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Crystal Palace Football Club

Crystal Palace Football Club

Lead U18 Academy Performance Analyst


posting Date

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Apr 16, 2024


About the job
Job Location Academy Training Ground BR3 1NZ

Contract Type Full-time

Salary/ ROP Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Crystal Palace Football Club are seeking a forward thinking and proactive individual to join our open minded, progressive Academy Performance Analysis Department. The Academy Performance Analysis Department looks to maximise the skillsets of each individual staff member to enhance the content produced within each area of our delivery cycle. The Department works collaboratively with Coaching staff to provide and deliver high quality analysis content through a variety of different methods to support the Academy Technical and Tactical programme.

The Department has an excellent track record of providing a platform for the development of Performance Analysts, helping to improve individual’s skillsets. In this role you will have the opportunity to be a vital member within the Academy Analysis Department. The role will provide an opportunity to gain insight into a broad range of analysis processes. Leading the analysis processes for the U18 age group (pre, live, post, statistical, databases).


Film, and capture games, training and other educational content.
Analyse player development through training/match footage and coach assessments to assist in creating individual development programmes and aiding player pathways.
Analyse opposition match footage providing insights to the relevant coaching staff and creating detailed reports to facilitate game plan creation.
Providing staff/players with video, data and material that supports the development of individual players and support the implementation of the playing style.
Continually maintain individual player development databases for use in tracking and bench marking players.
Contribute to the development and management of best practice video libraries for use in coach education.
Sharing of relevant video, data and other resources with staff, players and parents using various technology platforms
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


BSc in Performance analysis or in similar field or equivalent experience.
UEFA C Licence or Level 2 Coaching qualification and/or experience playing football
Experience of providing analysis support with an elite football club
Forward-thinking and proactive individual
Excellent Understanding of the Hudl Pro Suite (Sportscode, Hudl, Studio, iCoda).
2 Years Experience working in an elite sporting environment.
Understanding of video editing software.
Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office and Apple equivalent’s (Keynote, PowerPoint).
Highly efficient in using equipment to capture content.
Competency is using Scouting database software (Wyscout).
Available to work flexible hours, such as weekends and evenings


Competency/understanding in programming languages / data science.
Competency in using Tableau & Power BI
MSc in Performance analysis or in similar field or equivalent experience.


Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
Travel Season Ticket loan
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, please contact ). We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.

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