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Elite Sports Performance Conference – Preston

21st June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day conference, hosted by the School of Health Sciences at UCLan, aims to offer delegates a contemporary and innovative insight into the world of elite performance. The speakers come from a wide background of disciplines, practice, and experiences within a variety of sporting environments. They link both theory and research to the ‘real world’ day to day tasks of attempting to make sensible, informed, reasoned, timely,  and effective decisions on the management and welfare of athletes.

Conference Outline

8:15am – Registration

8:45am – Introduction – Mark Leather, UCLan

9:00am – Postgraduate Courses At UCLan – Karen May, Divisional Leader, Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy, UCLan

9:15am – 10:00am – ‘Cricket Conditioning & Load’ – Phil Scott, England Cricket Team, Strength & Conditioning Coach

10:00am – 10:45am – ‘Using Data to Take (Some of) the Guesswork out of Elite Performance Support’ – Chris Barnes, Consultant in Sports Performance

10:45am – Refreshments

11:00am – 11:45am – ‘Imaging of Muscle and Ligament Injury and Image Guided Interventions’ – Andy Dunn, Consultant Radiologist

11:45am – 12:30pm – ‘How Self-Aware Is The Modern Day Coach?’ – Mike Watkinson, Director of Cricket, Manchester Grammar School, Ex England and LCCC Coach and Player

12:30am – Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm – ‘Football Performance in Qatar- a Personal Perspective’ – Dave Galley, Senior Football Physiotherapist, Aspire Sports Medicine Centre, Qatar

2:15pm – 3:00pm – ‘Preparing For Performance – The Essential Academy Diet’ – Professor Dave Collins, UCLan

3:00pm – Refreshments

3:15pm – 4:00pm – ‘Performance Nutrition – is More Better?’ – Emeritus Professor Don Maclaren, Liverpool JMU

4:00pm – 4:45pm – ‘Prehab and Performance’ – Dave Fevre, Freelance Clinician/Lecturer in Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Ex MUFC and BRFC Head Physiotherapist

4:45pm – Close – Mark Leather, UCLan


University of Central Lancashire
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Harrington Lecture Theatre, Harrington Building, UCLan Victoria St
Preston, PR1 7QS United Kingdom
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