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FMPA are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Manchester FA.

This is the start of a programme to engage with regional FA’s in supporting the medical service to their players.

The arrangement with Manchester
 FA provides vital connectivity for the grassroots game in Greater Manchester, 
to you – our members, the experienced industry professionals who specialise in
the treatment of football-related injuries. Should any of their 30,000 players, coaches, volunteers and Referee’s be in need of your services, they will be directed to our resource of practitioners on the FMPA Register.

As part of the arrangement, Manchester FA has also pledged to financially support any member who suffers a critical injury whilst participating in sanctioned football. *They will cover the cost of the initial consultation with an FMPA practitioner, through Fund4Football; the income generated through discipline fines across each season.

Joel Buckle, Business Development Manager at Manchester FA, explains: “This partnership is a fantastic move forwards as we, as a county FA, look to support our members with world-class specialists through the FMPA network”.

The FMPA will guarantee that any individual suffering a critical injury 
during sanctioned football will have the opportunity to see an FMPA Registrant. From the moment Manchester FA is notified, the player will be contacted by 
a practitioner within 24 hours and will be offered the most appropriate appointment time that suits their individual needs.

* Manchester FA will fund the initial appointment (maximum £40), when dealing with a critical injury.

Read Manchester FA’s launch article

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FMPA Register Profile

Darren Beers, Head of Medical Services Swindon Supermarine FC

Owner of Diamond Pro-Cure Sports Therapy (clinic)  and Fit4Match (providing Sports Therapy to Match Officials and teams).

With over 30 years of professional sports therapy under his belt, Darren has worked with teams and organisations across many sports.   These include The Premier League, British Cycling, British Ice Hockey Federation and The Football League, and several club teams, including Ladies Championship Rugby.   He has lectured in Sports Therapy for Swindon College (affiliated to the University of Bath) and mentored students into professional practice.    Darren runs Diamond Pro-Cure practice within Swindome, a state of the art indoor football facility and loves treating injuries and helping people to recover fast.

Contact Darren via the FMPA Register click here


FMPA Register front page feature in 'Frontline' The Physiotherapy Magazine for CSP Members

CSP members can now read our article in the latest magazine – Issue 2 Volume 25

FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon talks about how the FMPA have a terrific resource of practitioners who, upon leaving the game, enter into private practice with tremendous skills and knowledge. But the grassroots game has had little or no investment in medical terms and relies on untrained volunteers often administrating questionable advice. So it was felt that we could put the two together for mutual benefit.

The FMPA Register was the result and launched recently.

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Astonishing findings to new UEFA study

According to a new European study, it has proven that participation in grassroots football delivers more than £1bn of positive value to Scottish society. Providing economic, health and social benefits.

Scotland has 147,555 registered players, however there are more than 780,000 football players in Scotland.

The FMPA is fully behind this study and are playing their part in keeping people fit and in the game for longer. The FMPA Register will bring together the public, who are looking for practitioners they can trust, with the experience and skills to treat a football injury and promote a rapid return to play.

FMPA Register – making sure players receive the best care possible, from the very best in the game!

Read full story here

‘This is a brilliant project that will put us to in touch personally with fans and grassroots football.

Having been involved in Private Practice alongside Football for many years, I am convinced that this will be a resounding success. This is a great initiative’.

Derek Wright, Head Physiotherapist,

Newcastle United FC 

‘Taking up private practice is the natural progression for most of us as we leave the game.

We genuinely do want to give something back to football and working with the register and at grassroots level gives us the perfect opportunity’.

Alan Smith, Head Physiotherapist,

Aston Villa FC

‘I work in the professional game and see patients in my Clinic as well. Fans who come to see me love to talk about the Club as it’s the life blood of our community.

This Register will open up the same opportunity for fans and practitioners across the country’.

Dave Tinker, Podiatrist,

Burnley FC


New features are constantly being added to the Register, in order to promote and highlight members.

The FMPA has created 3 options to select on your profile, which are as follows:

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This coding system together with your bio on the profile page allows you to stand out and be quickly sourced by your next employer, patient or client!

FMPA Register

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The FMPA has developed an FMPA Register for medics, therapists, scientists and allied professionals such as psychologists, podiatrists and dentists working within private practice and/or providing a consultancy based service to a Professional Football club.

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A hugely popular initiative putting grassroots football in touch with the very best in the professional game. Our register of practitioners have experience working in professional football with clubs and national teams, such as Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Norwich City FC, Leeds United FC and Arsenal FC to name just a few…(read more)


Read back copies of Football Medic & Scientist Magazine

including FMPA Register articles


The Spring 2017 edition ‘Football Medic & Scientist’ magazine features a double page spread about the FMPA Register!

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Celtic Women’s FC Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Celtic Women’s FC using new app redefining the menstrual cycle around optimising athletic performance.

Celtic Women’s FC strength and conditioning coach and FMPA Member Andrew Wiseman assisted with trialling a new app and the team became the first in the world to use it! The team were recognised in a recent edition of Forbes magazine.

Read more on the FMPA News site click here

Contact Andrew Wiseman on the FMPA Register click here

Danny Fishwick

‘Just want to say thanks as I start a new job at Wolves next week and couldn’t have done it without the FMPA!! I think it is a great tool for us and some really good info, education and job section!! Everyone I’ve spoken to have also been really helpful!! Thanks, Dan’

Danny Fishwick, Wolves FC