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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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Colchester United’s 1st Team Physio celebrates 1000th match!


Congratulations to Tony Flynn on reaching his 1000th match and who amazingly has only missed 3 matches in his 23 year career!  As an FMA Member Tony was presented with his “21 Club Award” at the FMA Conference & Awards in 2016.  Team mates from Colchester United also attended the event to congratulate Tony on this […]

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Ryan Mason thanks Hull City FC medical team


The 26-year-old fractured his skull in a Premier League clash with Chelsea last January. Ryan Mason says he can retire with his “head held high” after accepting medical advice to end his playing career at the age of 26. Hull City confirmed this morning that their record signing will not play again 13 months after he […]

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Welcome new Business Partner: Catapult


The FMA are delighted to welcome Catapult as Business Partner.  Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams. With precision engineering at the intersection of sports science and analytics, Catapult products are designed to optimise performance, mitigate the risk of injury and support the return to competition.  Over the past ten […]

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The winners of the hugely anticipated Leesa Northwest Football Awards 2017, recognising those who have achieved footballing excellence both on and off the pitch in the 2016/17 season, from both the Men and Women’s football leagues, from Conference though to Premier League, have been announced. The winners of the hugely anticipated Leesa Northwest Football Awards 2017, recognising […]

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FMA Members amongst Barnsley FC staff who run 10k for charity


Barnsley Football Club chaplain Peter Amos and members of the Barnsley FC staff ran 10k on Sunday 26th November raising much needed funds for two worthwhile causes. Eighteen runners, including Former Reds Martin Devaney and Bobby Hassell from across the Club came together to run the race, raising money for the two worthwhile causes The […]

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Jeff Stelling receives award for Prostate Cancer fundraising


FMA Members help Jeff Stelling’s ‘unbelievable’ efforts which have been recognised with the Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year prize at last night’s JustGiving Fundraising Awards, beating actor Tom Hardy and stage star Denise Van Outen to the honour. The long-standing Sky Sports Soccer Saturday host has raised more than £800k for Prostate Cancer UK on […]

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Congratulations Dr Ian Irving on winning the Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine & Science


Monday 13th November 2017 saw the 10th annual Leesa Northwest Football Awards held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club.  Over 550 guests attended the black-tie event which was hosted by BBC’s Dan Walker. The Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine & Science nominees were Grant Downie OBE, Manchester City Academy; Dr […]

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Coming up in the latest edition of Football Medic & Scientist


The latest edition of the industry magazine Football Medic & Scientist has gone to print.   This quarterly edition features all our regular features including Members News and now a brand new feature “FMA Interview”.  In this edition we interview Sports Psychiatrist, Dr Jagdish Basra, who gives a fascinating insight in to the realms of “Sports” Psychiatry. […]

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Stags and Notts to compete for Trophy in memory of physio, Matt Salmon


Mansfield Town and Notts County have cast aside their fierce rivalry by uniting to remember former physiotherapist Matt Salmon in competing for a trophy named in his memory. Matt tragically died in May of this year after a long battle with cancer aged just 25. Earlier in his career, he enjoyed work experience in the […]

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Vivomed on board as FMA Business Club Member


The FMA are delighted to be working with Vivomed for the 2017/2018 season. Vivomed is a family owned and run sports medicine supply company. Vivomed also has a licensed Pharmacy and 2 full time pharmacists meaning we can supply all your medical team’s requirements from physiotherapy consumables, pharmaceuticals to trauma equipment. This year Vivomed were […]

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FA Taking the Lead on Addressing Colour Blindness in Football


Statistically one in 12 men and one in 200 women will be colour blind. Perhaps you are? Or maybe your son or daughter or team-mate is? Being colour blind can significantly affect your enjoyment of football – whether as a player, referee, coach or spectator. Imagine not being able to differentiate between the kit of […]

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It’s time to build the FMA Team!


2017 ride will take place 9 -11 June  Choose from London or Yorkshire start locations Get together with your mates and head to Amsterdam for £149 Challenge yourself to 145 miles of cycling over two days Enjoy a night out in Dam Square with your fellow comrades Help Men United raise over £500,000 while enjoying an epic weekend Football […]

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Strudwick’s article pays dividends


    “Three decades ago, the football environment was one in which the scientist was likely to be greeted ‘at worst with suspicion and hostility and at best with muted scepticism’ (Reilly, 1979).”     ‘Once a service has been ill-sold to 25 people, it can be a tough challenge to salvage credibility, so the […]

North West Football Awards Nominees 2016


          DR JOYCE WATSON           CLUB DOCTOR           ACCRINGTON STANLEY FC               Joyce Watson has been the Club Doctor at Accrington Stanley FC for over 15 years and has also been a GP for over 23 years.  […]