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.
Joel Waldron - Academy Coordinator
Joel is responsible for co-ordinating the day-to-day running of the Academy. This consists of all the administration surrounding player registrations, fixtures, Academy events and tournaments, and player welfare issues. He provides all the necessary assistance for the technical staff, as well as considering ways to ensure the Academy continues to improve and stay ahead of the competition.
Danny Philpott - Head of National Player Recruitment
Danny’s role is to recruit players from the UK and internationally to join our successful Academy programme, specifically between the ages of 14 to 17. As such, Danny ensures that all the relevant systems are in place to support the recruitment process, and that our Academy is an attractive proposition for any young footballer.