Jay Farrant, the founder and head coach of ABS Powerlifting, relocated to Ireland from North Germany in 2010 after serving with the Welsh Cavalry.
It was during his time in the Army that Jay developed a passion for training and fitness, working as a PTI in the QDG and participating in various sports teams. In 2012, Jay competed in Powerlifting for the first time and established the ABS Powerlifting team.
Over the next few years, he built one of the largest teams in Ireland within the IDFPA. In 2015, Jay and Sean Ryan founded the IrishPF (IPF affiliate) to pursue a higher level of competition and began developing the federation.
From 2016 to 2023, Jay held the positions of Secretary General and Head Coach with the IrishPF, concluding his last term as president from 2021 to 2023.
As the head coach of the Irish National team, Jay played a crucial role in the development and success of the international team, personally coaching at 14 World and European Championships and building a coaching team is now respected World wide on the international platform.
Under his guidance, Ireland achieved the highest success ratio in the world for attempt selection at International competitions.
Jay is highly regarded within the IPF and has coached numerous World, European, and National record holders and champions, making him one of the most accomplished coaches on the international platform.
Beyond the IPF, Jay has coached at various PRO competitions, including the Kern US Open, Ghost Clash, ABS PRO, Clash of Titans, and XPC Poland. His roster of athletes includes some of the strongest individuals in the world, from ATWR holders to the strongest male and female powerlifters in Europe.
In addition to powerlifting, Jay has also works with professional fighters, notably Johnny Walker (UFC) and Nathan Kelly (PFL). In 2023, both athletes were main events in their respective arenas and remained undefeated throughout the year.
While specializing in powerlifting coaching, Jay has also worked with multiple sports as an S&C coach, gaining experience with field athletes, fighters, and Sports Therapy during his time at the Sports Surgery Clinic.