League, Commonwealth Fencing and most recently in the role of Head of Human Performance with the World Endurance Championship and Blancpain GT Motor Racing Team Strakka Racing – Mercedes AMG.

Dean is an Accredited Strength and Coaching Coach with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, has studied a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University and was awarded the Highly Prestigious Award of Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2014 by the UKSCA. Dean is also the only Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Strength & Conditioning Coach within the South West of England (May 2019).

Dean has also provided Performance Coaching and Race Support to some of the best racing drivers in the world including former F1 World Champion Jenson Button, former Ferrari F1 runner up Rubens Barrichello and Nismo Formula E driver Oliver Rowland, as well as 7 times British Karting Champion Ben Barnicoat.

Areas of expertise

Development Athletes

Athletes with less than two full years of structured training. This stage focuses on the athlete learning the fundamental of Strength and Conditioning.

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Performance Athletes

Athletes with 3+ years of structured training, focusing on the athlete training to directly impact performance in a positive way by getting stronger, faster, and more powerful.

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Everyday Athletes

Athletes who are training to improve the quality of their lives. This could be a 5km run, getting stronger or continuing to train after a professional career.

Who we help

Teams we’ve worked with:

Celtic Crusaders Rugby League
Wales Rugby League
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South Wales Scorpions Rugby League
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Newport RFC
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Strakka Racing – Mercedes AMG
Russell Swords
Russell Swords Fencing Academy
Hintsa Performance (Motorsports)
AW Performance
AW Performance (Motorsports)

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Andy Lindley
Andy Lindley Head of Youth Development, Wales Rugby League
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Dean is an exemplary professional with a proven track record who quickly blended into the Wales Rugby League (WRL) Performance Department ranks and ‘gave value’ to the program we delivered. He was a role model for the younger players within the WRL system who inspired excellence. Dean was a highly valued member of the Wales Rugby League organisation.
Raj Popat
Raj Popat2 x Welsh National Badminton Champion
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Dean is a very knowledgeable and dedicated Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dean’s many years of experience working with a variety of rackets sports has led Dean to have a great understanding of exactly what is needed to excel!
Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson Aston Martin – Blancpain GT
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During my season driving for Strakka Racing – McLaren GT in the Blancpain GT championship, Dean was a highly valued member of my race team. He challenged to improve in the gym, oversaw my race hydration, nutrition and importantly my recovery between race stints. I really value his help and the banter made the whole season more enjoyable!
Dr Laura Jackson
Dr Laura JacksonMountaineer
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I have been training with Dean for over 6 months now and every session has been a real pleasure. Dean has pushed me out of my comfort zone by introducing new and challenging exercises with each session. After injuring myself, Dean was able to liaise with my Physiotherapist and put in place an agreed rehab program to get me back to full function.
Megan Ware
Megan WareFencing Commonwealth Silver Medallist
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Working with Dean was personally the best training experience I have had whilst training as an athlete. He really pushed me to my limits in a fun and challenging way, and I saw improvements in my mental and physical toughness as a result. Whilst under his wing I was lucky enough to compete in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Cape Town where I won a Silver Medal, and I credit Dean’s training strategies as part of that success. He truly is a great guy and will listen to your goals and help you achieve them in the best way he can.
Alvaro Perente
Alvaro PerenteProfessional Racing Driver at K-PAX Racing
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I had the chance to work with Dean for the whole of the 2017 & 2018 season with Strakka Racing – Mercedes AMG. Dean was always ready to keep me in top shape and in a good fresh condition ready for the next stint. In endurance racing it’s crucial that we are in the best possible condition as we give our all behind the wheel. I had some great races last year and part of that was the recovery protocols Dean implemented for me. Dean and his team really saved me at times as I can become quite dehydrated in the car and had struggled previously with muscle cramps. Dean insured I was able to perform at my best in the most difficult of conditions leading to podium results for the whole team.
Maxi Buhk
Maxi BuhkProfessional Racing Driver at Mercedes AMG
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The partnership with Dean was a level of Race Support I had not experienced before. Dean and his team always provided everything a driver needs in preparation to get into the car as well as taking care of recovery when I got out between race stints. Dean was always there for the drivers whenever we needed treatments or specific advice. Dean always created a friendly atmosphere. We had great chats and a good laugh which I really enjoyed!
Ben Barnicoat
Ben BarnicoatProfessional Racing Driver with McLaren & 7 time British Karting Champion.
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My year working with Dean was also my first season in Sport Car Racing. Going from open cockpit single seaters to closed cockpit sports cars was a new challenge where I faced different physical aspects that I hadn’t faced before. The temperature in GT’s could reach in excess of 50 degrees which I found hard initially, but working with Dean away from the track really helped me prepare for these climates. Dean was right there when I needed him at the track keeping me hydrated and in good physical shape to ensure I recovered well and was ready for my next stint.
 Don Armand
Don Armand England International Rugby Player
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Chez is brilliant at what she does, both from a knowledge point of view and her ability to work out what each individual client needs! Very professional & I would highly recommend!
Alex Stott
Alex StottF1 Performance Coach
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Dean is a truly world class Strength and Conditioning Coach. His expertise and knowledge, along with his ability to get the most from each individual, is exceptional. His background and results with athletes across a range of sports at all levels speak for itself.