Football Innovation UK 2017 Speakers

Dr Russ Wrigley

Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine, Blackburn Rovers

I have been working in professional football for 12 years and in my current position as Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine for the last six. I have a sports science degree, physiotherapy degree and PhD in exercise physiology, researching the longitudinal development of elite youth soccer players. I am High Performance BASES accredited and a chartered scientist. Through my experience I have developed a vast understanding and passion for paediatric physiological development and am a strong advocate for the need its recognition as a profession in it own right, if the area is to develop and be truly world leading within its field.