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Hill joins as Head of Sports Science

11 January 2017

MK Dons is pleased to announce that John Hill has joined the Football Club as Head of Sports Science.

Hill arrives at Stadium MK with a strong pedigree, having graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters in Strength & Conditioning before working for Edinburgh Rugby.

He earned the chance to work at Hearts in 2010, where he began as a Sports Science Assistant prior to forging a relationship with then Under-20s coach Robbie Neilson, who subsequently offered him the chance to step up to Head of Sports Science when he was appointed first-team manager.

In this role, the 28-year-old was in charge of the strength and conditioning of the first-team squad, as well as creating a structure for the Sports Science department throughout the Club.

Neilson told mkdons.com: “John has got a great pedigree - the work he has done speaks for itself. We worked very well together at Hearts and I know what he will bring to the table. I’m delighted to have him on board.

“I’m confident he can carry on the good work that had already been put in place.” 

Hill said: “MK Dons is a fantastic Club. I wanted to come down to England to progress my career and challenge myself in a new environment.

“The opportunity to work with Robbie and Stevie again was also a big factor for me – we have a good relationship and I believe that will help benefit the squad.

“Together, we enjoyed good success at Hearts by providing the squad with the best possible support and that is something I want to continue here so they can go and compete the way Robbie wants them to.

“I’m here to develop the players’ athletic potential which will hopefully help us get results on the field.”


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