Dr Russ Wrigley PhD, PgDip, BSc (hons), BSc (hons), MCSP, SRP

Russ Wrigley

I have been working in professional football for over 15 years in many different roles from Sports Scientist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Physiotherapist to my current role as Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine at Blackburn Rovers Academy. I am a BASES accredited High Performance Practioner who in 2015 received my PhD from Liverpool John Moores University researching maturation and physiological development in elite youth soccer players. I continue to be an active researcher who truly believes all practice needs to be science driven with the skill in how we bring all this knowledge together and implement it in a practical level. My passion remaining in how maturation impacts upon the long term development of youth athletes.