In a recent article on The Conversation, Dr Martin Toms, a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses whether where you grow up matters for sporting success and suggests that's why Yorkshire cricketers are so good.
A number of academic studies have identified that the size of the place you are born in can influence your chance of making it at a top level.
Read the full artilce on The Conversation here.
Dr Toms has been involved in sport coaching and development for a number of years, and has experience of teaching in schools, as well as coaching (Professionally) prior to undertaking posts at University. He has researched, presented and published in the area of the sports experiences of young people, and talent and participant development. Martin is a sports ethnographer, with experience in educational, coaching and club settings.