Tony Bryson BSc (Hons)
Tony has experience working across a wide range of applied settings within community football. With a Bsc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Development, Tony is qualified to Level 4 on both the Children and Youth pathways of the Scottish Football Association Coach Pathways. He holds/has attended various vocational workshops from sports coach UK and BASES UK.
Tony is an Ayr United fan and has worked for the clubs Academy for 2 years in a wide range of youth development and community roles. He is the Current Head of Sport Science and also helps to co-ordinate various community projects as one of three community project co-ordinators. He also grudgingly admits to having a soft spot for Hibernian and Everton as a result of a couple of close friends.
Football in the Community: Older Mens Health, Health Promotion, Behaviour Change, Public Health, Physical Activity, Obesity, Working with Children and Adults with Physical and Psychological Disabilities.
Sport Science: Annual Planning, Testing and Monitoring, Individual Mentoring of Youth Footballers, Performance Analysis, Strength and Conditioning, Nutritional Education, Injury Prevention and Sport Specific Rehab.
Project experience: Tony completed a BSc Hons in Sports Coaching and Development (at the University of Abertay Dundee, 2010), during this time and since then Tony has spent two summers in the USA coaching at a URJ summer camp with children aged 6-16. Alongside this, Tony has been working in community football under since 2007 and has worked on a wide range of projects with almost every imaginable type of group. This includes a range of sport and physical activity based projects and interventions; Including Honest Mens Health (see more information here) and Night Leagues (diversionary activities for children and young people) amongst much more.
Tony is now embarking on his 2nd year as Head of Sports Science with Ayr United Football academy and will continue to juggle this role with his continued work within the local community. His current aims are to continue his personal development in coaching and sport science, gaining both his UEFA Football Licences for Youth Football and BASES accreditation in sport scientist.
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See the AUFC Sport Science website here.