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Cardiff City FC

calendar icon Closed: 20th September 2023

Academy Performance Analyst (U21s)

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Job Role Summary

Cardiff, Wales
Performance Analysis, Scouting, Recruitment & Performance Analysis
Employment Terms
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 20th September 2023


Cardiff City Academy, Cardiff City Stadium, Vale Resort


Full Time

Hours of Work:

40 hours per week on a flexible basis to include evening and weekend working where required



Reporting to:

Academy Manager

Job purpose

The Academy works to a clear focus on learning and performance analysis and plays a pivotal role.
The main purpose of this role is to lead the analysis workflow for the Under 21 team to maximise both player and coach development. Key roles include delivering pre-match framing and opposition analysis, live match coding, post-match analysis using both video and data, and support player development.

Main duties

Matchday Analysis

  • Film and capture all U21s matches and ensure footage is shared with relevant staff, players, and other stakeholders.
  • Analyse and live code games to provide immediate feedback to coaching staff and players, at halftime and full-time.
  • Manage the logistics of relevant analysis equipment.

Post-Match Analysis

  • Liaise and work with coaching staff to provide feedback from previous game linked to the
    Academy game model and objectives of training cycle.
  • Collection and management of data to compile match reports in line with the Academy game
  • Create video clips to build best practice library in line with the Academy game model.

Training and Player Development

  • Film all training sessions, and share with relevant staff/players on HUDL for immediate review.
  • Clipping training into segments to assist breakdown and documentation of the session.
  • Create video clips in line with training objectives and game model for framing purposes to support
  • Proactively engage with coaches to support players Individual Development Plan by producing
    reports that provide insights to development and performance trends on both individual and
    team-level using data and video clips collected.
  • Obtain and manage elite example videos to support individual player development plans.

Pre-Match Analysis

  • Obtain opposition match footage and share with coaches.
  • Present opposition analysis to coaches, highlighting key areas such as formation, style of play,
    strengths and weaknesses, and key players.
  • Work with coaches to create pre-match video package, including contents such as clips from
    opposition analysis, training, best practice, and elite examples.
  • Support coaches in the process of pre-match presentation to players, by ensuring information is
    presented and visualised in a clear and effective manner.
  • Communicate with upcoming opposition to organise match day set up (home and away).

Other Duties

  • Assist the Head of Academy Analysis with provision of analysis services across the Academy.
  • Contribute to the development and innovation of the Academy-wide analysis service.
  • Work with Head of Academy Analysis and Academy coaches to develop the game model
  • Support Head of Coaching to develop coaches by documenting and analysing coaching sessions.
  • Mentor and support placement students in weekly workflow and contribute to departmental CPD


  • A BSc (Hons) degree in a Performance Analysis or related subject, or working towards it
  • A postgraduate degree in a Performance Analysis or related subject (desirable)
  • Football Coaching Qualification (desirable)


  • Previous experience of Performance Analysis in an elite football club’s Academy
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Previous experience working in the Professional Development Phase in an elite academy (desirable)
  • Previous experience using HUDL, SportsCode and Spiideo systems (desirable)


  • Have an understanding of industry leading analysis software including Sportscode, Hudl, Wyscout, Final Cut Pro, and Microsoft Excel.
  • An understanding of current tactical trends and working requirements in professional Academy football
  • In depth knowledge in databasing and reporting (desirable)
  • Understanding of apple-based programmes (pages, numbers etc.) (desirable)


  • Adaptability to be effective in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Self-awareness and reflective skills as part of a professional development process (desirable)
  • Strong communication skills in a variety of settings
  • Possess exceptional IT skills; being efficient both on Apple and Windows platforms.
  • Be able to manage time and balance workloads


  • Passionate and hard working
  • Proactive ‘can-do’ approach to work and those around them
  • A person who embraces our ‘we not me’ culture and ethic.
  • Self-motivated within a team and capable of motivating those around them.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this position, please complete a club application form for roles working with
children, young people and adults at risk along with a CV and send via email to
advert@myjobvacancies.co.uk stating “Under 21 Performance Analyst” as the subject.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5:30pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023.

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