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St Mary’s Graduate Lands Role as Football Analyst at Tottenham Hotspur FC

Graduate of Sport Performance Analysis & Talent ID BSc and current master’s student at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Lewis Roberts has become an analyst at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Graduate of BSc Sport Performance Analysis & Talent ID and current master’s student at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Lewis Roberts has become an analyst at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Lewis joined the BSc Sport Performance Analysis & Talent Identification course in September 2020, as part of the first ever cohort on the contemporary course.

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The Sport Performance Analysis and Talent Identification two year accelerated course is designed to give graduates a competitive edge within elite sport. The course allows students to maximise future career opportunities through professional experience on placements with elite organisations. The blended learning programme taught online and on the historic St Mary’s London campus, allows flexibility within the learning environment.

Lewis Roberts said, “When I started this course, it was a different dynamic to a traditional university learning setting, we were distanced learning, which was a new challenge for me at the age of 23. My placements really gave me the confidence to apply myself to the best of my ability on placement, in the developing necessary skills and learning about new and challenging methodologies.”

In December 2022, while studying his Masters, Lewis began his role as an Academy Analyst overseeing the foundation phase at Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Alongside this main role, he continues to gain experience assisting other age groups from under 13’s to under 21’s.

Now working full time in the role at Tottenham, Lewis reflected;

“It’s still a pinch me moment. Seeing how the club functions, while having exposure to detail of processes is immense and being able to say, I enjoy my work, is just amazing.”

Lewis took a proactive approach to networking within the industry, gaining a placement at AFC Wimbledon in December 2020 as an academy analyst and coach behaviour analyst. In July 2021, Lewis progressed on to be the lead analyst for the foundation phase, ages 9 to 12 years old. During this time, Lewis created innovative and contemporary assessment work in line with his role at Wimbledon.

Fast forward onto July 2022, Lewis became the first team men’s analyst at AFC Wimbledon, having shown dedication, innovation and hard work throughout his time as a Foundation Phase Analyst.

After completing his undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University, Lewis joined the Professional Development: Performance Analysis Master’s cohort in September 2022 as an alumnus. This course aims to facilitate the development of theoretical knowledge and the development of practical and professional skills of sports performance analysts, working or hoping to work in the professional sports industry.

Lewis added, “The masters is a great opportunity to widen knowledge and further develop knowledge by being relevant and skilful in the industry”. Distance learning has also allowed Lewis to progress on his professional journey in the specialised industry, alongside developing his professional skills.

“Throughout my time on my studies, the modules and content have provided me with an insight in to what the demands of my future career. I am still able to implement and utilise the skills and understanding gained from the course within my current full-time role at Tottenham.”


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