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LEESA NORTHWEST FOOTBALL AWARDS 2017 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

29.11.17

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

29.11.17

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

23.11.17

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

14.11.17

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

06.10.17

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

30.09.17

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

27.09.17

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

21.09.17

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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Nominees announced for Medical & Science Award at the Northwest Football Awards 2017

20.09.17

Judging will take place today for the Northwest Football Awards 2017 with FMA CEO Eamonn Salmon on the judging panel.  The Northwest Football Awards, now in its 10th year, was launched to celebrate the region’s brightest and best in the game. The 2017 awards will take place in November and will pay tribute to and […]

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FMA at Soccerex Convention

31.08.17

The FMA Team will be at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester at the beginning of next week. FMA Member Nick Worth who has over 20 years experience in the professional game will be charing a panel discussion on day one entitled “Building Resilience in Modern-Day Footballers”.   Nick will be joined by fellow FMA Members […]

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Premiership and Championship players to aid study into new head injury test

31.08.17

Premiership and Championship players will take part this season in the development of a new pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injuries. Saliva and urine samples will be collected during the new campaign, after studies showed they could provide swift indicators of head injuries. It could lead to a handheld device to assess if […]

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Physiolab shows support for FMA Members

21.08.17

Physiolab have shown their support for FMA Members by joining as Business Club Member for the 2017/2018 season.  The FMA are looking forward to working with them throughout the season. Why PHYSIOLAB®? PHYSIOLAB ® provides a single solution for cooling, warming and compression. Most methods using cold, compression and heat cannot be measured accurately, if […]

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Business Partner Announcement: Welcome Renew Health Ltd

15.08.17

The FMA are delighted to welcome Renew Health Ltd as Business Partner for the 2017/2018 season. Renew Therapy gives everyone the opportunity to enhance their circulation through the introduction of External Counter Pulsation (ECP) technology. Widely regarded as an effective method to increase blood flow, ECP Therapy can help athletes improve their sports performance and […]

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BSN Medical Continue Partnership

09.08.17

The FMA are delighted that BSN Medical Ltd will be continuing their partnership through the 2017/2018 season. BSN Medical said “In 2017 we enter into our 2nd year of partnership with the association, and we continue to build on our relationship with the FMA, to mutually share insights, and develop offerings, with the aim of bringing […]

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Welcome Business Club Member – Promote Medical

08.08.17

The FMA are delighted to welcome on board Promote Medical. Leaders in the field of medical and trauma emergencies, Promote Medical offers a unique medical system for you pitchside.  Following close consultation with sports clinicians, ED and ITU physicians and retrieval experts they have created the ultimate user friendly medical bags that allow access to […]

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Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention

24.07.17

Medics from five sports have met to work out a “unified approach” to tackling concussion and head injuries. Representatives from rugby union, rugby league, American football, ice hockey, and Australian rules football met in Dublin on Thursday. Earlier this year a panel of experts suggested ways to address what is becoming a growing issue in […]

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Welcome LightForce Therapy Lasers – Business Club Member

19.07.17

The FMA are delighted to welcome LightForce Therapy Lasers as Business Club Member for the 2017/2018 season. LightForce Therapy Lasers is the leading US–based manufacturer of deep tissue therapy lasers. Powering over 7,500 treatments worldwide everyday, and trusted by over 100 professional and collegiate sports organisations (including Watford Football Club), LightForce technology enables clinicians to […]

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Club Membership – the way forward

13.07.17

There has been a rise in the number of clubs who now subscribe ALL their staff for FMA Membership.  It is important for every department to get their team behind them and with a small cost but high value, membership is increasingly being seen as a must have for medical and science staff in the […]

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Head of sports science Nick Davies leaves Norwich City

20.06.17

Norwich City have announced that head of sports science Nick Davies has left the club with immediate effect.  Davies had been with the Canaries for four seasons having followed former manager Chris Hughton across from Birmingham City in 2013.  However his exit has been announced by City this afternoon, adding to a host of backroom […]

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Former England Physiotherapist Norman Medhurst passes away

19.06.17

The FMA are saddened to hear that Norman Medhurst has passed away after a long life of service in football.  Norman spent 25 years at Chelsea Football Club following in the footsteps of his father, Harry Medhurst, who was a goalkeeper for Chelsea before becoming the Clubs physio after the Second World War. At Chelsea, […]

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Strudwick’s article pays dividends

31.01.17

    “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 […]

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Billy Hails: Former Watford physio who served under Graham Taylor passes away aged 82

21.03.17

Tributes have been paid to Billy Hails after the former Watford physio passed away at the age of 82. Hails joined Watford in 1979 and was part of the Hornets backroom staff during their hugely successful period under Graham Taylor in the 1980’s. A winger during his playing career, Hails made a name for himself […]

England coach Don Howe (left) and physiotherapist Norman Medhurst (right) console manager Bobby Robson (centre) as Chris Waddle misses the vital penalty to eliminate England from the World Cup

Former England Physiotherapist Norman Medhurst passes away

19.06.17

The FMA are saddened to hear that Norman Medhurst has passed away after a long life of service in football.  Norman spent 25 years at Chelsea Football Club following in the footsteps of his father, Harry Medhurst, who was a goalkeeper for Chelsea before becoming the Clubs physio after the Second World War. At Chelsea, […]