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Town Appoint New Fitness Coach
Tuesday, 12th Jun 2018 15:01

Nathan Winder has joined the Blues as the club’s new fitness coach, having recently left Leeds, who he moved to from Barnsley earlier in the year.

Barnsley-born Winder played as a defender with Halifax Town, Chesterfield, Hucknall Town, Hinckley United, Alfreton Town and Ilkeston Town.

The 35-year-old was the head of sports science at Oakwell and Elland Road, having previously been the head of academy sports science and medicine with the Tykes after a spell as head of academy athletic development with the South Yorkshire club.

He has a Masters in Sports and Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University, having previously studied at Loughborough University.

Previous fitness coach Andy Liddell opted to leave the club this summer with his contract up.

New boss Paul Hurst says at his press conference that he will talk to Darren Smith, Town’s head of academy goalkeeping, about the senior goalkeeper-coach position vacated by the retiring Malcolm Webster.

Smith will be coaching the Blues' keepers once they return for the start of pre-season on Friday.

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Monkey_Blue added 15:03 - Jun 12
Come on the Sheffield Hallam University 😂

King_of_Portman_Rd added 15:27 - Jun 12
Pretty sure he did his Undergrad at Loughborough, which might mean some sort of link to Lee O'Neill if they crossed paths whilst there..

ArnieM added 23:26 - Jun 12
Another piece of the jigsaw goes into place.
I’m looking forward to the new season tbh .

.... and there’s nowt wrong with SHU . I got my degree there too 👍

guentchev added 00:39 - Jun 13
Masters in Sports Science...good news shows he knows his stuff...

PortmanTerrorist added 07:23 - Jun 13
From Linkedin:
"To programme and develope the Sports Science department using scientific research to underpin the delivery. To interlink the PLAYING PHILOSOPHY OF THE CLUB into the periodised programme developed while integrating a interdisciplinary approach. To collate and use in house research to gain further knowledge about our own environment and the demands of our league. To utilise the resources to maximise the players performances."

If he brings that ethos here then it all points to a connected vision from youth through to first last!

bobble added 08:13 - Jun 13
another yorkshire northerner...? how many league titles have northern clubs won ?
i am quite geographically biased and am very concerned about yorkshire persons and Liverpudlians so its all a bit of a worry ...then again i am not too fond of scousers or jocks or dubs or cockneys either , as for the cork folk ...arrghhh no thanks and midlanders are close...can we get some nice friendly non accented Filipinos in please ?

hyperbrit added 18:41 - Jun 17
....great news.Injuries were a disaster last year for both players and club and some careers may have been ruined by MM's blood and guts training tactics.I used to play in one of London's symphony orchestra and if a conductor was riding us too hard in the dress rehearsal we would tell him" you can have it now or in the concert but NOT both!!

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