On Sunday 14th May the world’s greenest football club (as recognised by FIFA) Forest Green Rovers won promotion to the English Football League. Known as the ‘little club on the hill’ the Nailsworth-based club are not only the greenest club but they are also the smallest town to have a professional football club with a population of just 5,794 people.
This year we will be supporting the World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS) which is taking place at Université Rennes 2, France from 31st May-2nd June 2017. Continue reading “Discover the latest findings in football science with WCSS 2017”
On 31st March The Premier League launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.
With all the recent news of elite football players moving to China and the controversial upcoming FIFA World Cups being hosted in Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022) travel and weather is a ‘hot’ topic in elite level football.
Can these elite professionals be affected on the pitch by changing weather conditions and long commutes for away games? Continue reading “Weather and jet lag implications for footballers”
2016 was an incredible year for sporting achievements, from Olympic records being smashed and century-old droughts being broken.
With so many to choose from, find out who made it onto our Top 10. Continue reading “Top 10 sporting achievements of 2016”