SANDAL centre Mark Pease has already enjoyed considerable success as head of sports science at Sheffield United’s academy and now he is aiming for promotion glory on the pitch.
The 27 year-old from Newton Hill has been at the Blades for three years, helping to develop the likes of Harry Maguire, George Long and Joe Ironside through the club’s ranks.
And Pease is also hoping that in-form Sandal can improve on their third spot in National 3 North and achieve promotion.
“I think we have played better than a lot of people expected us to,” he said. “We are third in the league and we deserve to be there.
“The lads would be delighted to get promotion and that is what we are now striving for.”
Pease boasts a degree in sport and exercise science, together with a masters from Leeds Metropolitan University, as well as significant experience with a variety of sports clubs.
Prior to his move to Sheffield United, Pease had an internship on Castleford Tigers’ strength and conditioning team and a part-time role as a conditioning coach at Yorkshire CCC before a two-year job with Hungarian football giants Ferencváros, where he helped to set up the club’s sports science department.
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