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Job listing closed on 17 Nov 2023
28 Oct 2023

Academy Physical Performance Coach

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 26 Oct 2023

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date of Applications - 16th November 2023

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 Academy Physical Performance Coach you will assist in the planning, delivery, and review of integrated physical performance support throughout the whole MCWFC pathway in line with the academy performance services strategy. Ensure that players at every stage of the pathway are developing the physical characteristics to progress and ultimately perform at the highest levels of the women’s game.

You will lead in the physical development of the U12 and U14 squads by planning, delivering, and reviewing physical performance plans, monitoring internal and external load, and ensuring on-pitch training meets required demands for future elite performance.

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 dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

1. Integrated & Individual Strength & Conditioning

  • Responsible for the planning, delivery, and review of evidence informed strength & conditioning programmes (on/off-pitch) that maximise individual physical development and group physical performance and are aligned to the MCFC Performance Services strategy.

  • Implementation of age & stage specific S&C programming & coaching to teams & individuals

  • Working collaboratively with coaches to ensure the design & delivery of representative on-pitch training practices that achieve technical/tactical and physical outcomes.

  • Collaborate with injury management team to deliver strength and conditioning programmes that contribute to return to play and rehabilitation of long-term injuries.

2. Monitoring Systems & Benchmarking

  • Planning, delivery, and review of age & stage-relevant pathway monitoring processes & benchmarking including, growth & maturation, physical profiling, internal and external workload monitoring, neuromuscular state, and wellness.

3. Educational Content Delivery

  • Deliver an educational curriculum to ensure that players develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours relevant to the development of elite senior players in the areas of football specific physical preparation, performance, and recovery.

What we are looking for


Essential Qualifications

  • BSc in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning or related area.
  • Working towards UKSCA Accreditation or equivalent
  • First Aid qualification

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in a sporting environment.
  • Some understanding of working effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of developing and delivering physical development programmes to achieve objective performance impact.
  • An ability to develop excellent relationships with players, coaches & the wider MDT.
  • An ability to reflect on current working practice & adapt as required.
  • An ability to utilise performance related data to inform practice.


  • Experience working in professional sport.
  • Previous experience working with female athletes/in Women’s sport.
  • BASES accreditation
  • UKSCA accreditation or equivalent
  • Experience in delivering/contributing to injury rehabilitation/return to play programmes.
  • A recognised postgraduate qualification (ie MSc) in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning or related area

Welcome to your City

City Football Group is on a mission to become the world’s leading sports entertainment organisation, and we will continually push to achieve this with talented colleagues from diverse and wide-ranging backgrounds.

Those different perspectives and experiences will continue to help us empower better lives, create electric moments for the fans and seize opportunities for the future.

Positive impact that leads to lasting change is at the core of our values, if you want to be part of this forward movement, we welcome you