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Football Association of Wales

Football Association of Wales

Performance Analysis Lead


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Feb 21, 2024



The FAW is looking to recruit a Performance Analyst Lead.  The purpose of the role is to oversee and undertake effective performance analysis for the Cymru Women’s National Squad and to develop and implement best practice workflows as a model for analysts supporting Cymru intermediate age groups. The role will also contribute to the implementation of the Our Wales – High Performance Strategy.


Lead all analysis support for the Cymru national squad including organisation and delegation of work to the dedicated support analyst and any other analyst or student when appropriate

Undertake opposition analysis for Cymru national squad and present in appropriate manner to coaches and players

Undertake post-match analysis for Cymru national squad and present in appropriate manner to coaches and players in line with Welsh Way Playing Philosophy and specific game plans

Lead on expanded support during major tournaments (opposition analysis & scouting)

Appropriately manage the databasing and archiving of Cymru national squad matches, training sessions, best practice library and supporting analysis work

Manage distribution of videos and information for Cymru national squad via online platform

Benchmark Cymru national squad performance against successful teams in line with FAW What It Takes To Win metrics

Maximise analysis support through research and awareness of contemporary practice and innovation in technology

Develop workflows and practice in line with FAW High Performance Strategy

Develop and maximise relationships with national squad coaches including proactively contributing to tactical game plans and long-term development of team playing style and philosophy

Develop and maximise relationships with key stakeholders eg UEFA, FIFA and other National Associations in order to share opposition footage and working practices

Develop contemporary resources for inclusion in training and education programmes for coaches and players

Manage and organise performance analysis equipment (hardware & software) for the Cymru national squad

Line-manage dedicated support squad analyst in line with FAW line-management protocols

Recruit & mentor individuals on the student placement scheme where appropriate

Undertake additional analysis support work across all programmes when required and as directed by the Head of Performance Analysis and Football Insights

Proactively undertake a programme of personal and professional development

Person Specification 



Undergraduate degree in Performance Analysis or related subject


Post-graduate degree in Performance Analysis or related subject

UEFA B Licence (or above)

​Professional accreditation as a performance analyst



Comprehensive understanding of contemporary video analysis technology and software applications

Excellent understanding of contemporary coaching practice

Appropriate IT competencies (MacOS)


Understanding of networking and streaming technology for real-time analysis

Understanding of databasing and visualisation tools and software

Understanding of UEFA match protocols and processes for analysis provision at international matches

​Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh



Experienced in leading performance analysis support at the elite level in football, ideally within the Women's and Girls game.

Experienced in utilising video analysis software such as SBG Focus / Match Tracker, Angles, Sportscode, Nacsport or similar

Experienced in utilising annotation software such as RT Tactic, Coach Paint, Pierro, Klipdraw, Metrica or similar

Experience of working directly with coaches and players

Experienced in undertaking and presenting comprehensive opposition analysis

Experienced in gathering, analysing and visualising data as an integrated part of the analysis process

Experienced in line-management and / or mentoring of other analysts or students

Experienced in producing detailed, accurate work under strict time-constraints


Experience of national squad camp environment

Experience of undertaking real-time ‘in-game’ analysis and providing suitable feedback and interventions during the game and at half-time

Experienced in dealing with UEFA Match Supervisors and organising filming / analysis positions at away fixtures (UK and abroad)

Experienced in building and developing databases and dashboard systems for analysis and benchmarking purposes

Experienced in creating analysis resources for coach education

Role Specific Information 

The post holder will be required to travel internationally on a regular basis

The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All employees must provide proof of right to work in the UK.

Spoken and written Welsh are desirable.

Full, clean driving licence and access to own vehicle with business insurance​

FAW Values

Our values underpin the FAW vision and guide all aspects of our work:

Excellence – we approach every challenge with determination and a drive to deliver our very best in all we do. We display commitment, motivation, discipline and perseverance, and hold ourselves accountable for results. In every aspect of business and sport, we strive to excel.

Family – we promote a welcoming culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is embraced. Through the power of the collective, we’ll continue to expand our football family, welcoming anyone who wants to achieve great things for Wales

Respect – we believe that different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds are fundamental for success. We’ll earn the respect of others through our commitment to be open, honest, ethical and fair.

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