Filippo holds a MSc (Hons) in Strength and Conditioning from Northumbria University of Newcastle and he is currently covering the role of Head of Athletic Development here at Stirling County RFC, where he oversees the physical development of over 150 athletes ranging from Club Academy to Super 6. He played rugby himself for 15 years with a short stint in pro rugby in his country of origin, Italy. He then moved onto coaching and athletic development, working across Italy, New Zealand and UK, for organisations like Rugby Parma FC, Sunderland AFC, and Waitakere City Rugby Club. Amongst other qualifications, he holds World Rugby S&C Level 2, ISAK Anthropometrist Level 1 and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certifications