Men's First Team Performance Analysis Internship

  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • Charlton Athletic F.C. Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, London, UK
  • 15 May, 2024
Intern Data Science Sports Science

Job Description

Job Title: Men's First Team Performance Analysis Internship

Department: Performance Analysis

Location: Sparrow Lane Training Ground SE9 2JR

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.

The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Role Description:

Charlton Athletic Football Club are offering two First Team Performance Analysis Internship opportunities for the 2024/25 season. The successful candidate(s) will gain first hand experience working within a fast paced, elite First Team environment, competing in EFL League One. The candidate(s) will work closely with the analysis, coaching and sports science staff in order to provide analytical support to the First Team players. Applicants must be in education and looking for a placement to work alongside their studies. Applicants should ideally be based in South East London or within commutable distance to Charlton Athletic training ground (Sparrows Lane) and The Valley.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with reports and video clips for upcoming opponents.
  • To film and capture First Team games and training.
  • Live and post match coding of training and games using HUDL SportsCode.
  • Support with creating clips for post match video analysis for the team and
    individuals.
  • Help maintain Charlton Athletic’s team and individual statistical databases.
  • Create reports on Charlton Athletic’s Loan Players.
  • Update Charlton Athletic’s Best Practice Video Library.
  • Assist with departmental projects, researching relevant academic literature.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures. Adhere to all company
    regulations regarding safeguarding, health, safety and security.

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Studying towards a degree in Football or Sport.

Person Specification:

  • Understanding of football coaching, tactics and technical detail.  
  • Interest and a passion for analysis of football.
  • Ability to commit for the 2024/25 season.
  • Be willing to commit to unsociable hours i.e. weekends.
  • Be trustworthy with sensitive data.
  • Self motivated, proactive and willing to learn.
  • Proficient computer literacy.
  • High organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role.

Additional Information:

• This a full time role that includes work on weekends and evenings (negotiable);
• Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
• Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all
members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and
fire safety procedures;
• Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment;
• Equality, diversity and inclusion are core to our values as a club. CAFC is committed to the
principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development
and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment
on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Safeguarding:

Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.