Phil Scott

Name:  Phil Scott

Course studied: BSc. Sports Science; MPhil Physiology

Graduation Year: 2008; 2011

Why did you decide to study at Swansea University?

After looking around at other universities, the course suited what I wanted to get out of it. It seemed to be more applied than others around.

What did you enjoy most about your course at Swansea?

The practical nature of the course was great as you get hands on experience after learning the theory. The lecturers themselves were a bonus as some of them had experience in the professional sports world.

What are you doing now career-wise? 

Phil Scott









England Cricket Team Strength & Conditioning Coach          

My role includes delivery of performance programmes for the players that play within all three formats of the game, which involves gym and field based work.

Key elements of the role includes working closely with the physio and coaches ensuring the players find the balance between preparation and recovery with a demanding playing and travel schedule. With so many players involved in the programme there is an importance on communication with the county teams where the players come from.

How has Swansea University and your course helped you with your chosen career path?

The courses gave me a strong scientific grounding in the application to performance sport and also experiences both in the lab and out in the field.

What are the most challenging parts of your job?

This would be to coordinate all the players who are sometimes based in different parts of the world to ensure they are on track with their programme.

Phil Scott 2What are the most rewarding parts of your job?

Most rewarding aspects of my role are being a part of a national team and seeing the players you are helping to develop so well.

What was the best careers advice you were given?

Two things given to me by a combination of my parents and Dr Kilduff… you can always work harder and don’t just double check… triple check!


What advice do you have for current students and new graduates? 

The best advice I can give is based around the reality that if you are aiming high then you have to be prepared to make sacrifices to get there. If you aren’t prepared for that then you will always find an excuse not to do something. If you are, then you’ll make sure it happens.

What are your plans for the future?

My plan is always to do a good enough job in the current role to be in a position where other people want you to work for them… who knows where that will lead.

What have you done that you are most proud of?

Completing my MPhil at Swansea University with Dr.Kilduff and working for the national team.

Tell us about your time living and studying in Swansea. What are your favourite memories of your university years at Swansea?

The outdoor lifestyle was such a big part of what made Swansea for me. The bay, the Gower, the beaches, the surfing was a big part of why I loved it. The campus makes it such a social place to be with your friends and the sport was great with that.

Please provide details of your career history and any professional accomplishments 

England Cricket Team

October 2014 - Present

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Lancashire County Cricket Club   

November 2012 – October 2014                                                        

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Swansea University

September 2011 – November 2012

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tennis Wales

September 2011 – November 2012

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Glamorgan County Cricket Club

September 2010 – November 2012

Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach

West, D, J. Cunningham, D, J. Finn, C,V. Scott, P. Cook, C,J. Kilduff, L, P. 2014. The metabolic, hormonal, biochemical and neuromuscular function responses to a backward sled drag training session. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.28, 265-272.

Cunningham, D, J. West, D,J. Owen, N,J. Shearer, D,A. Finn, C,V. Bracken, R,M. Crewther, B,T. Scott, P. Cook, C, J. Kilduff, L, P. 2013. Strength and power predictors of sprinting performance in professional rugby players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 53,105-111.

Mukandi, I. Turner, A. Scott, P. Johnstone, J. 2014. Strength and Conditioning for Cricket Fast Bowlers. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36, 90-106.

And finally, describe yourself in 3 words…

Family. Travel. Music.