Tom Mathews


​Technician Demonstrator (Strength and Conditioning)

Telephone number: 029 2020 5592
Email address:​

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 provides support for the BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRaM), MSc Strength and Conditioning, and the MSc Sport Rehabilitation courses. His main roles include supporting teaching in practical lectures and the organisation of equipment/materials for the following strength and conditioning modules:

• SSP4120 – Foundations in Strength and Conditioning
• SSP5134 – Strength and Conditioning Coaching
• SSP6136 – Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Tom also provides technical support for SCRAM students completing independent/dissertation projects as well as being involved in mentoring students on work placements as part of the Open Campus initiative.

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

Lead S&C Coach in the Cardiff Met Youth Physical Development Centre (YPDC) for the following:
• Welsh Tennis High Performance Network
• Welsh Badminton Junior Academy
• Welsh Pole Vault Academy
• Maindy Flyers Youth Cycling Club
• Cardiff Met Trampolining Academy

Previous Professional Practice

• S&C Coach - Cardiff Met Tennis BUCS Squad
• 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)