Matthew Field

Personal Information

A creative, confident and enthusiastic Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) graduate looking to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach or sports scientist. I am particularly motivated to further develop my academic and practical understanding by continually undertaking new qualifications and gaining hands on experience. I have worked with groups and individuals ranging from novices to high level athletes from a variety of different sports. Due to my academic and practical experience and my desire to continue to learn and develop my skills I would be successful in a strength and conditioning or sports science role. In the near future I am looking to integrate myself into a full time position where I am able to utilise my skills and provide the best possible service. I am currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and will be looking to undertake further qualifications in this area.

Employment History


January 2015 – September 2015 Service Fitness Advisor (Intern) – Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

·         Performing Fitech fitness testing which includes blood pressure monitoring, body composition measurement, aerobic capacity testing, strength testing and flexibility testing

·         The design and delivery of fitness training and rehabilitation to bring firefighters up to an operational fitness level

·         Delivering educational health and fitness advice

·         Management of fire station gyms

·         Advising and testing potential recruits

·         Designing fitness and health related article, posters and presentations for various fire service media channels

·         Administrative duties including answering telephones, emailing, scheduling appointments and updating records


February 2014 – January 2015  Fitness Instructor & Strength and Conditioning Coach – Livingwell

·         Undertaking inductions, fitness programs and assessments

·         1-on-1 and small group strength and conditioning sessions

·         Advising members and guests on the correct usage of gym equipment

·         Maintaining cleanliness, carrying out regular pool tests and promoting the facilities to potential members


September 2013 – September 2014  Strength and Conditioning Coach (Intern) – WimX Tennis Academy

·         The design, delivery and evaluation of gym and court based strength and conditioning programs, in conjunction with the head strength and conditioning coach, focusing on strength, power and flexibility development and injury prevention

·         Conducting 1-on-1 and small group strength and conditioning sessions including rehabilitation

·         Functional Movement Screening, LTA Talent ID testing, maturation monitoring and anthropometric testing

·         Nutrition and hydration education for players

·         Maintaining the weight room and gym and providing administrative support

·         Liaising with former British no.1 and 2 ranked tennis coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and parents


January 2013 – August 2013  Strength and Conditioning Coach – The University of Brighton

·         Delivering strength and conditioning programs to county, regional and nationally ranked English golfers

·         Functional Movement Screening, maturation monitoring and anthropometric testing

·         1-on-1 and small group strength and conditioning sessions including rehabilitation

·         Maintaining the gym and providing administrative support

·         Liaising with golf and strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists and physiotherapists


Additional Work Experience

June 2012 – October 2012  Online Shopper – Sainsbury’s

December 2011 – June 2012  Sports Coach – Premier Sports

August 2008 – September 2010  General Assistant – Sainsbury’s

May 2008 – December 2009  Sales Assistant – Sports Direct


Education and Training

September 2010 – June 2013   The University of Brighton


Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) – 2.1

Modules included:

Advanced Strength and Conditioning                Performance Analysis        Lab and Field Physiology

Biomechanics                                                    Sports Nutrition                 Human Physiology

Several coaching modules

2008 – 2010  Chatham Grammar School for Boys – Sixth Form

A-Levels                                                        AS-Levels

Diploma in Financial Studies – A                   Certificate in Financial Studies – A

Maths – C                                                       Psychology – B

Physics – C

PE – B   (Early Entry)


2003 – 2008 Chatham Grammar School for Boys


English Language – B                                   Media Studies – B                     Science (Double Award) – BB

English Literature – B                                   Physical Education – A             Business Studies – B

Maths – B                                                     Spanish – C


Additional Qualifications

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Accredited Y-Balance Test Practitioner

Accredited Anti-Doping Advisor

IRB Strength and Conditioning Level 1

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Instructing Gym-Based Exercise)

Coaching Technology – GPS in Sport

The Open University – Introduction to Sport and Leisure Management (60 Credits)

FA Level 1 Coaching Award

First Aid

Full UK Driving Licence


Additional Information

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and playing sport. I particularly enjoy tennis, football (I currently play for a 5-aside and 11-aside team), skiing and golf. I am also a keen cook and like to develop my culinary skills and try new cuisines.

References available on request