Martin Waldron - Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment
Martin is tasked with identifying, recruiting and retaining the best schoolboys aged 5 to 16 within our catchment area. He manages a network of scouts, ensuring the best local talents are being watched through leagues, junior clubs, soccer camps, schools, festivals and development centres.
Joan Farrelly - Academy Office Manager
Joan's duties include the administration and organisation of all office practice within the Academy.
Sean Lundon - Academy Coach: 12-16s Programme
Sean implements and oversees the technical programme from u12-16, as well as coaching the u16 age group. In doing so, Sean establishes their training philosophy and games programme, and liaises with the recruitment department over players in these age groups.
John McKeown - Strength & Conditioning Coach
John’s responsibilities include developing player-specific profiling throughout the Academy, and developing training programmes that obtain and retain optimal football fitness throughout the season, whilst developing all aspects of fitness as players’ progress through the Academy system.
Dan Hargreaves - Data Analyst
Dan provides the technical and senior staff with any form of data analysis that they require, working across all the technical departments to help inform decisions and piece together the decision-making process. In doing so, Dan manages the Club's performance management system, undertakes research projects and ensures we remain pro-active and not re-active to changes in the game.