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MEMBER NEWS: Lee Taylor & Daniel Simm appointed at Peterborough United FC


Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has confirmed the new appointments to his staff at the football club following a number of departures over the last few months with individuals departing the ABAX Stadium to develop their career. The club can confirm that Daniel Simm has been appointed as the club’s new Head of Medical, while […]

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FMPA MEMBER NEWS: Chris Cook leaves Annan Athletic for Hull City FC


Club Physiotherapist Chris Cooke has left Annan Athletic football club to move onto full time employment at Hull City FC. Annan Athletic said ‘Whilst the club are disappointed to lose the services of Chris we’re are absolutely delighted that he has moved into such a prestigious role in the higher echelons of English Football. Chris joined […]

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BSN Medical continue business partnership for 2018/2019 season


The FMPA are delighted that BSN Medical (an Essity Company) will be continuing their partnership for the 2018/2019 season. BSN medical brands have stood the test of time and are well-known in professional sports medicine, with long-term product confidence recognised by Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists alike. Taping and strapping products such as Strappal® and Leukoplast® […]

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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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Science + Football to partner with the FMA


  Having worked closely with Science + Football and attended their conferences over the past few years we are now establishing a more formal relationship which will see an expansion of our focus on the sports science community.

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Jeff Winter Announced as After Dinner Speaker


The FMA are delighted to announce that former Premier League referee Jeff Winter will be entertaining guests at the FMA Awards 2017 at the event to be held on Saturday 27th May 2017. Jeff retired from Premiership football in 2004 and was one of the most controversial referee’s in England.  Born in Manchester Jeff’s last match […]

Heading footballs “affects memory”


Researchers said they had identified “small but significant changes in brain function” after players headed the ball 20 times. Memory performance was reduced by between 41% and 67% following the routine heading practice, with the effects wearing off after 24 hours. The University of Stirling study was published in EBioMedicine. It is the first to […]