Head of Sports Science and Performance Analysis
Paul is responsible for the development and enhancement of the sports science and performance analysis support offered to the first team professional players and coaching staff at the club.
Using an integrated proactive approach to the scientific management of player development, the aim is to improve individual and team performance. Paul graduated with a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, in 1995.
He also currently works for the Swedish National Team where he is responsible for sports science and performance analysis support. Paul first teamed up with Nigel Pearson in 2008 at Southampton and like Nigel is enjoying his 2nd spell with the Foxes having re-joined the club in December 2011.
First Team Sports Scientist
Matt is responsible for the implementation of effective sports science services at the football club, with the main objectives of reducing injury occurrence, improving player and team physical preparation, athletic development and overall performance.
A former scholar at Fulham’s Academy, Matt started work as an intern for Leicester City in the League One winning campaign, then spent 17 months at Hull City before returning to the club in late 2011.
He has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University.
Strength & Power Coach
With a background in sports science, the former Leicester Tigers Strength and Conditioning Coach joined the Foxes in summer 2012 to focus on developing the power of the 1st team and U21 players.
As well as strength, power and speed work in the gym, Mitchell also works on injury prevention – with an emphasis on reducing the frequency of soft tissue injuries.
A former Wolverhampton Wanderers Sports Science Intern, Mitchell graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2009 with a degree in sports science.
Sports Science Intern
A Sport and Exercise graduate from Loughborough University, Tom is responsible for processing the GPS and heart rate data which is recorded during the first team and U21 training sessions as well as the preparation of nutritional supplements before and after training.
Tom has had previous experience as a Sports Science Intern with Leicester Tigers and coaching at soccer camps in America.
Strength and Power Intern
Pete assists with the first team, U21s and U18s strength and conditioning sessions. These sessions include speed, power and prehab work.
The Sport and Exercise graduate from Loughborough University also works closely with the U21 player management database system, where he processes and analyses the data to look for trends in injury prevention.
Pete is a former Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town scholar who has also completed an internship at Leicester Tigers.
Sports Science Intern
Having completed a year’s internship at the club last season, Tom has returned to Loughborough University to complete the final year of his undergraduate degree.
He does, however, continue to report to the club one day a week, helping with the Sports Science support.
This involves the data collection and analysis of; player load during training and heart rate responses during a bout of sub-maximal exercise pre-training as a measure of “readiness to perform”.
Consultant - Strength & Power Mentor
Alex oversees the development of strength, speed and power of the first team squad.
Through best practice, his objectives are to optimise the performance enhancement of each individual player.
Alex is also currently Head of Strength and Conditioning at Leicester Tigers and has previously spent time working for London Wasps, as well as an intern during the England Rugby Union team’s 2013 World Cup preparation camp.
He graduated from The University of Essex, with a Sport and Exercise Science degree.
Consultant - Performance Nutritionist
Dan is a certified clinical and performance nutritionist and has been with the team from 2011 overseeing nutrition services to the first team and development squad.
He has a degree in Food Science, an MSc in Dietetics with State Registration and completed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) post grad diploma in sports nutrition in 2010.
As a Senior Performance Nutritionist at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) based at Bisham Abby he currently manages services for GB Hockey, GB Skeleton and Harlequins Rugby Union. Outside of the EIS Dan has a busy consultancy portfolio that is supported via his unique online system www.proathletes.co.uk.
Prior to working at the Institute he was the full time performance nutritionist with the Welsh Senior men’s rugby team from 2002-2008 and his expertise is in the provision of nutrition support to team sports.
Consultant - Performance Psychologist
Ken focuses on the ‘mental game’ for all first team and U21 players - working on aspects like confidence, focus, belief, concentration, mental toughness and resilience.
He has also worked with Nigel Pearson at Southampton and Hull City. His experience includes working with three international teams as well as UK, Commonwealth and World Champions in different sports.
His main qualifications (gained at three universities) are in psychology and psychotherapy and he was recently invited to lecture to Harvard University head coaches.
Ken is also the author of a Sports Psychology book entitled ‘Mental Mastery’ (published in January 2011).
Senior First Team Performance Analyst
As the Senior Analyst at the club, Andy is responsible for providing feedback in both visual and statistical formats on match performance to the football manager, coaching staff and players.
The role incorporates the production of pre-match presentations of upcoming opponents as well as compiling de-brief presentations of LCFC individual and team performances with footage of key incidents over the course of the season.
Andy is a graduate in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and also holds an FA Fitness Trainers Award. He has previously worked with Reading Football Club and Hawk-Eye Innovations in tennis, cricket, and snooker.
First Team Performance Analyst
Working with Senior Analyst Andy Blake, Pete provides post-match video and statistical feedback to both staff and players, and films all home and away games for analysis purposes.
Database management and the in-depth analysis of footage and statistics are also encompassed within the role.
Pete joined the analysis team at Leicester City in 2011 after his role as the performance analyst for his university team, Cardiff Met FC, where he graduated with a degree in Sport Coaching before completing an MSc in Performance Analysis.
Head Of Technical Scouting
Rob is responsible for complimenting traditional scouting methods with analytical insights. He both highlights and profiles prospective transfer targets based domestically and abroad.
This information is then fed back to the clubs Head of Recruitment/Assistant Manager Steve Walsh and Senior Scouting Co-ordinator David Mills. He is also responsible for observing the opposition prior to their game with LCFC and compiling a summary report for the management team. Rob started at Leicester City as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the club and Loughborough University in 2009.
His first role at the club was as 1st team Performance Analyst before becoming Head of Technical Scouting in December 2011.
Rob has a 1st class Hons degree in Sports Science (Psychology) and an MSc in the Psychology of Sport from LJM University. He is currently studying for a PhD at Loughborough University under the stewardship of Dr. Chris Cushion.
Technical Scouting Intern
Ben's primary role at Leicester City is to assist the club's Head of Technical Scouting in providing analytical insights into the performances of prospective transfer targets.
He is also responsible for conducting research into recent transfer trends within domestic competition. His other primary role is to code all of the ball contacts made by LCFC players in competitive match-play.
Ben started at the club in pre-season of the current 2012/2013 season having previously undertaken work experience placements at both ProZone Sports (Nov 2012 - June 2011) and Notts County FC (January 2012-May 2012).
Ben has a BSc honours degree in Sports Coaching from Leeds Metroploitan University where he graduated in the summer of 2012.