Chris is the Sports Scientist with Lille FC. He has written 2 books on the topic and published a number of research articles on football. Chris has a tremendous amount of experience in the area and shared plenty in this interview.
Andy is a volunteer Performance Analyst with Cheltenham Town who currently play in League 2 in England. Andy’s story shows a way students can earn invaluable skills and pick up experience while still in college. He has also told me that should anybody wish to get in contact with him or get his advice on anything he would be happy to help. Simple email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your email onto him.
Daniel is a video analyst in New Zealand and has worked with the Northland RU, Aukland RU and the Blues Super 14 side. He has also been involved in many tours with different representative sides in NZ. Daniel gives a good insight into life as video analyst.
Alexis is a Performance Analyst at the Australian Institute of Sport. In this interview Alexis gives us some idea what it’s like to work at an Institute of Sport and handle several hundred athletes and coaches across all different sports. His role involves much more than just video analysis as you will hear him describe.
Jarrod is the Performance Analysis Manager with the Brisbane Lions AFL side. In this interview Jarrod gives us a really good insight to life as a performance analyst and what type of role he performs at the club. Jarrod was honest and open so regardless of your sport you are bound to learn something from this one.
Mike is the head performance analyst with the Worcester Warriors having previously held the same post at the Ospreys. In the interview Mike details his typical working week and offers some advice for amateur coaches and students on getting started in Perfromance Analysis.
A Special thanks to the IRB for this one. Every week they produce Total Rugby Radio, a half-hour programme dedicated to the world of Rugby. They kindly let me share this interview with Adam Grainger the London Wasps Video Analyst. You will also hear the views of players Tom Rees and James Haskell, who give their view of video analysis from a players point of view. If you want to subscribe to the IRB radio show, which is out every Thursday click here… Hope you enjoy the interview and please leave me any feedback.
|Interview # 3 – Jamie Hamilton, Canterbury Crusaders, NZ |
Jamie is video analyst to the Canterbury Crusaders in New Zealand. He had a very successful career as a player with the Leicester Tigers, winning 2 Heineken Cups, before becoming their video analyst in 2003. Jamie is a full time video analyst and he shares his experiences on his role on match day, preparing for the opposition and life as a video analyst. I am delighted Jamie gave me some of his time and I hope you find the interview as interesting as I did.
|Interview # 2 – Florence O’Driscoll, Ilen Rovers, Cork|
Florence is currently the manager of Ilen Rovers, a senior Gaelic Football Team based in Co. Cork. Back in 2005 Flor took an innovative step in employing video analysis at club level, proving that the benefits can be seen at club as well as county level. Flor talks to me about Ilen’s sudden rise from Junior football to competing against teams like Nemo Rangers in the Cork Football Final. I hope you enjoy.
Richie has been involved with the Louth Senior Gaelic Football Team since Eamon McEnaney took charge in 2005. It has been a fast learning curve at times but the work Richie has put in has contributed significantly to Louth being one of the top 12 sides in the Ireland twice in the last three years. Richie fills us in on his role as video analyst.