Job overview:The post-holder will be working under the direction of Bristol’s Senior Performance Analyst and Director of Rugby, helping provide information to measure and monitor the performance and progression of 1st Team Bristol players to make a difference and aid performance.The role will involve assisting the 1st team on match days, filming of training during the week and any designated projects allocated by the senior performance analyst.Overall, becoming a vital member of the coaching staff, assisting in driving the standards of the Analysis Department forward.The Role:Filming of TrainingFilming or Live Coding of matches, helping provide detailed feedback for coaches and playersWork closely with and support the Head Analyst / DoR to provide pre and post-match analysis to coaches and players.Establish a seasonal database to monitor technical and tactical KPI’s for players/team throughout the seasonAssisting in the creation and maintenance of relevant statistical outputs.Assisting in the creation of Preview and Review Presentations, sitting in meetings to provide both rugby insight and technical support.Management of Bears Communication App, used to share training, opposition previews, performance reviews etc.All Role holders must maintain an appropriate standard of ConfidentialityThe Person:Personal:Passionate and Driven individual – with a can-do approach to projects and problem solvingPresent themselves well and have the confidence to communicate / present to coaches and playersCreative and research minded to develop / challenge new ways to analyse and present dataCarry out duties and responsibilities to a high standard in a highly pressurised environmentWillingness and flexibility on time, travel and possible alterations to rolesEnthusiastic, Reliable with the ability to work well under pressureTeam player who understands the importance of the Bears VisionExperience and education:At least 2 years’ Experience working with a professional rugby clubAn undergraduate degree in a Sports Science related courseGood in-depth knowledge and competence of using Office, Hudl and video editing software packages on an Apple Mac.Experience in gathering statistical data – translating large data amounts into concise documentationFamiliarity with presenting analytical data – graphically and visually illustrating your concise findings.How to apply:Please submit a Covering Letter and CV to email@example.com.Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday, July 16th. An email with be sent out on Wednesday, July 17th to candidates successful for an interview.You will be asked to complete a task and given time to present during the beginning of the interview. Details around the task will be included within the email.We have allocated time slots on Thursday, July 18th from 1pm for the interviews.Location: Bristol Bears Rugby Club, c/o Clifton Rugby Club, Bristol, BS10 7TTPosition Start date will be on Monday, July 29th.Contractual Status: TBC via email to the candidates selected for interview
A midweek loss to Lipscomb left a bad taste in Vanderbilt’s mouth, but the next dish will be served sooner than later.The No. 1 ranked Commodores (27-7, 10-2 SEC) will begin their three-game series against Ole Miss (16-17, 5-7) one day earlier than usual. Rather than playing Friday through Sunday, the series will be held Thursday through Saturday for TV purposes.“This will present a different challenge, and really the only time we’ve been faced with that is the end of the year when we’re going into exams,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. “This will be a little bit different, and I’m kind of looking forward to it.”Vanderbilt plays Ole Miss at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Field. The first game will be featured on ESPNU, and the third game will air on SEC Network.Tennessee will also start its home series with Missouri on Thursday on SEC Network, as the conference begins to roll out primetime games on two networks every Thursday.“I see the benefits to it because there is not a lot of baseball played on Thursday night,” Corbin said. “To play on (ESPNU) benefits the university and the kids. Just the ability to be seen nationally, there is a tremendous benefit to that.”Vanderbilt has 12 TV games scheduled this regular season, the same number as a year ago. But five of last season’s televised games were regional broadcasts, while all 12 this season are national TV games on ESPNU, ESPN2 or the first-year SEC Network.Also, 33 Commodores games this season can be watched online on SEC Network Plus.Teams were told back in December which series would be moved up a day. Vanderbilt will also play at South Carolina (April 16-18), vs. Florida (May 7-9) and at Alabama (May 14-16) in the Thursday-Saturday format.“With the game being on Thursday, it just expedites the process (of preparation),” said pitcher Carson Fulmer, who will start Thursday’s opener against Ole Miss. “You’ve got to get ready for it. It’s one less day of recovery, but you can’t do anything about it.”Corbin said starting pitchers and everyday players can adjust to the schedule change, but relief pitchers face a greater challenge.