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MEMBER NEWS: Exeter appoint Andrew Wiseman as their first full-time strength & Conditioning Coach


Exeter City’s new Strength and Conditioning coach Andrew Wiseman says he will be working hard to ensure as many City players as possible will be fit and available for selection next season. In a summer of several new appointments, new manager Matt Taylor has added to his backroom staff by bringing in Andrew after proving […]

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Dr Ryland Morgans leaves his role as Performance Director at Everton FC


Ryland was initially appointed by Sam Allardyce to oversee the performance related departments at Everton with the aim of improving the players physically, reducing the risk of injury and improving the rehabilitation methods. His tenure at the Club saw them them achieve an 8th place finish in the Premier League. Ryland who has worked at […]

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Watford player slapped in face and sprayed with water following potential concussion incident


Noridn Amrabat, 31, took a blow to the head during the Morrocco v Iran game on Friday when he knocked heads with his Iranian counter part Vahid Amiri which resulted in a heavy fall. Looking unsteady and dazed Amrabat was then squirted with water and then slapped around the face repeatedly by the Moroccan doctor. […]

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In advance of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA)has chosen Catapult Sports to deliver world-leading athlete monitoring technology to advance team and player performance.   The partnership will see the EFA receive 25 PlayerTek by Catapult units to help optimise performance, mitigate injury risk, and quantify return to play protocols for the senior national […]

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Scores of people, including football and sports stars, flocked to the launch of the 2018 Northwest Football Awards (NWFA) at Manchester House last night. Former Man City manager Brian Horton, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Diane Modahl and Happy Mondays singer Rowetta were among those celebrating the start of the eleventh edition of the NWFA.  High-flying […]

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Nick Davies has left his role as Head for Fitness at West Ham United to end his second spell with the Premiership side. During his 6 month period at the club improvements were made in both physical performance of the team and also the soft tissue injury rate. The former Charlton, Birmingham and Norwich Head […]

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“Change” of name ensures unanimity across football


The recent conference & awards event saw the launch of the “new” name for the association which will be now known as Football Medicine and Performance Association, FMPA.  While this is only a minor change and our logo will easily remain identifiable, it was felt necessary to make the adjustment in order to emphasise that […]

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Outstanding success of the FMPA Conference and Awards confirms its place as THE Medicine & Performance event of the Year!!!


This years end of season Conference & Awards programme was unanimously voted our best yet with success across the board. With over 260 delegates and attendees, a universally acclaimed educational programme, a full to capacity Awards dinner and a full exhibition trade presence,there was no question that the FMPA had taken their annual Conference to […]

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BBC TV presenter Hugh Ferris to host at the FMA Awards 2018


The FMA are delighted to announce that BBC TV presenter Hugh Ferris will be hosting the FMA awards evening at the FMA Conference & Awards 2018 18/19 May. Hugh is a TV, radio and events presenter with nearly 15 years experience, spending most of his working life with BBC Sport. He appears on BBC TV, presenting the sport […]

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FA to support FMA conference


The Football Association are once again supporting our annual Conference in May. As well as having a strong presence at the event staff from the FA will be co-presenting an education session with the Premier League. “The dual presentation and the fact it is a part of our Conference event demonstrates the working relationship  that […]

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The FMA have been receiving nominations over the last few months from Members and colleagues for the Medicine & Performance Team 2017/2018.  This award is designed to recognise the exceptional contribution of a medical and performance team within a Club. Where they have worked as a unit, pulled together as a team, achieved great results, […]

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BSN Medical (an Essity company) take lead sponsorship at FMA Conference & Awards 2018


BSN medical, a global leader in the worldwide healthcare market, specialising in the areas of Compression Therapy, Wound Care, and Orthopaedics, is delighted to continue supporting our business partnership with the Football Medical Association (FMA).   Three years into our partnership with the association, and we continue to strengthen our relationship with the FMA, to […]

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Women’s Game attendees soar at FMA Conference


This year’s FMA Conference is predicted to see 2 or more medical & performance personnel from every  team in the FA Women’s Super League 1 attending the event. For the women’s game to flourish it is vital that staff engage and collaborate with colleagues in the men’s game and this year’s conference & awards is […]

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English Premier League to support the FMA Conference & Awards 2018


Following recent discussions the English Premier League (EPL) have agreed to support the Football Medical Association (FMA) Conference in May. The EPL will not only have a presence at the event but will contribute to the programme by co presenting an education session alongside the Football Association.   “ Bringing the Premier League into the framework […]

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Manchester City Medical Team stop team bus at scene of Anfield attack to treat injured Liverpool fan after Champions League defeat


The City bus was attacked as it made its way to the ground ahead of Wednesday night’s 3-0 quarter-final first-leg defeat. The vehicle had to be replaced due to the damage caused by missiles but stopped in the exact same spot as the attack to treat the supporter, reports the Manchester Evening News . The fan was […]

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Tony Tompos joins Aberdeen FC as First Team Physiotherapist


FMA Member, Tony Tompos, has left St Johnstone to take up a new postition at Aberdeen FC. In an Tony with the Club Tony stated “I am from Rochdale, which is east Manchester. It is between Yorkshire and Lancashire, that is why I have a strange accent! “When I was younger, I actually supported West […]

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Barnsley FC’s Head of Sports Scientist moves to Leeds United FC


FMA Member, Nathan Winder, joins Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom in his move to Leeds United FC.  Nathan is also joined by Alex Bailey, First Team Performance Analyst, and Jamie Clapham, First Team Coach. Have you changed club recently?  Let us know email:

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Colchester United’s 1st Team Physio celebrates 1000th match!


Congratulations to Tony Flynn on reaching his 1000th match and who amazingly has only missed 3 matches in his 23 year career!  As an FMA Member Tony was presented with his “21 Club Award” at the FMA Conference & Awards in 2016.  Team mates from Colchester United also attended the event to congratulate Tony on this […]

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Ryan Mason thanks Hull City FC medical team


The 26-year-old fractured his skull in a Premier League clash with Chelsea last January. Ryan Mason says he can retire with his “head held high” after accepting medical advice to end his playing career at the age of 26. Hull City confirmed this morning that their record signing will not play again 13 months after he […]

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Welcome new Business Partner: Catapult


The FMA are delighted to welcome Catapult as Business Partner.  Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams. With precision engineering at the intersection of sports science and analytics, Catapult products are designed to optimise performance, mitigate the risk of injury and support the return to competition.  Over the past ten […]

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Arsenal FC Physio to run London Marathon


Andrew Rolls who is an FMA Member and Arsenal FC First Team Physiotherapist will be running the London Marathon on 23 April 2017.  Andy has already raised over £1500 for his chosen charity CLIC Sargent. “CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this […]

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FA Taking the Lead on Addressing Colour Blindness in Football


Statistically one in 12 men and one in 200 women will be colour blind. Perhaps you are? Or maybe your son or daughter or team-mate is? Being colour blind can significantly affect your enjoyment of football – whether as a player, referee, coach or spectator. Imagine not being able to differentiate between the kit of […]

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Welcome new Business Partner: Catapult


The FMA are delighted to welcome Catapult as Business Partner.  Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams. With precision engineering at the intersection of sports science and analytics, Catapult products are designed to optimise performance, mitigate the risk of injury and support the return to competition.  Over the past ten […]