Sports Science Summit returns for 2018

By SFC Media Fri 02 Feb Club

Southampton Football Club is pleased to be hosting its second Sports Science Undergraduate Summit, which will give students the opportunity to gain an insight into the professional football industry.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday 16th May, represents a fantastic chance for current university undergraduates to get a first-hand look at the daily execution of sports science and strength & conditioning practice in an applied setting.



The summit will provide the chance to listen to every member of Southampton’s sports science department, including Head of Sports Science Alek Gross.



The delivered content throughout the day will include athlete monitoring, growth and maturation, return-to-play protocols, and much more, hosted by Jonathan Woodhouse (Academy Data Scientist) and Sam Beaglehole (Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach).



“We’re very pleased that we can announce that we are hosting the summit for a second successive year,” Woodhouse explained.

“Not only will undergraduate students witness how applied sports science varies from an academy setting to first-team level, but appreciate and understand how the multiple disciplines are incorporated into daily practice.



“This year, our aim is to provide attendees with an all-round learning experience, so we have introduced nutrition and psychology workshops, in conjunction with presentations, practicals and panel discussions.



“Similar to last year, we have invited individuals back who have been placement students at Southampton in previous years and have progressed into full-time work within the industry after graduating.



“In addition to giving undergraduates the fundamental knowledge of what it is really like in an elite sporting environment, we hope to prepare students if they apply for placements or seek full-time employment within football clubs.”


The event will be held on Wednesday 16th May between 9:30am and 4:30pm at the club’s Staplewood Campus training ground.

 Tickets are available by clicking here.

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