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Bristol City Football Club

Bristol City Football Club

Lead Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach


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Jan 26, 2024


DEPARTMENT: Academy Sports Science

REPORTS TO: Head of Sports Science

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Do you have experience of developing players in an Academy environment?

Do you understand the requirements to play professional football at all levels?

Do you have the ability to develop and work with young people?

Do you have a BSc in Sports Science/Strength and Conditioning?

Do you want to be part of the South West’s ONLY category 2 Academy

If so, we would like to talk to you…

With a vision to build a “1st team squad with a core of home grown talent”, Bristol City FC Academy have seen a record number of Academy players in our First Team squad in the last few years and we are now building our structure for future and continued success. Our First Team are a Championship side with big ambitions and a home for a Premier League team to be proud of. These are our most exciting times and we are looking for committed, exceptional people to join us on our unique journey.

We now require an Lead Academy Strength Conditioning Coach to take an important role in our team and join our Academy Sports Science department.


Lead the SC delivery of U16-U21 Strength Conditioning programmes and the Academy Medical staff in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play programmes (U16-U21).

Lead all U18 and U23 testing collection/analysis including;

Collection and analysis of daily condition monitors (wellness) and readiness to re-perform monitoring, applying appropriate interventions where necessary.

Execution of physical attribute testing procedures, data collation and analysis, including player reviews and relevant intervention prescriptions.

Assist the academy sports science staff in the planning and implementation of physiological training games programme, monitoring external/internal/psycho-social training load through the use of GPS, heart rate and session RPE data where required, particularly in the return to play process.

Assist the Academy Medical staff in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programmes (U18 and U23).

Contribute to the delivery of performance education sessions to all players (U18 and U23), parents and relevant staff.

Ensure the Academy Strength Conditioning services are consistently operating at best-practice standards.

Maintain the professional standards of the Sports Science department at all times.

Provide a clear link between players transitioning from academy to first team training, staying in constant communication with first team medical, sport science and coaching staff.

Support department staff in maintaining sports science/strength conditioning equipment and consumables.

Contribute with verbal and written reports to Academy multi-disciplinary meetings and contribute to both Academy and first team departmental Continuous Professional Development (CPD) whilst conducting regular research into areas of contemporary sport and exercise science.

Essential Skills

Hold at least a BSc in Sports Science (or another relevant discipline) from a recognised university

Hold a current Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (or equivalent/higher)

Previous experience within a professional sports academy environment

Previous experience of long-term athlete development

Desirable Skills

Post-graduate qualification in related subject (SC)

Hold SC accreditation or a willingness to obtain within 6 months

Competencies in Microsoft Excel, interest in power BI, producing training and testing reports for players and staff.

Experience with VALD and Gymaware systems.

Please apply by sending a completed application form and your CV to —

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 9th February 2024.

Note: due to the nature of the role, any job offer is dependent on a DBS Check. All information will be kept by the Safeguarding Officer in strictest confidence.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development, and promotion are designed to ensure that no employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Ashton Gate Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.

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