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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

  • 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., 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., 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, 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. (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)