Training and coaching

Fouache Performance was founded by Elite Performance coach Dean Fouache, with the sole aim of providing the highest quality Performance Coaching for Development, Performance and Elite Motorsport Athletes.

Fouache Performance was founded by Award Winning Performance Coach Dean Fouache in 2018.  With over 13 years experience working in professional sports, Dean is one of the most experienced elite coaches within the United Kingdom. Dean has worked in Super League Rugby League, Welsh Premiership Rugby Union, International Rugby League and National & Commonwealth Fencing, as well as multiple elite Motor Racing categories, formulas and championships.

Over the last 6 years Dean has concentrated on providing Performance Coaching and Race support at the highest levels of Motorsports.  Having worked with former F1 World Champion Jenson Button, former Ferrari F1 runner up Rubens Barrichello, Nissan E.DAMS Formula-E driver Oliver Rowland, and 9 times British Karting Champion Ben Barnicoat, Dean has amassed a wealth of experience in Single Seater, Sports Car, Prototype and Kart Racing

 

**In 2021 Dean will concentrate his efforts on four major projects.

Helping Williams Development Driver, 2 x Macau Grand Prix  and Mclaren Autosport Award Winner Dan Ticktum as he aims to win the Formula 2 World Championship with Carlin Racing, and progress to a full-time Formula One drive in 2022.

Supporting Frank Bird in his assault on the GT World Challenge Europe with the Belgium Super Team WRT Audi, in both the Endurance and Sprint Championships.

Overseeing the physical performance and development  of Elite Driver Management Karters. This includes multiple British and International Karting Champions such as Kanato Le, Ollie Greenall, Jenson Graham & Roman Kamyab.

Finally, supporting the reigning British Super Bike Champions PBM VisionTrack Ducati and their two riders, Christian Iddon and 2 x British Super Bike Champion Josh Brookes.

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 United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning  Association. 

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)
Team Parker Racing
Team Parker Racing
Dams Formula 2
Dams Formula 2
Infinity Sports Management
Infinity Sports Management
Elite Driver Management
Elite Driver Management

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Testimonials

Dan Ticktum
Dan TicktumFormula 2 Racing Driver with Carlin Racing
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I’ve worked with Dean for two seasons now, 2020 and 2021 and it’s been great. Dean is clearly an expert in the Performance Coaching field but he also understands what is needed to take the weight of a drivers shoulders & it’s these things that can really make the difference. For example, If I’ve forgotten something at the track, there’s no debacle or fuss, Dean just does whatever is needed to sort the situation so I can fully focus on the task at hand.

The training camps I’ve done leading up to this season have put me in the best shape I have been in before any season. Our training has always had great variety, mixing traditional gym sessions with Muay Thai or hikes over Dartmoor . There’s no red carpet pre-madonna stuff, Dean says it how it is & we get the work done, this approach has worked really well for me personally!

I will have no hesitation in taking Dean with me to F1 if I manage to get there in 2022. After all has been said and done, he’s a bloody good bloke and the banter we have off track is something that is often lacking in motorsport. I’ve really enjoyed our time so far and am looking forward to many more seasons working together.
Frank Bird
Frank BirdProfessional Racing Driver at WRT Audi
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It’s been great working with Dean for 2 seasons now. He has been brilliant at helping me change my preparations & recovery moving from single seaters to endurance racing.

This has been a massive asset in my preparation, and I can’t thank him enough for that.

It really has been a pleasure to work with Dean, he’s someone you can trust and have great banter with! I look forward to many more years working together!
John Noonan
John NoonanPerformance Coach F2, F3, Everton FC & Huddersfield Giants RL.
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Dean is a World Class Performance Coach. I’ve known Dean both personally and professionally for a number of years and more recently enjoyed working in the same competition category as one another (Formula 2 Championship).

From observation, it’s clear Dean is a highly skilled practitioner and one of the progressive coaches utilising cutting edge methods around driver heat management, neurocognitive training and performance recovery. I would have no hesitation in recommending this consummate professional.
Harry Soden
Harry SodenInfinity Sports Management
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I have worked with Dean with a number of our top drivers and can’t speak highly enough of him. He is incredibly professional, leaves no stone unturned in his preparation of our drivers and has a great ability to deal with, and solve, any problems that are thrown his or the drivers way.

I look forward too many more successful years working together.
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.
Ben Barnicoat
Ben Barnicoat9 times 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.
Mark Workman
Mark WorkmanTeam Manager Newport RFC
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Dean was at Newport RFC from Jan 2014 to July 2016. He was a fantastic addition to our backroom staff not only for his expertise and knowledge around S & C but he added great value to the environment.

It was clear to see massive gains in Power, Speed and overall conditioning from the whole squad but there was also a notable decrease in the number of injuries we suffered due to his training methods.

He’s a very empathetic coach who often thinks outside the box to keep training fresh and fun whilst having a strong work ethic.

For me as the proud Team Manager of Newport RFC, what I appreciated as much as anything was how he bought into the club, appreciated its proud history and genuinely cared about the club, upholding our values and the individuals involved.
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.
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!
Ross Wardle
Ross WardleWales International Rugby League Player
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After a good 08/09 season, I decided I wanted to see if I could reach the next level within Rugby League. I took the decision to train independently with Dean throughout the off season. At the beginning of the season I was in the best shape of my life, bigger and stronger than before but more importantly much more powerful and amazingly my speed had increased dramatically too.

As a result of both of our hard work I received a call up to the full Welsh International Rugby League squad which went on to win the Euro Nations Tournament in October 2009.

It goes without saying I would recommend Dean to anyone looking to reach the next level within their chosen sport.
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.
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!
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.
Sam Stephens
Sam StephensWelsh National Skiing Champion
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I have been ski racing for a few years now and I wanted to try and improve as an athlete. Dean knows everything there is to know about turning a regular sports person (like me) into an athlete.

Within weeks of training with Dean my results improved dramatically!

I began to get on the podium in races and everyone noticed a difference in how I was skiing. I am now Welsh National Champion on the dry ski slope, I represent Wales on dry slope and on snow, and I have recently been invited to train on snow with the England Alpine Team.
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