Tom Mathews

 

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​Technician Demonstrator (Strength and Conditioning)

Telephone number: 029 2020 5592
Email address: tmathews@cardiffmet.ac.uk​

Tom supports the BSc Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRAM) degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and currently works with a number of clubs and associations delivering strength and conditioning support. ​

Research / Publications

Evans, K., Hughes, J., Mathews, T., Williams, M. (2015) (BASES Abstract Submission) Changes in adductor, abductor and hip extension strength following an intermittent running test in professional rugby union players. Journal of Sport Sciences.

 

Teaching and Supervision

Tom’s main role is to support teaching, demonstrate and provide technical support on the strength and conditioning modules within the SCRAM discipline.

• SSP4013 - Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
• SSP5070 - Strength and Conditioning
• SSP6087 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning

 

External Links

United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association – Associate Member

National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

 

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport Science (University of Glamorgan)

MSc Strength and Conditioning (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

World Rugby (IRB) Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

World Rugby (IRB) Level 1 Rugby Coach

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Current Professional Practice
• S&C Coach - Cardiff Met Tennis Academy
• S&C Coach - Cardiff Met Tennis BUCS Squad
• S&C Coach - Welsh Tennis High Performance Network
• S&C Coach - Welsh Badminton Junior Academy

Previous Professional Practice

• S&C Coach – Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys College RFC (June 2015 – October 2015)
• S&C Coach – Newport Gwent Dragons, Academy Players (March 2015 – October 2015)
• S&C Internship – Newport Gwent Dragons, Senior Rugby Team (March 2015 – October 2015)
• S&C Coach – Cardiff City Football Club U21's Team (June 2014 – March 2015)
• S&C / Sport Science Internship – Cardiff City Football Club 1st Team (June 2014 – March 2015)
• S&C / Sport Science Support – Wales Women Squad, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (April 2013)
• S&C / Sport Science Support – Cardiff Blues Academy, Cardiff Blues RFC (March 2013)
• Sport Science Support Assistant - Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Met University (February 2013 – June 2013)
• S&C Placement – Welsh Institute of Sport (WIS), Sport Wales (January 2013)
• Fitness Testing Assistant - Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan (Nov – April 2012)