Barnsley College’s Sports Academy has teamed up with highly experienced Sports Scientist, Nathan Winder, to develop its football academy and sporting education.

Nathan, who started his career working at the College, returns to the Sports Academy with a wealth of knowledge and experience. His extensive career includes working as Head of Sports Science at Barnsley FC and Leeds United and most recently Fitness Coach at Ipswich Town.

Nathan said: “I’m really looking forward to it. This is a good opportunity to help with the development of young footballers.

“There are a lot of really talented athletes in the Barnsley Sports Academy and individuals in terms of their education. I’m hoping to help put more of an applied side to that in relation to the sciences of sport.”

Luke Forgione, Performance and Athlete Development Co-ordinator at the College, added: “I’m really looking forward to Nathan being involved in our Sports Academy programme.

“His knowledge and expertise means students will get the opportunity to work first-hand with a specialist in his field. The students should utilise his skills to develop individually and collectively. He will be a great asset to us.”

For more information about the Barnsley Sports Academy contact Barnsley College on 01226 216 123, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or visit www.barnsley.ac.uk/sport

Last updated: 9th April 2019

Originally posted on: 27th March 2019