Football Innovation UK 2017 Speakers
Head of Performance, Premier League
James joined the Premier League as Head of Sport Science 24 months ago, and has been promoted to Head of Performance. Having previously spent 8 years as head of athletic development at Southampton FC working within every age group from U9-1st team. Since beginning the role at the Premier League James has designed, developed and delivered 3 national projects in collaboration with 29 clubs from the Premier League and Category 1 academies. The 3 inter-linked projects include Growth and Maturation, Injury Surveillance and Physical Testing where data has been collected from over 5000 players within the clubs. The aim of the projects is to allow the club community to work with world leading researchers to help inform practices to allow the development of world class football players.