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Professional Development Phase Lead Coach

Sam Rose

Academy Management Team


Sam joined the club in 2010 as the club opened its Centre of Excellence. He started off in a part-time role but later moved into a full-time role as a Skills Coach.

Rose has also worked as a Foundation Phase Lead Coach and Head of Coaching before taking on his role with the under 18s in the 2016/17 season.

Rose is in charge of the under 18 programme at the Academy. He works closely with Youth Development Phase Coaches to identify players in the under 15s and 16s who will make the step-up to the under 18s side.

Rose also works with Academy Manager Dan Robinson and first-team coaching staff to help develop players who are suitable for the first-team.