Football Innovation UK 2017 Speakers

Adam Grainger

International Performance Director & Consultant, Sale Sharks

Former Head of Performance, Sale Sharks Rugby (UK)

Having worked in English Premiership Rugby for twelve years (Saracens, London Wasps and most recently Sale Sharks Rugby, Head of Performance), Adam has a vast amount of knowledge on how to best implement Sports Science practices and performance data into elite rugby settings. Originally from Northern Ireland, Adam moved to England in 1999 to commence his studies at Brunel University London, and is currently finalising completion of his PhD at Salford University researching Recovery and Restoration in Elite Rugby Union. Adam's responsibilities at Sale Sharks included leading the physical preparation of the players and managing training load. As an experienced practitioner in elite settings Adam's research interests include the integration of GPS data to assess time course of recovery post match play and the implementation of GPS technology to optimise match play performance.