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QUALIFICATIONS

2021 – Present PhD: Strength and Conditioning Practices, Coventry University, UK
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

2020 – Present

Full Member, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) - AUS

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

2020 – Present Strength and Conditioning Consultant, Polytechnic University, HK
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

Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Hospitality, THEi.

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

  • Weldon, A., Owen, AL., Loturco, I., Kyriacou, Y., Wong, W., Malone, S., Sampaio, J., Scanlan, AT. Match demands of male and female international lacrosse players competing under the World Lacrosse Sixes format. (2022). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Loturco, I., Haugen, T., Freitas, TT., Bishop, C., Moura, TBMA., Mercer, VP., Alcaraz, PE., Pereira, LA., Weldon, A. (2022). Strength and conditioning practices of Brazilian Olympic sprint and jump coaches. Journal of Human Kinetics.
  • Duncan, MJ., Weldon A., Barnett, LM., Landers, N. (2022). Practices and perceptions of fundamental movement skills in grassroots football coaches. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. doi.org/10.1177/17479541211073547
  • Weldon, A., Wong, ST., Mateus, N., Duncan, MJ., Clarke, ND., Pears, M., Owen, AL., Bishop, C. (2022). Practices and perspectives of strength and conditioning in soccer coaches and players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. doi.org/10.1177/17479541211072242
  • Loturco, I., Freitas, TT., Alcaraz, PE., Kobal, R., Nunes, R., Weldon, A., Pereira, LA. (2021). Practices of Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Brazilian Elite Soccer. Biology of Sport.
  • Mateus, N., Gonçalves, B., Felipe, JL., Sánchez-Sánchez, J., Garcia-Unanue, J., Weldon, A., Sampaio, J. (2021). In-season training responses and perceived wellbeing and recovery status in professional football players. PLoS One.  
  • Weldon, A., Duncan, MJ., Turner, A., Lockie, R., Loturco, I. (2021). Practices of strength and conditioning coaches in professional sports: A systematic review. Biology of Sport.
  • Weldon, A., Ma, WWK., Ho, IMK., Li, E. (2021). Online learning during a global pandemic: Perceived benefits and issues in higher education. Knowledge Management & E-Learning.
  • Mernagh, D., Weldon, A., Wass, J., Phillips, J., Parmar, N., Waldron, M., Turner, AN. (2021).  A comparison of match demands using ball-in-play versus whole match data in professional soccer players of the English Championship. SPORTS.

  • Ho, IMK., Cheong, KY., Weldon, A. (2021). Predicting student satisfaction scores of emergency remote learning in higher education during COVID-19 using machine learning techniques. PLoS One.
  • Mateus, N., Exel, J., Gonçalves, B., Weldon, A., Sampaio, J. (2021). Off-training physical activity and training responses as determinant of sleep quality in young football players. Scientific Reports. 

  • Weldon, A., Mak, JTS., Wong, ST., Duncan, MJ., Clarke, ND., Bishop, C. (2021). Strength and conditioning practices and perspectives of volleyball coaches and players. SPORTS..

  • Owen, AL., Wong, DP., Newton, M., Weldon, A., Zhang, Q., Koundourakis, N. (2020). Quantification, tapering and positional analysis of across 9-weekly microcycles in a professional Chinese Super League soccer team. EC Orthopaedics.

  • Vernau, JW., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Weldon, A., Maloney, SJ., Pacey, R., Turner, A. (2020). An examination of job roles within the strength and conditioning profession. Professional Strength and Conditioning.

  • Weldon, A., Duncan, MJ., Turner, A., Christie, CJ. (2020). Contemporary practices of strength and conditioning coaches in professional cricket. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.

  • Bishop, C., Weldon, A., Hughes, J., Brazier, J., Loturco, I., Turner, A., Read, P. (2020). Seasonal variation of physical performance inter-limb asymmetry in professional cricket athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Weldon, A., Clarke, ND., Pote, L., Bishop, C. (2020), Physical profiling of international cricket players: An investigation between bowlers and batters. Biology of Sport.   

