AS we continue to introduce, via Echo Sport, the new staff at Brighouse Town FC, this week we spoke with Adam Hewlett who is the newly appointed Head of Analysis and Conditioning for the team.
Local lad Adam, 30, who has just recently re-located to the Sheffield area with partner Claire Anyon, a teacher, is an ex-player with Town featuring from 2006 to 2008.
At present he is a Physical Education teacher but he is planning in 2013 to start and re-train as a Psychotherapist.
“At present I am building up to the course by doing volunteer work and this role at Brighouse is also going to help. I will be helping to get players in shape as well as spotting talent to perhaps bring to the club,” said Adam.
After gaining a degree in Exercise and Health Science at Staffordshire University, Adam moved into coaching and teaching, gaining his UEFA B Part 1 Coaching badge to level two.
Working at Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Adam saw an opportunity in 2009 when he went to coach ‘Soccer’ in Boston, America, for six months.
He is now working on gaining qualifications through a four part learning process with the UK Strengthening and Conditioning Association.
“Its quite technical and a lot of the learning process is through work experience. It looks at muscles, bones, weight lifting etc, and I should gain this qualification while working with Brighouse Town,” added Adam.
“I did some supply teaching at the school Paul (Quinn) works at in Huddersfield and we got talking and he thought I could fill a gap at the club.
“I am also interested in coaching and I have a lot of experience and qualifications so I also hope I can take a pro-active role in this at some point.
“The teams in this league are all pretty level but when Paul and I spoke we said it was the extra one to 10 percent that the team put in that will pull them away and move them on and that’s what I want to achieve.
“Paul is a really exciting coach to work under and with what I have been doing with the players so far, they are really tuning in and I hope they continue to enjoy what we are doing,” concluded Adam.