Born in Kroonstad, South Africa, Gerhard grew up as a keen Rugby player, representing the Cheetahs Academy.

After graduating from the University of the Freestate in Bloemfontein with a degree in Physiotherapy, 'Mozzy' made the move to the UK taking a role with the Bears in 2001 as Head Physio.

A larger than life character, Gerhard ensures the Academy and First Team are in optimal condition to take the field and perform at their best.