Physical Performance Coach

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Coaching Premier League Sports Science

Job Description

Job Summary


Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with an estimated 615.5 million global followers.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes

Tottenham Hotspur is a world-famous football club based in North London. Off the pitch, the Club has a strong and successful business model centered around building a platform for long-term success. The women’s team (THWFC) is fully professional and competes in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and The FA Cup. The Club also operates a talent pathway for female players aged 8-21yrs.

The Club is seeking a Physical Performance Coach to work with our Women’s Academy Programme with players aged 13-21yrs.

The position will involve working irregular hours (e.g. evenings / Saturdays / Sundays / Bank Holidays) so a flexible candidate is sought.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


The Physical Performance Coach will take an applied practitioner role working directly with players at Tottenham Hotspur Women between the ages 13-21. They will lead, manage & develop sport science and strength and conditioning strategies that will help support and nurture elite young female footballers at the club.

This role will also lead on the ‘FA Playermaker Project’ and be responsible for interpreting the data to the U21 Head Coach and the rest of the technical staff

The Physical Performance Coach may also play a role in player identification and recruitment, working alongside the Talent ID and Recruitment Coordinator & WSL Academy Head Coach as part of the recruitment strategy.

This sports science role sits as part of the team of staff within Tottenham Hotspur Performance Team and requires the ability to work closely and productively with the other coaching and support staff within the club.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
  • Design and deliver a physical programme for all players to follow through the season
  • Support players to ensure optimal preparation for competition
  • Promotion of recovery after competition
  • Travel and environment preparation guidance for all players 
  • Individual player profiling through fitness testing
  • Systematic monitoring of player work rates where applicable
  • Co-ordination/delivery of sports science education workshops during the season
  • Collaboration with Academy Physios/Sports Therapists to design Prehab/Rehab program for individual players
  • To design warm up and cool down practices
  • To be the first point of contact for all physical performance related issues
  • Help develop physical benchmarking for relevant age groups within the Academy

Personal Attributes


  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
  • Presentable and approachable
  • Empathy with others concerns
  • Inquisitive, with an eye for detail if required
  • Being an active member a team and supporting others
  • Attention to detail and treating sensitive information in confidence
  • Good communicator

Skills & Experience


  • A degree in Strength and Conditioning or related Sports Science Field
  • FA Criminal Records Check
  • FA Certificate in Safeguarding Children
  • FA Emergency Aid
  • Experience of working within Performance Sport
  • Working with children or vulnerable adults
  • UKSCA Accreditation


Closing: 05 Jul 2022