Placement Student Awards

Previous finalists and winners

Roy Barber – ECB

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Roy joined the ECB’s Strength and Conditioning Coaching Staff, supporting players across the pathway with particular focus on the Under-19 team and Potential England Performance Programme.

Alongside practical coaching experience, Roy was instrumental in devising and delivering tools to support player development and performance, including a method for monitoring player workload and a system for refining players’ running technique.

At the ECB Science and Medicine Conference, Roy presented his work around running. It was well received and has since been implemented across both ECB and county programmes.

During his final year, Roy worked part-time with the ECB – continuing his research and coaching alongside his studies.