October 31, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru Podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, we spoke to Paul Balsom, Head of Performance Innovation for Leicester City. He spoke about the approach sports science during the title-winning season, player empowerment, building a culture at the club and using data in the future.
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October 8, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, Simon Austin went to Elland Road to speak to Leeds United’s Sporting Director, Victor Orta. He's followed by Wyscout's CEO, Matteo Campodonico, who discusses how Wyscout is changing football.
September 3, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, Josh Schneider-Weiler went to QPR’s training ground to speak to their Director of Football, Les Ferdinand. They talked about a new era at QPR, the club's approach to recruitment and what it's like to be a pioneer for black executives in the game.
July 24, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, we’re at Hudl’s 2019 Elite User Conference in Las Vegas. Host Derek Hernandez is joined by Cathal Garvey, Head of Performance Analysis for Rugby Australia, Ed Sulley, former Head of Research and Innovation for Manchester City, and Rhys Long, Head of Performance Analysis and Insight for the Football Association.
July 18, 2019
For this episode, Simon Austin went to St George’s Park to meet Dave Reddin, Head of Team Strategy and Performance at the Football Association. Last month, Reddin announced he would be stepping down from the role in December, after almost six years at the FA. Simon asked him about his eventful, and sometimes controversial, reign.
June 16, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru Podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, we’re at the TGG Youth Development Conference in Manchester.
In this episode you’ll hear from three of our main speakers: Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Leigh Bromby, Hudl senior strategist John McGuigan, and Director of Coach Education for the Belgian FA Kris Van Der Haegen.
May 7, 2019
Welcome to the Training Ground Guru podcast, in association with Hudl. For this episode, Simon Austin and Josh Schneider-Weiler went behind the scenes at Burnley’s Academy. They were given a tour of the Barnfield Training Centre by Academy Manager, Jon Pepper.
April 2, 2019
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April 2, 2019
Welcome to the new Training Ground Guru podcast, brought to you in association with Hudl. This monthly show is going to take you behind the scenes in professional football.
For our first episode, Simon Austin went to meet former Birmingham, Derby and Stoke manager Gary Rowett at the Belfry Resort in Warwickshire. Joining them were Rowett’s former Head of Performance, Dave Carolan, and his Head of Analysis, Joe Carnall.
They gave an insight into their roles, how they work together as a team and reflected on their time in football.