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Season Reflection on Academy Football After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alex Stefanakis MSCP

In a Spin? The Impact of the Dr Richard Freeman Decision on Cycling and the Wider Sporting Environment
Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC

Introducing Performance Analysis: An Objective Science
Dr. Andrew D. Butterworth

‘Breakthrough’ Wellness Device Helped Maguire Get Fit For Euros  – ProMotion

Pearls and Pitfalls in Treating Athletes with Core Muscle Injuries
Alexander Poor MD, James P Villamere MD & William C Meyers MD

Hamstring Injury Prevention in Soccer Players: a Current Narrative Review Clément Sansonnet, Patrice Marine, Jean Mazeas, Maude Traullé & Florian Forelli

Developments in the Diagnosis of Concussion in Sport: Where are we Heading?
Dr Patrick O’Halloran

Barriers to participating in Football with Type 1 Diabetes
Chris Bright

LightForce® Case Study Feature
Luton Town Football Club – Simon Parsell

What is the Role of Biomechanical Analysis During Testing and RTP Decision Making After ACL Reconstruction?
Enda King

From Non-League to the Premier League and Back Again: Using Lessons Learnt to Inform an ACLR Rehabilitation Case Study – Part One Mark Armitage

Pitchside immediate care with Dr Jonny Gordon – Transcribed by Dr Lewis Whybrow

Editorial Panel

Sean Carmody

SENIOR EDITOR – Sean Carmody

Dr Sean Carmody is a medical doctor working within the NHS and with Queens Park Rangers FC. He is also Secretary of the FA Medical Society.

Fadi Hassan

SENIOR EDITOR – Dr Fadi Hassan

Dr Fadi Hassan is a West Midlands based medical doctor working within the NHS  and with Birmingham City Football Club Academy.

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SENIOR EDITOR – Dr Andrew Shafik

Dr Andrew Shafik is a medical doctor working within the NHS and as Lead Academy Doctor at Millwall FC. He is also Assistant Secretary of the FA Medical Society and carries out work for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Football Research Group.

Dr Manroy Sahni

Dr Manroy Sahni

Medical Doctor

Aston Villa FC Academy

Dr Manroy Sahni is a medical doctor working within the NHS and at Aston Villa FC Academy.


Dr Andrew Butterworth

Senior Lecturer

University of Derby

Dr. Andrew Butterworth is an applied performance analyst, working with a range of different sports to provide analytical support. He is also a senior lecturer & programme leader at the University of Derby.

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Matthew Brown

Academy Sports Scientist

Paris Saint Germain FC

Matthew Brown is currently the academy sports scientist at Paris Saint Germain F.C and is also a PhD candidate in collaboration with the French National Institute of Sport Expertise and Performance (INSEP).

Connie Briggs

Connie Briggs

Specialist MSK


Connie Briggs works as a Specialist MSK Physiotherapist in Central London and Academy Physiotherapist at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Frankie Hunter

Frankie Hunter

Lead Sports Scientist

Middlesbrough FC

Frankie Hunter is the Lead Sport Scientist at Middlesbrough Football Club. Frankie has previously held roles at Hull City and Southampton.

Dr Nirmala Perera

Dr Nirmala Perera

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Oxford

Dr Nirmala Perera is a postdoctoral fellow based at the University of Oxford. Her research is focused on injury surveillance and optimising implementation of injury prevention programmes in youth sports, with a special interest in the female athlete.