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Ioan paval ctm

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Ph.D. Candidate in Sports Performance Analysis
MSc Sports Coaching and Performance (Distinction)
BSc Rugby Coaching and Performance (First Class Honours)
Accredited Level 1 Rugby Coach
Accredited Level 2 Rugby Coach
Accredited Handball Instructor


Ioan combines the passion for sports with the latest technological advancements. He shows interest in the professional practice of performance analysis and he has extensive experience as a performance analyst in a multitude of rugby settings from school and academy levels to international high-performance environments.

In addition, he is interested in academic research with a particular focus on performance analysis, sports coaching, and sports psychology.

Professional Achievements:

2015: Foster Challenge Cup Winner with Pontypridd RFC
2016: World Rugby Nations Cup Winner with Rugby Romania
2016: Pershing Cup Winner with Rugby Romania
2016: Antim Ivireanu Cup Winner with Rugby Romania
2017: European Champion with Rugby Romania
2017: Touring Japan and Canada with Rugby Romania

Academic Achievements:

2017: DJ Pulling Memorial Award: Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance
2017: Award Leader’s Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance
2018: Masters Student of the Year Award


2017 – Present: Lecturer in Performance Analysis for Rugby Coaching and Performance
2017 – 2018: Technical Demonstrator Assistant at the University of South Wales
2017 – 2018: Lead Performance Analyst at USW BUCS Rugby
2016 – 2018: Head of Performance Analysis at Romanian Rugby Federation
2016 – 2017: Performance Analyst at Hudl UK
2015 – Present: Lead Performance Analyst at Pontypridd RFC


Provide Performance Analysis support for the BSc Rugby Coaching and Performance course.


An Examination of Professional Practice in Performance Analysis: Developing an Understanding of Effectiveness.

Areas of Expertise

Data Engineering
Programming Language
Performance Analysis in Sport
Performance Analysis in Rugby
Performance Analysis in Handball
Performance Analysis in Football

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