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Peter Beaumont

Head of Sports Science and Nutrition
Peter is a passionate health and fitness professional. As a qualified sports scientist who studied under some of the most highly regarded specialists in the field, he majors in nutrition and performance maximisation and is well placed to ensure players are truly performing at optimal levels. He ensures that all of our Academy players understand the importance of correct nutrition and is the number one choice for this role within the CFA.
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Elise Lovell

Head of Performance Analysis
Elise Lovell is part of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Athletics Team. She competes in the heptathlon and in 2015 made her international debut in the European Cup Combined Events Super League in France. In 2015 she also achieved the titles of British Heptathlon Champion, England Long Jump Champion and England 100m Hurdle silver medallist.
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Michael Cook

Academy Coach
Michael is a very talented young coach. He specialises in player reports and technique. He is the Academy link between the scholar’s academic work and their football. Michael ensures that all players achieve highly within the classroom through constant dialogue between scholars and teachers, and that football and academics are kept well balanced.
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Rak Patel

Head of Strength and Conditioning
Rak brings over 15 years experience in the field of strength and conditioning having worked with Olympic athletes and he now heads up the academies strength and conditioning programme. Rak is a highly motivated coach/mentor who only accepts the best from every player.
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Jim Colston

Academy Director
Jim has been involved at the highest level of coaching and recruitment for 20 years and a large number of his past players are now plying their trade as professional footballers. Jim is a very highly motivated individual and is meticulous in his planning, making his sessions fun and challenging. He has the contacts and experience to help any of his players make it to the very top in the game and will open doors to help achieve a player's dream.