Stenhousemuir FC establish analysis department


Stenhousemuir FC is pleased to announce the formation of its first analysis department.

A key part of the clubs football strategy is the establishment of an analysis department for performance and recruitment requirements. The department will act as an essential support function to the clubs management team by providing statistical analysis, individual and team performance analysis, and recruitment analysis. The performance analysis team will focus on preparation for the next game by supplying key statistical data, bespoke illustrations and graphics, and match footage to the management team and players. The recruitment team will be charged with the responsibility of supporting talent identification, using statistical data and footage for comparison and review to aid the decision making process with regards to recruitment.

An advert for analysts was put out in November with the club receiving over 40 applications for the roles.  The club selected and recruited a team of 12 talented individuals to form a comprehensive analysis department.

Stenhousemuir FC extends a warm welcome to our new team,

Performance Analysis team – Richard Florence, Neil Alexander, Andy Japp, Craig McDougall, Ross Horsburgh, Marty Rowan and Josepth McGlynn.

Recruitment Analysis team – Ainsley Stott, Daniel Obwegeser, Jordan Sundborg, Stephen Gillies and Adam McManus.

The analyst team will report to Chief Executive Jamie Swinney with Manager Davie Irons and Assistant Kevin McGoldrick helping to direct of the work of the team.

This is the latest development in a series of improvements to the clubs football department.

In September last year the club recruited highly experienced Head Sports Scientist Paul Green to the management team to enhance the first team environment.  Paul is supported by Masters student Ryan Ferrie with both delivering team based sports science sessions, individual speed and strength programmes and support towards injury rehabilitation.

At the end of 2020 the Warriors announced the first strategic partnership in Scottish football when the club signed an agreement with Premiership giants Hibernian FC. The innovative and bespoke agreement will see the clubs collaborate in a number of areas with the aim of supporting the future development of young players.

CEO Jamie Swinney had this message for the clubs supporters and partners.

“The club is committed to using this period to redesign and innovate its football department, a successful football team is a key component of a successful club.  Our vision is to deliver an exciting team on the park as part of a progressive, modern and forward thinking football club. We want to inspire our supporters and our community through our first team and give them a team they can be proud of. A performance football strategy can help us achieve this aim. The changes we have made recently are fundamental to the clubs progression.

We are thankful to everyone who applied for the roles, the standard of applicant was very good. It has been a real pleasure getting to know the team and learning from them. There is a high level of talent within the group and they all have a real passion for the game. They posses a range of different skills sets and have some excellent ideas; they will add real value to this club.

As a club we are passionate about giving people opportunities, I hope we can support their development and help them with their own career aspirations.  We are optimistic about the contribution the team can make to Stenhousemuir FC and we look forward to our supporters being able to see the added value they will bring”.