  • Weldon, A., Duncan, MJ., Turner, A., Wong, DP., Noon, M., Sampaio, J., Lai, V. W. (2020). Contemporary practices of strength and conditioning coaches in professional soccer. Biology of Sport, 38(3): 1-16.

  • Weldon, A., Duncan, MJ., Turner, A., LaPlaca, D., Sampaio, J., Christie, CJ. (2020). Practices of strength and conditioning coaches: A snapshot from different sports, countries and levels. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  

  • Wong, DP., Weldon, A., Ngo, JK. (2020). Physical fitness improvements of 8-week light vs. heavy tyre flip training in young adults. Biology of Sport, 37(3): 203-210.

  • Weldon, A., Ngo, JK. (2019). The effects of work-integrated learning on undergraduate sports coaching students’ perceived self-efficacy. International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 20(3), 309-319.

  • Mateus, N., Gonçalves, B., Weldon, A., Sampaio, J. (2019). How perceiving additional baskets modifies youth basketball players’ performances, PLoS One, 14(8).

  • Duncan, MJ., Weldon, A., Price, M. (2014). The effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on back squat and bench press exercise to failure. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(5): 1358-1366.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Weldon, A., Owen, AL., Loturco, I., Kyriacou, Y., Wong, W., Malone, S., Sampaio, J., Scanlan, AT. Match demands of male and female international lacrosse players competing under the World Lacrosse Sixes format. (2021). Oral Presentation at The 7th Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science Student Conference on Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science cum Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Scientific Symposium, Hong Kong, HK.

  • Weldon, A., Duncan, MJ., Turner, A. Current Issues, Desired Changes, and Future Trends: Opinions of S&C Coaches in Professional Soccer and Cricket (2020). Poster Presentation at The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Conference, Online.

  • Ho, IMK., Wu, HC., Weldon, A., Yong, JTH., Lam, CTT. (2020). A Novel Research Method Using Artificial Intelligence in Sport Science: Using Machine Learning to Predict Changes in Countermovement Jump Performance Before and After Training as Super Meta-Analysis. Oral presentation at The European College of Sports Science Annual Conference, Sevilla, SP.

  • 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. et al. (2018). The effects of passive leg raising during inter-set rest on cycling, sprint and plyometric performance. Poster presentation at THEi Research Symposium, Hong Kong, HK.
  • 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 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference, 19th November 2020. (Online).

  • 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, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IF: 4.0)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sports Sciences (IF: 3.4)
  • Reviewer, Biology of Sport (IF: 2.8)
  • Reviewer, Science and Medicine in Football (IF: 2.5)
  • Reviewer, Sports Biomechanics (IF: 2.0)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

AWARDED GRANTS

  • Weldon, A. (2021). University Grants Council (UGC) Research Matching Grant (RMG). (HK$9,009).
  • Mateus, N., Weldon, A., Sampaio, J. (2021 – Under Review). A holistic approach to support youth football player’s development: interactions between performance, lifestyle and health. UEFA Research Grant Programme (UEFA RGP). (HK$131,350).
  • Weldon, A. (2021). University Grants Council (UGC) Research Matching Grant (RMG). (HK$14,750).
  • Weldon, A. (2020). University Grants Council (UGC) Research Matching Grant (RMG). (HK$46,658).
  • Weldon, A. (2020). Junior Researcher Award. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).
  • Weldon, A. (2020). Sino-British Fellowship Trust. (HK$12,012).
  • Weldon, A. (2020). University Grants Council. Research Matching Grant ($46,658HKD).
  • Weldon, A., Luk, T.Z., Macadam, P., Ho, IMK., Wong, TS. (2019-ongoing). The effects of a 6-week wearable resistance training intervention on physical fitness of recreational athletes. THEi Seed Grant. (HK$76,878)
  • Weldon, A. (2019). Sino-British Fellowship Trust. (HK$14,570).
  • Weldon, A. (2016). Sino-British Fellowship Trust (HK$28,500)