Meet our Guest Speakers
Topic: Player Pathway Analysis - supporting future talent
Speaker: James Goodman
Role: First Team Analyst at Carrick Rangers & Performance Analyst at the Irish FA UEFA Academy
An experienced analyst at club and youth international levels, James is currently undertaking his UEFA A licence to add to his existing scouting and talent ID qualifications. He graduated this summer with First Class (Hons) Football Coaching & Business Management, focusing on Performance Analysis. He also has coaching experience from Linfield’s Academy, Ballynure OB, as well as Manchester United and Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools.
Topic: Using data to inform game realistic practice design
Speaker: Daniel Simpson
Role: Game Insights Analyst at The Football Association
Dan is a Game Insights Analyst at the Football Association with previous experience as a performance analyst at Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion. Now specialising in discovering and delivering insights from the modern game, Dan’s focus is on coach development and helping coaches design and deliver more appropriate and realistic sessions based on the players they work with.
Topic: Supporting learning through analysis
Speaker: Kyle Ferguson
Role: Reader in Coach Education and Management, School of Sport, Ulster University
Kyle is a highly experienced Coach-Analyst and UEFA A Licence Coach. He has coached in New Zealand, USA and across the UK and Ireland and worked as a Performance Analyst at Club and Youth International Levels. He is also Course Director of the innovative Football Business & Coaching Degree created by Ulster University and the Irish FA.