London City Lioness are pleased to announce that the club have renewed the contract of First Team Lead Analyst, Sophie Bone, and added two more to the department’s roster: Yuki Tamaru and Adam Keep, for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
Bone returns for her second season with The Pride after joining from Southampton FC in 2020.
Yuki Tamaru and Adam Keep equally add considerable depth to London City’s analyst department which will see them work across both the first team and within the club's recruitment department. They will provide day-to-day support to Bone whilst working closely with GM Edward Gallagher in providing recruitment data.
Tamaru (left) joins The Pride following an internship within Chelsea FC Girls’ Academy. The Japanese native moved to the UK to pursue studies in sports analysis.
Keep also joins the analysis team after having worked with our Sister Club partner, Hampstead FC.
Commenting on the affirmative growth of the analysis department, General Manager Edward Gallagher said, “Data within football when used correctly can be key and having Sophie as a full-time member of our staff ensures Melissa, our technical staff and our players are receiving high level information which will benefit our performances.
"The addition of both Yuki and Adam will also benefit our long-term football strategy at the club as they will work closely with our recruitment department to ensure we target players that suit the playing philosophy and culture at London City Lionesses."
Further news and team updates will soon be announced in the coming weeks.
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