Barnsley F.C. Academy – Performance Analysis Paid Intern

Barnsley F.C. Academy are looking for a full time, highly motivated and enthusiastic performance analyst graduate for filming, coding and data analysis of U21 and U18 games, providing reports and statistics to the appropriate coaching and support staff. The successful candidate will be required to engage with other P.A. interns in regard to the support delivered to the remaining age groups throughout the clubs Academy (U9-U21).

More details of the position can be found at .

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to by 10pm on Friday, December 19th, 2014 highlighting your previous experiences and why you may be suitable for this role. Interviews are to be held in the week commencing Monday, January 5th, 2015.

Graduating to Performance Analyst Positions

Two students who worked as performance analyst interns with Lincoln City FC Academy last year have landed positions with other professional football clubs after graduation. Chris Bentley (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science) and Calum Johnson (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching) were two of a team who videoed matches and prepared reports for Academy coach Damian Froggatt. In order to be useful, the videos had to be analysed and reports completed within a couple of days and this gave Chris and Calum excellent experience of the demands of this type of work.

But their hard work and dedication has been rewarded. Calum is combining work at Brighton & Hove Albion with a Masters in Sports Performance Analysis, and Chris is working with both Arsenal and Cambridge City. (We guess that’s OK as long as they’re not likely to be playing each other!).

Chris Calum
Chris and Calum at their graduation ceremony

Congratulations to them both! They join previous graduates Nick Benett, Adam Housley and Chris Mugglestone who work for Brentford, Rotherham United and the FA, respectively.

We will be picking their brains with regard to advice on how to break into the competitive world of performance analysis. Watch this space!

Performance analyst positions are currently available through IMPress with Lincoln City Academy, Lincs FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence and the county’s junior squash academy. Contact us for more details of these positions, or if you would like to explore the possibilities of working with other teams (such as University sports societies).

Performance Analyst – Scunthorpe United FC (Deadline: 13th June)

Scunthorpe United FC are seeking a candidate to work as a performance analyst in a voluntary capacity for the 2014/5 season. Two of the School’s students have had very successful experiences in this role in previous seasons.

Full details are available here: ADVERT Scunthorpe United Football Club Role.

Closing date is 13th June.

Interviews will take place week beginning 16th June.

Start date approx. 7th July



England Cricket Presentation (Tues 22nd October)

We are very pleased to announce that Liam Sanders – performance analyst & biomechanist for the England cricket team – will be giving a presentation about his work in the Coaching Suite at 6pm on Tuesday 22nd October.

The talk is open to all, but could you please email Sandy Willmott at if you would like to attend.