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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

U18's Physical Performance Coach


posting Date

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Jun 24, 2024


Location: Manchester, GB
Opening Date: 21 Jun 2024
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date of Applications – 28th June 2024

Our Story

Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the club became Manchester City FC in 1894. Behind each title lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.

Our Winning Team

MCFC is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.

As an U18 Physical Performance Coach you will deliver, manage and develop physical performance support to the U18s squad of the Professional Development Phase of the Academy.

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and a simply health cash plan, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

The U18s Physical Performance Coach will be responsible for the physical development of academy footballers within the U18s squad of the Professional Development Phase (PDP) in accordance with the physical philosophy of the Academy.
Plan, deliver and evaluate on- and off-pitch physical development sessions for the U18s squad designed to enhance the athletic capabilities of the young players.
Assist with the monitoring and assessment of young player’s physical development. This will include the management of data collection, analysis, reporting and providing effective feedback to coaches, key stakeholders, and players.
Work with an interdisciplinary approach, maintaining strong professional relationships with performance, medical, coaching, and operational staff.
Assist with the the practical implementation of appropriate nutrition and hydration strategies for players within U18s in collaboration with the academy nutritionist.
Uphold continual professional development, leading and contributing to age and sport-specific research.
Contribute to the development of scientifically underpinned protocols for all aspects of physical performance support.

Work closely with coaches to ensure the physical development requirements are optimised through the football curriculum.

What we are looking for


Experience of delivery of sports science/S&C support within elite academy team sports environment
(Football desirable)

Prior responsibility of physical development and coaching experience with youth athletes.
Post-graduate qualification in Sports Science / Strength & Conditioning / Equivalent
Industry recognised strength & conditioning certification (UKSCA, NSCA, or ASCA)
Current FA Safeguarding Certification
Current Emergency First Aid Certification


Significant experience of employing underpinning research to monitor/track, evaluate and develop athletic performance – individual within a team setting.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited (or currently engaged in the accreditation process)

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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