“With your bullpen, for sure, I think you have to choose wisely on Tuesday knowing you’re going to have to come back and play 48 hours later,” Corbin said.The Commodores used only one reliever, Tyler Ferguson, on Tuesday, but he couldn’t stave off a 3-1 upset loss to Lipscomb.It snapped Vanderbilt’s six-game winning streak, but the Commodores still sit atop the SEC East Division standings at 10-2, two games ahead of Missouri (8-4).First baseman Zander Wiel said the Commodores didn’t need a midweek wake-up call heading back into SEC play, even if it’s on a Thursday night.“Well, you’d rather not lose any of them,” Wiel said. “The SEC games kind of count for two records, but you want to play your best ball every night.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. WEEKEND SERIES NO. 1 VANDERBILT (27-7, 10-2 SEC) vs. OLE MISS (16-17, 5-7)When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. SaturdayTV: ESPNU (Thursday), SEC Network (Saturday)Radio: 560-AM, 95.9-FM
By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) ruled the NJSIAA District 22 wrestling tournament for the second year in a row.Three Colts grapplers earned gold medals on Feb. 21 at Red Bank Regional High School. CBA’s Sebastian Rivera, a 113-pound junior, completed back-to-back District 22 titles when he defeated Jason Hernandez of Raritan High School in the finals. The win extended Rivera’s undefeated record this season.Junior Chris Koutzen became a district champion despite being the underdog at 160 pounds. The third-seeded grappler upset Raritan’s Nick Bohal, the top seed, to give CBA its first title winner of the day.Later, Rich Koehler continued an impressive freshman season when he pinned 106-pound finalist Sean Deering of Middletown High School North.The Colts defended their team title with a total of seven finalists. CBA amassed 176.5 points, ahead of Long Branch High School’s 165 points, for its third district championship. Ocean Township High School took third place.Four members of CBA’s junior class were runners-up. Jack LaCorte earned a silver medal at 182 pounds, falling victim to a pin by Middletown North’s Anthony Vetrano. Fellow junior Will Oxley (220) also lost to a Middletown North wrestler, Chad Freshnock, in the finals.Carl Vasti (120) placed second after falling to first-seeded Jake Benner of Ocean Township. At 126 pounds, Dylan VanSickell lost to Long Branch’s Andy Hernandez, marking his first loss of the winter. Middletown North, which finished fifth in the team rankings, had a strong showing. In addition to Freshnock and Vetrano, Paul Capaldo was victorious in the 145-pound championship bout against Mike Chadwick, a No. 2 seed from Raritan.Crosstown rival Middletown High School South had a champion at 152 pounds. Matt Best defeated T.J. Saldutti of Ocean Township for the title.Ocean Township’s Zack Hertling, who pinned Long Branch’s Mike Shohet for the 170-pound title, was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the District 22 tournament. Hertling won gold after missing the postseason last year because of an injured knee.Unbeaten Keansburg High School senior Tyree Sutton won his second district title — and his first since 2012. Sutton (195) pinned Middletown South’s Sean Killeen for the win.Long Branch junior John Tomlinson won the heavyweight title against Ocean Township’s Brian Olesen. His pin gave the Green Wave a late boost on its way to a second place finish.Raritan capped the 2015 District 22 tournament with two champions. Dylan Seidenberg was a winner at 132 pounds over No. 1-seed Marcus Iwama, a standout senior at Rumson-Fair Haven. The Raritan senior became the third Seidenberg brother to bring home gold from districts. Older brothers Dave and Dan were two- and three-time champions, respectively.Eric Drake, also a Raritan senior, defeated Red Bank Regional’s Jack McMahon for the 138-pound championship.The road to Atlantic City continues this week. The top three District 22 wrestlers in each weight class will hit the mats in the Region 6 tournament.Those who won their third-place consolation matches to extend their seasons are Alex Erven, Keyport High School (106); Davie Tieto, Ocean Township (113); Russell Benson, Raritan (120); Chris Donnelly, Ocean Township (126); Jiovani Gomez, Long Branch (132); Tommy Flannagan, Long Branch (138); Thomas Hinz, Red Bank Regional (145); Garrett Fitzgerald, CBA (152); Lamont Reid, Long Branch (160); Fred Svenson, Middletown North (170); Tucker Briggs, Rumson-Fair Haven (182); Viet Le, Ocean Township (195); Joey Jasio, Long Branch (220); and Malcolm Daniels, Raritan (heavyweight).The first round was scheduled to begin Feb. 25 at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. Quarterfinals will take place on Feb. 27, and the tournament will wrap up a day later.The NJSIAA individual championships will be hosted at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall from March 6-8.