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Former Bristol City Head of Sports Science Costin Set to Join Town
Wednesday, 12th May 2021 12:46

TWTD understands former Bristol City head of sports science Andy Costin is set to be appointed to a similar role at Town.

Costin left Ashton Gate last month having joined the Robins as head of sports science and analysis in March last year. Prior to that he spent seven months at Stevenage as head of sports science.

Born in Gawler, South Australia, Costin was teaching PE before taking his career in its current direction in his late 20s.

He gained a degree in Education and in Health Services at Flinders University, he studied for a post-graduate qualification in Educational Leadership and then a Master’s in High Performance Sport from the Australian Catholic University. Costin then went about looking for a position in English football.

“I got turned down by 35-40 clubs for an internship,” Costin said in an interview with The World Game. “I couldn’t get anyone to give me an internship for the 2018/19 season. Then into the 2019/20 season I couldn’t get anyone to give me a go either. Eventually Stevenage gave me a go and I managed to get an internship there.

“And then, after four weeks, I got made head of sports science. I’m a believer in life-long learning, coming from an education background, so I was always trying to better myself and better my learning. So that took me to Brentford just for a visit.

“And then my real break came, I went to Sparta Prague for a couple of days while I was working at Stevenage. I spent time with Ben Ashworth over there who was a physio at Arsenal for many years and now he’s the director of performance at Sparta Prague.

“It was basically that connection, so after Christmas I got a call from Andrew Rolls [then-head of performance at Bristol City, now director of performance at Town].

"He said, 'I’ve love to have a chat with you', and it kind of went from there. We met up for a coffee and he said, 'show me what you do', so I showed him everything and he was impressed. We just clicked and I started over at Bristol in March [2020].”

Costin, who we understand has already been at the club, joins Rolls at Portman Road with CEO Mark Ashton set to start his job on June 1st when Robins head of operations/club secretary Luke Werhun is also set to move to the Blues.


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bigolconnor added 13:06 - May 12
Bonzer
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bigolconnor added 13:07 - May 12
Sorry about the cliche
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istanblue added 13:14 - May 12
We already have PE Lee, do we need another PE teacher?
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boroughblue added 13:15 - May 12
Might as well take all their staff!

Jokes aside, good to see we're looking to improve this side of the staffing, hopefully it will help to tackle the injury problems we've been having for years.
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johnwarksshorts added 13:21 - May 12
This has got to be a good appointment as we need to address our woeful injury record of last season.
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casanovacrow added 13:36 - May 12
Jobs for the boys
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Orraman added 13:50 - May 12
With so many people around the club from the cities of Liverpool and Bristol, the only connection to Suffolk will soon be only the name 'Ipswich Town'. It's getting difficult keeping up with all the new names and faces and that's before player recruitment starts. Still, if it all leads us to the paths of glory, then no problems there.
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1RWR added 13:52 - May 12
Can you imagine the baffled looks in the changing room.........an Aussie & a bunch of scousers all trying to communicate.....jeeeez!😂😂😂
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JewellintheTown added 13:55 - May 12
Last one out the door at Bristol, please switch the lights off.
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Michael101 added 14:53 - May 12
Soon have more back room staff than players .
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ImAbeliever added 15:18 - May 12
Good day - g’day
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StavangerBlue added 18:27 - May 12
Fitness is one thing but diet, nutrition and mental toughness is what the team needs. The mentality needs a complete reset. We play to win, we play for the club and each other.
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StavangerBlue added 18:27 - May 12
Fitness is one thing but diet, nutrition and mental toughness is what the team needs. The mentality needs a complete reset. We play to win, we play for the club and each other.
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StavangerBlue added 18:27 - May 12
Fitness is one thing but diet, nutrition and mental toughness is what the team needs. The mentality needs a complete reset. We play to win, we play for the club and each other.
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StavangerBlue added 18:28 - May 12
Fitness is one thing but diet, nutrition and mental toughness is what the team needs. The mentality needs a complete reset. We play to win, we play for the club and each other.
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StavangerBlue added 18:28 - May 12
Fitness is one thing but diet, nutrition and mental toughness is what the team needs. The mentality needs a complete reset. We play to win, we play for the club and each other.
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Suffolkboy added 18:35 - May 12
All arrows so far pointing in the right direction !
COYB
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blueboy1981 added 20:16 - May 12
Is anyone else a little ‘underwhelmed’ by so many recruits from Bristol City ??
No disrespect for the Club, but not exactly cruising at an impressive level ... !! - and apparently off loading wholesale.
Time will tell of course, but I do wonder what PC’s opinion or view on such would be ... !!!
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blueboy1981 added 20:22 - May 12
...... but then, not forgetting that it wouldn’t be us if it all made sense - now would it ??
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Monkey_Blue added 22:10 - May 12
Can I remind people how well Bristol City have done with an influx of cash and the staff they’ve had?
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hyperbrit added 01:21 - May 13
fitness includes ALL of the above ...these injury problems have beset Town for years and probably ruined the careers of players like Bishop for just one example...the deep deep malaise of the Evans years have crept into every aspect of the club like a cancer...glad it has finally been cut out.
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KiwiBlue2 added 05:21 - May 13
This area has needed strengthening for years. I have been continually amazed at the run of injuries over the last 10 years or so. Getting the players properly fit, both physically and mentally, can only help us improve and if we are to run a much smaller first team squad this coming season the time for the application of this expertise is right now.... coyb
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Cheshire_Blue added 16:32 - May 13
Why not just rebrand as Bristol City ?
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essextractorboy93 added 21:40 - May 13
Good to see Cook and Ashton getting a proper infrastructure in place. This is how you run a football club in 2021 and an area we have been lacking in
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