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Science in football goes under the microscope


The science of football will go under the microscope at a University of Wolverhampton conference. 

Experts from the football industry will discuss putting principles into practice at the event on Tuesday, 21 August 2018.

Speakers include Dr Ben Rosenblatt, the Lead Men’s Physical Performance Coach for the FA, who will talk about physically preparing teams to win major international tournaments.

Performance nutrition consultant Dr Scott Robinson will look at how you can translate science to the elite football setting from the point of view of someone working in the industry.

Sofie Kent, a PhD researcher at the University of Wolverhampton, will discuss whether you can teach Academy players to perform under pressure.

Research into growth and maturation in youth football will be discussed by Rickesh Patel, who is currently conducting applied research through a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy. He is also providing sport science support across the Academy.

The conference, Science In Football: Principle to Practice, will take place at the Walsall Campus from 6pm-9pm.

Organiser Dr Ross Cloak said: “We are very lucky to have an excellent group of speakers lined up for what we hope to be a very applied and informative evening here at the Institute of Sport and Human Sciences. The aim of the event is to provide an insight into the world of sports science in elite football as well as showcase our own research with our partners WWFC.”

For more information or to reserve your place please contact Ross Cloak on e-mail: or visit:

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Date Issued: Monday, 11 June 2018

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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