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Town Confirm Neville Appointment

Town Pull Off A Coup By Bringing In Former England Coach

11 July 2017

Swindon Town Football Club are delighted to confirm the arrival of Chris Neville as our new Head of Performance Coach.

The vastly experienced Strength and Conditioning coach joined up with the Reds two weeks ago for pre-season and his arrival is a massive coup for the club.

Neville has worked with both Portsmouth and Blackburn, while he has also been involved in the England set-up on a number of occasions, including working under Roy Hodgson at the 2014 World Cup.

Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge with him, Neville has already made a hugely positive impact during his short time at The County Ground and he’s looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I had a call from the manager a few weeks ago, he’s new to the club and the club is looking to progress this year, so it is an opportunity to come in and help the coaching staff and the players,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.

“I’m coming in to help on the performance side so that encompasses the medical side, the sports science and nutrition side and a little bit of analysis too in terms of GPS and heart rate analysis from training and games.

“It is quite an all-encompassing role but I’m just fortunate to be here. It is a good club with a good history and we’re looking to progress this season. Hopefully I can play a small part in helping the management do that.”

Chris Neville

“Nutrition of course is an important aspect of football, particularly in pre-season, and we’ll be putting big emphasis on gym programmes.

“It is quite an all-encompassing role but I’m just fortunate to be here. It is a good club with a good history and we’re looking to progress this season.

“Hopefully I can play a small part in helping the management do that.”

Town boss Dave Flitcroft was over the moon to have brought Chris to SN1 and he highlighted just how big an appointment it is for the football club.

“I am delighted that Chris has agreed to join the club,” he said.

“His CV speaks for itself and he was a valued member of the coaching teams at both Portsmouth and Blackburn, where he proved a hugely popular figure with both players and staff due to his attention to detail.

“We are extremely lucky as a football club to have someone of Chris’ caliber working for us and he’s already made a huge difference in his short time with us.

“He will be a huge part of what we do going forward and his knowledge and experience on the performance and nutrition side of things will be crucial."


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