Careers | Watford Ladies Casual Strength & Conditioning Coach

Employer: Watford Football Club
Job Title: Casual Strength and Conditioning Coach
Salary: Competitive sessional rates
Location: Watford Football Club – Harefield Academy & Matchdays
Contract Type: Casual workers agreement
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK

Watford Ladies are seeking a Strength and Conditioning Coach to work with both the club’s first and development team, commencing in mid-July.

This is an ideal opportunity to become involved in elite women’s football, working both at training sessions and WSL2 home and away matches.

Reporting to the Head Coach and General Manager, the role will be to design, deliver and develop a physical performance programme for elite female players at the club.

Key responsibilities will include:
· To lead the Strength & Conditioning and Fitness programme for all players within the first and development squads.
· To deliver Strength and Conditioning and Fitness sessions (3 evening sessions a week) at training and attend all weekend matches or other events where required.

Training sessions are normally Tuesdays 8pm-10pm, Wednesdays 8pm-10pm, Thursdays 8pm-10pm and first-team weekend matches.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:
· Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Sports Science, specialising in the physical preparation of elite football players.
· Experience in a similar role in women’s football or other Academy setting.
· Hold a valid FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Certificates.
· Applicants should ideally live local to Watford and be UK/EU residents or non-residents with a valid UK work permit.

Application process:
Please contact Ed Henderson to request an application form. On completion please send your cover letter, CV, completed application form and a copy of all relevant qualifications via email to ed.henderson@watfordfc.com

Closing date for applications: 12noon, 26th June 2017
Interviews: week commencing 1st July 2017
Pre-season training begins: 11th July 2017

Watford Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.


Trust | Watford Team Take On Nightrider

This weekend a team of ten Trust supporters are taking on the London Nightrider Challenge 2017, in aid of the Hornets' Community Sports and Education Trust. 

The night-time charity bike ride will see cyclists ride past sights of England’s capital city such as Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral, as they raise money for Watford FC’s self-financing registered charity. 

Get to know our riders below, and donate by following the links! 

David Frost


Having completed the Nightrider challenge before, Hornets fan David decided this year he wanted to raise money for the Trust as it ‘embraces Graham Taylor’s vision and principles’. Cycling alongside a lifelong Chelsea fan, David is determined to beat him.

Liam McGarry


Media man Liam has been putting in the hours in training as he takes on the challenge for a charity that does ‘incredible amounts of work in the local community’.

Steve Scott


Admitting that he’d ‘never done anything like this before’, Steve is looking forward to putting himself to the test. Steve chose the Trust after being impressed by the refurbishment of a rundown community centre in Meriden.

Jonathan North


The gloves are off as Wealdstone FC goalkeeper Northy swaps The Stones' kit for cycling shorts. Having represented his country he is now looking to conquer the London Nightrider challenge.

Lady Hornets – Carol Robinson, Maxine Robinson and Cherry Schomberg


Tackling the challenge head on, these ladies are keen cyclists and are ready to take on Nightrider as a team. Always positive, the Lady Hornets can’t wait to get started!

The Berko Bikers - Kate Campbell, Claire Prunty, Angela Proctor


From the rolling hills of Surrey to the mighty mountains of Majorca, these ladies are seasoned cyclists who are always looking for their next challenge…bring on the Night!

The Trust would like to wish the team the best of luck and thank all those that are supporting. You can find out more about them at www.watfordfccsetrust.com.