Amy Spencer & Megan Hill (Southampton FC): Maturation in a Professional Football Academy.

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Amy Spencer is an Accredited Sports Psychologist at Southampton FC. She has worked at the club for the last eight years ranging from 1st team players to U9’s, covering various aspects of performance to well-being. She is also currently completing a PhD in mindfulness in football. Megan Hill is a final year PhD Student at […]

Andy Woodward (Barnard Castle School): Becoming a more holistic coach

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Andy Woodward is the Head of Performance Sport and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Barnard Castle School. In this episode Andy discusses: His background in the Royal Air Force. What his role looks like day to day in the school How coaching multiple sports has made him a better coach. The importance of being holistic […]

Ask the Expert: Johnny Harris-Wright (Bristol Rugby)

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Give us a bit of background on yourself… (sporting career, qualifications, coaching experience) I have played rugby most of my life and was lucky enough to play representative rugby in New Zealand and in Ireland at school boy and college level for my home province of Leinster. My most relevant qualifications would be my Undergraduate Degree in Strength and Conditioning and I am […]

Ask the Expert – Tom Smale (Leaf Academy)

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Would you mind giving us a bit of background about yourself? I studied at University of Stirling getting a BA (Hons) in Sports Studies and MSc in Sports Coaching. Whilst doing my MSc got the opportunity to shadow S&C sessions run by the University and Sportscotland Institute of Sport and realised this would be a […]