School of Health & Society 25.10.21

Salford student heads to the Euros as Performance Analyst

Salford Sports Science student Dan Towers has flown out to Krakow, Poland with the England Amputee National Team. Dan’s role as Performance Analyst will be to provide the team with the technical and tactical knowledge to hopefully ‘bring it home’.

Dan Towers

On his role with the England Amputee National Team, Dan said: “I started with the team last September in my first year at university looking to gain experience and hopefully add some input towards the European Championships this month.

“We flew out to Krakow on Wednesday 8 September to compete in EURO2021 and looking to go one step further than last time out, finishing runners up to Turkey in front of 40,000 at Besiktas’ home ground in Istanbul.  

“I have gained valuable experience working with the national disability team and working alongside experts in their field. Our Head Coach is Owen Coyle Jr, son of former Bolton and Burnley Manager Owen Coyle."

Dan and his colleagues will be using state of the art analytical software, the same software used by the likes of footballing giant’s AC Milan, Barcelona, and Paris St-Germain. You can find further details on the software here.

Dr Andrew Evans, Programme Leader for BSc Sports Science at the University, said: “Dan has been proactive in gaining valuable performance analysis experience early on in his time with us at Salford.

“Dan’s experiences will enable him to bring to life what he is learning in his studies. He is doing everything he can to really get the most out of his degree programme”

We wish Dan and the rest of the team the best of luck in their opening game against Greece.