Josh Trewin

Josh Trewin

Sport and Data Scientist

Futbol AnalysR

Biography

I am sport and data scientist on a journey to explore football data from technical, tactical and physical sources. I have a PhD from AUT University in Strength and Conditioning, focusing on match-running in elite female soccer. This provided me with valuable skills in data analysis using Excel, which I am now expanding in to R and Python through self learning.

The purpose of this blog is to provide a space for others look to learn different methods of analysing their data. If you are self-taught, then this is the blog for you. I will show you in-depth steps, through traditional blog posts and also Youtube videos, on how to use everything from Power Bi/Tableau to Python/R. Make sure to add me to your favourites or follow me over on LinkedIn or Facebook for future updates!

Interests
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualisations
  • Analysis of Match Performances
  • Exercise physiology
Education
  • PhD in Strength and Conditioning, 2018

    AUT University

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honors), 2014

    Waikato Institute of Technology

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Futbol AnalysR
Sport and Data Scientist
Futbol AnalysR
Jun 2020 – Present Auckland, New Zealand
I started Futbol AnalysR as a consulting and learning experience to help keep a foot in the door of the sporting world. I offer contract services as a sport and data scientist/analyst to clubs and individuals around the world who are looking to Power Their Performance Through Data.
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Data Scientist
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jan 2020 – Jun 2020 Vancouver, Canada
As a Data Scientist, my roles only changed slightly, with the focus on implementing a custom built data warehouse using Snowflake. All data collected is stored in this custom warehouse and utilised in all Bi software for reporting purposes.
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Applied Performance Scientist
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Apr 2018 – Dec 2019 Vancouver, Canada
As the Applied Performance Scientist, my main roles were to collect and analyse all data collected on a daily basis with the MLS and Academy teams. In 2019, this also evolved in to more data analytics, using Power Bi and Tableau to create reports and visualisations to allow informed decision making on the collected data.
 
 
 
 
 
Canada Soccer
Sport Science Consultant
Canada Soccer
Jul 2016 – Apr 2018 New Zealand
As a sport science consultant, I was in charge of all data accuracy, analysis and visualisations for youth to national team level. The data consisted of GPS, HR, RPE and wellness collected both within camp, and remotely. The use of R and Power Bi was more prevalent in this role than it was in the previous intern based role with Canada Soccer.
 
 
 
 
 
Canada Soccer
Sport Science Intern
Canada Soccer
Mar 2015 – Mar 2016 Vancouver, Canada and New Zealand
With this intern based role, I was involved with data collection of GPS, HR and RPE data for the WNT whilst in training camps. Analysis and visualisation of this data was completed in MS Excel using custom built dashboards. I also had hands on experience with youth teams as the sole and assistant sport scientist, including a Fifa World Cup with the U17 team in late 2016.