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QUALIFICATIONS

2017 Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University, UK

2011

MSc: Strength & Conditioning, Coventry University, UK

2009

BA (Hons): Sport Development & Coaching, Staffordshire University, UK.  Classification 1st

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2020 – Present

World Rugby Accredited Educator, ROI

2019 - Present 

EXOS Performance Specialist, USA

2019 – Present

United Kingdom Anti-Doping in Sport Accredited Advisor, UK

2017 – Present

World Rugby Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach, ROI

2017 – Present

World Rugby First Aid in Sport, ROI

2017 – Present

British Weightlifting Association Level 2 Coach, UK

2017 – Present

World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Rugby 7’s Coach, ROI

2016 – Present

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, The National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA

2011 – Present

NVQ in Personal Training, City and Guilds, UK

2008 – Present

Football Association Level 2 Football Coach, UK

2008 – Present

1st4Sport Level 1 Ruby 15’s Coach, UK

2008 – Present

Sports Coach UK Multisport Instructor, UK

2007 – Present

1st4Sport Level 1 Basketball Coach, UK

2006 – Present

1st4Sport Level 1 Badminton Coach, UK

2006 – Present

1st4Sport Level 1 Netball Coach, UK

2006 – Present

1st4Sport Level 1 Athletics Coach, UK

2006 – Present

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Coach, UK

2005 – Present

YMCA Level 3 Nutrition & Weight Management Specialist, UK

2005 – Present

YMCA Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor, UK

2005 – Present

YMCA Level 2 Circuit Training Instructor, UK

2005 – Present

YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor, UK

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2019 – Present  Member of European College of Sports Science (ECSS), DE
2017 – Present Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK

2016 – Present

Associate Member, United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), UK

2015 – Present

Certified Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA

EMPLOYMENT

2019 - Present Advisory Board Member for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, Love 21 Foundation, HK
2018 - Present Sports Performance Advisor, Cricket Hong Kong, HK
2017 – 2018 Strength & Conditioning Lead, Hong Kong Hockey Association, HK

2016 – 2018

Strength & Conditioning Consultant, Hong Kong Rugby Union, HK

2015 – Present

Teaching Fellow, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, HK.

2013 – 2015

Director of Football, Multi-Sport LTD, CN.

2012 – 2013

Head of Year, Cockshut Hill Technology College, UK

2011 – 2012

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Great British Fencing Team, UK

2010 – 2012

Strength and Conditioning Coach / Research Assistant, Coventry University, UK

2009 – 2011

Physical Education Assistant, Cockshut Hill Technology College, UK

2007 – 2009

Head Football Coach, Eurotech Soccer & UK Elite Soccer, USA

2006 – 2009

1st Team Football Manager, Staffordshire University, UK

2006 – 2009

Lead Football Coach, Stoke on Trent City Council, UK

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Wong, D. P., Weldon, A, Ngo, J. K. (2020). Physical Fitness Improvements of 8-week Light vs. Heavy Tyre Flip Training in Young Adults. Biology of Sport, 37(3).
  • Weldon, A., Ngo, J. K. (2019). The Effects of Work-Integrated Learning on Undergraduate Sports Coaching Students’ Perceived Self-Efficacy. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 20 (3).

  • Mateus, N., Gonçalves, B., Weldon, A., Sampaio, J. (2019). Effects of Using Four Baskets During Simulated Youth Basketball Games. PLOS ONE, 14 (8).

  • Duncan, M., Weldon, A., Price, M. (2013). The Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate on Back Squat and Bench Press Exercise to Failure.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28 (5).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Wong, D. P., Weldon, A., Ngo, J. (2019). Effects of 8-Week Light vs. Heavy Tire Flip Training on Physical Fitness of Young Adults. Presented at the European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, Prague, CZ
  • Weldon, A., Ngo, J. (2019). Work Integrated Learning and Co-Curricular Collaboration with Cricket Hong Kong. Presented at the International Conference for Applied Education, Technology and Innovation, Hong Kong.
  • Weldon, A., Bosson, A., Mak. T. S. (2018). Strength and Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Sports Coaching Strategies for Youth Sports. Presented at the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Duncan, MJ., Weldon, A., Price, M. (2013). The effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on back squat and bench press exercise to failure. Presented at The British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, Cardiff, UK.
  • Weldon, A., Price, M. (2011).  The Effects of Palm Cooling on High Intensity Back Squat Performance.  Presented at the Annual Sports Therapy and Strength and Conditioning Conference, Coventry, UK. 

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

  • The 6th World Congress of Science & Medicine in Cricket, 8th – 10th July 2019, Loughborough, UK

  • European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, 3rd – 6th July 2019, Prague, CZ

  • Hong Kong Sports Institute AFSM Biennial Congress cum HKASMSS 30th Anniversary Sports Medicine Conference, 30th November – 2nd December 2018, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Sports Institute Applied Sports Psychology Conference for Asian Games, 16th-17th March 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong Sports Institute International Sports Medicine in Sport Symposium, 29th-30th October 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong Sports Institute International Sports Science Symposium, 28th-29th October 2016, Hong Kong.
  • United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association, 12th Annual Conference, 16th-18th September 2016, Leicestershire, UK.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • Reviewer, Science and Medicine in Football (IF: TBD)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IF: 3.04)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sports Sciences (IF: 2.81)
  • Reviewer, Sports Biomechanics (IF: 1.15)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Training
  • Recovery Methods in Exercise

AWARDED GRANTS

  • Weldon, A. (2020). University Grants Council. Research Matching Grant - $46,658HKD.
  • Weldon, A., Luk, T. Z., Macadam, P., Ho, M. K. & Wong, T. S. (2019-2020). The Effects of a 6-Week Wearable Resistance Training Intervention on Physical Fitness of Recreational Athletes. THEi Seed Grant. (HK$76,878) (on-going)
  • Weldon, A. (2019). Sino-British Fellowship Trust. (HK$14,570).
  • Weldon, A. (2016). Sino-British Fellowship Trust (HK$28,500)