Jimmy Walker - Sponsored by: Caratech
After a career that spanned over 400 Football League games for Walsall, Jimmy moved to the Premier League with West Ham United where he enjoyed five seasons before a short spell at Tottenham Hotspur. Jimmy spent the final two years of his career back at Walsall where he ended with over 500 games in his two spells.
In 2013, Jimmy was appointed goalkeeper coach at Peterborough United. He left Peterborough following the sacking of manager Darren Ferguson and moved to Gillingham in a similar role. After a really successful 2015/16 season which saw Gillingham competing at the top end of League 1, Jimmy left due to the huge travelling demands from his Lincolnshire base.
Mike Hine - Sponsored by: University of Lincoln
BSc Sports Science, MSc Sports Therapy
Head of Sports Science and Medicine
Mike graduated from the University of Essex before completed a Master’s degree at London Metropolitan University. After some voluntary work with Southend United and Shenfield Football Academy during his studies he joined Danny Cowley’s Concord Rangers team in the Conference South, where he led the medical provision for three seasons. During the 3 seasons with Concord Rangers he also worked as lead therapist for Essex County FA and West Ham Ladies FC. He also spent a season as first team assistant sports therapist at Stevenage before heading to Sweden to lead the medical department for Division 3 side, Ytterhogdal IK. Within 2 months of moving to Sweden, Mike got the nod from Danny Cowley to come back to the UK to join him at Lincoln City FC.
Steve Rands - Sponsored by: Guardian Hygiene Services LTD
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Steve studied at the University of Hertfordshire and his career to date is as follows: Placement full time at Derby County 2012-13. Cheshunt FC Oct 2013- Nov 2014 Head Sports Therapist. Stamford AFC Nov 2014- May 2016 Head Sports Therapist. Lincoln City Youth Team March 2016 - current. Due to study MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine at Leeds Beckett University in September part time for two years.
Luke Jelly - Sponsored by: University of Lincoln
Head of Sports Science
Locally educated at St Peter and St Paul’s Catholic school, Luke left there after his A-Levels to start an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire. He graduated in 2014 and started a masters in sport performance. During his masters he worked as an intern as a strength and conditioning specialist with elite level youth swimmers and also assisted with the academy at Northants County Cricket Club. He graduated from his masters detailing his research into eccentric hamstring loading and began a full time internship as a first team assistant sport scientist at Peterborough United FC working in all provisions of sport science and medicine. He left at the end of the 2015/16 season and began his role at Lincoln City in June 2016.
Head of Performance Analysis
Strength & Conditioning/Sports Massage
Kieran spent nine years at the club as a player before leaving at age of 18. He graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2017 with a BSc in Sports Science. Kieran is following this with a Masters Degree in Sports Therapy. He has a Level 3 qualification in Sports Massage and a Level 2 in FA coaching.
Matthew Page & Toby Ellis
Matthew completed a degree and masters at the University of Lincoln in Sports Science and for his masters he undertook research in assessment of sporting performance. Alongside Toby he is the director of two local companies; VIRSCO, a sports based coaching company in Lincoln and iCoach4Sport, a online data assessment tool for teachers. He has also completed work for the Football Manager game as a statistician.
Assistant Performance Analyst
Glenn joined the Club from Braintree Town where he worked in a variety of roles. Glenn spent over 12 years working with the youth teams and Academy at Braintree before combining that role with a Performance Analyst position with the first team in the 2015/16 season. Glenn played a pivotal role in the success that Braintree enjoyed providing a fantastic analysis tool for the players to evaluate and consequently improve individual and team performance.