Head of Sport Science and Medicine, Hull City Tigers Academy
SHES graduate Frankie Hunter took up her appointment in November 2014 after serving a year’s internship at Southampton FC during the 2012/13 season. She was employed by the South-Coast club as Academy GPS Analyst for the following campaign before progressing to the role of First Team Sports Scientist, with a special interest in the designing, implementation and delivering of all on field rehabilitation fitness programmes, essentially bridging the gap from clinical to return to play. Frankie’s qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, MSc (Res) Performance Physiology whilst also being a UEFA ‘B’ qualified coach, along with the FA Youth Award Modules 1 and 2.
Dave Scott is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is also currently undertaking a PhD in Strength and Conditioning Biomechanics at the University of Hull. Dave graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. During his graduation, Dave was awarded the ‘James Ryder’ award for dedication to Sport Science.
As well as a University of Hull Graduate, Dave is also currently a professional Rugby League player for Doncaster RLFC. During his time at University, Dave represented Scotland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup where Scotland reached the Quarter-Final against New Zealand. More recently, Dave won the European Championships with Scotland in 2014.
Calum Christopherson graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. Since then, Calum has secured a role as the Assistant Academy Strength and Conditioner at Hull Kingston Rovers.
Calum is a qualified British weightlifting coach who is currently working towards his NSCA and UKSCA accreditations this year. As well as a fitness professional that uses exercise prescriptions specifically to improve athletic performance, injury prevention and proper mechanics within sport at Hull Kingston Rovers, Calum finds the time to enhance the performance of young athletes within football, boxing and weightlifting.
Sam Bowring graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. Sam is currently an Intern Sports Scientist and Strength and Conditioner at Hull City Tigers Academy. Sam’s responsibilities include assisting, developing and implementing on and off field sports science provision for Hull City Tigers Academy. This role compliments Sam’s academic work as he is concurrently studying for a Masters by Research (MRes) at the University of Hull.
During Sam’s undergraduate degree, he undertook a work placement at Hull FC as a Performance Analyst for the first team throughout the 2013 season where they reached the Challenge Cup Final. As well as a University of Hull Graduate, Sam is a professional Rugby League player for Newcastle Thunder. During his time at University, Sam gained International Student Honours representing England in the Student World Cup Final in 2013.
Ted Munson graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. Ted currently works as an Intern Sports Scientist for Hull City Tigers first team. Ted’s responsibilities involve GPS monitoring, strength and conditioning and nutritional work. Ted’s job has seen him travelling to world renowned stadiums across the country, working at Europa League matches and working at pre-season camps in Portugal. Ted is also working towards a Masters by Research (MRes) at the University of Hull.
In addition, Ted has a keen interest in Tennis and was even ranked inside the top 200 in Great Britain in the National Tennis Rankings. Ted has previously coached Tennis juniors ranked within the top 10 in the country and still finds time to work with elite Tennis players as a strength and conditioner.
James Deighton is a Professional Sports Analyst and post-graduate student studying for a Masters by Research (MRes) at the University of Hull. James graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. James currently holds the record for the best scores ever achieved in the Student Thesis Conference in 2nd and 3rd year. James’ Masters Research is complimented by an internship at Hull City Tigers where he occupies an Academy Analyst role.
Additionally, James is currently in his second year working as the Head Youth Analyst for Hull Kingston Rovers Academy as well as an Assistant Analyst for the first team. Due to the strong links between Hull Kinston Rovers and Newcastle Thunder, James has also taken on the role of Performance Analyst at the latter club. James’ role as a performance analyst involves the capturing of games, live and post-match coding alongside the recording of team and individual stats which are then provided to the coaching staff.
Ben Gearing graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with an Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. Since then Ben has secured a job as a Performance Analyst and Coach at Scunthorpe United Academy.
Ben analyses the Scunthorpe United Youth Team and Under 16s. This involves the filming and coding of each match. Ben codes the game using the Sports Code Gamebreaker software, after which he delivers midweek analysis meetings with the team and individuals. Ben gathers individual player clips from the weekend matches and talks the players through the positive and negative aspects of their performance alongside the Youth team manager. Ben has also supported the first team analyst in the coding of the first team matches.