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6 February 2023

Club News


6 February 2023

Bradford City AFC is welcoming applications to join its inspiring and ever-growing academy structure - with a head of physical performance vacancy.

Reporting to the academy manager and academy head of coaching and player development, the successful candidate will lead and coordinate the physical performance support provision to all academy age groups (under-9 to under-19). 

A member of the club's academy management team, they will assist the academy manager in maintaining the required operating performance standards to meet EFL regulations and EPPP criteria.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree, with specific performance support qualifications and knowledge of how players may learn at different ages throughout their development. DBS clearance, safeguarding and protecting children and first aid for sport are essential. 

Key tasks will include the following:

- Leading and coordinating the physical performance support provision to all academy age groups (under-9 to under-19)

- Managing the day-to-day running of the academy physical performance department, working closely with the MDT

- Liaising with first team performance staff in relation to the transition of players from the academy to the first team

- Collecting and evaluating physical and physiological data across all academy ages at key points during the season to monitor the impact of training/competition and to optimise performance

Bradford City AFC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people - and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Bradford City AFC promotes inclusion and confronts and eliminates discrimination - whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified persons.

The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B License.

If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions - Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) - please inform us with your application.

To view the full job description, please CLICK HERE

To apply for the academy head of physical performance role, please send your CV - along with completed copies of our application form and diversity monitoring form - to

The deadline for all applications is Saturday February 18, with interviews to take place the following week. 

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