Time-motion analysis of Women’s Football

Time-motion analysis of Women’s Football

In 2005, I began working with Mike Mulvey and the Queensland Women’s Football program. Prior to this, Mike had received limited quality sport science support. We performed a comprehensive time-motion analysis of training and match-play; something that had never been done before in the Women’s game. This information was used to refine training practices to improve the preparation of athletes for international competition. In addition, some of the work that was performed on these players has been published in international scientific journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

Tim’s dedication to the cause and attention to detail was clearly evident in my time working with him at the Queensland Academy of Sport. He had a willingness to be part of the ‘team’ and to ‘add value’ to the football program. This, together with his enthusiastic approach led to some important studies on footballers within the game including movement and decision making.

Mike Mulvey, Head Coach Brisbane Roar Football Club

I worked with Tim for a number of years while as an athlete at the Queensland Academy of Sport. Tim’s research and innovations had a massive impact on my career. He opened my eyes to game-specific training and how to technically and tactically change my way of thinking to improve my performances. He was always approachable and seeking my feedback in order to fine tune his approaches so that I received the best training tools to improve my performance.

Kate McShea, Former Australian Matildas International Football player