Saints to host third Sports Science Undergraduate Summit

By SFC Media time Fri 01 Feb Club

Southampton Football Club is pleased to be hosting its third Sports Science Undergraduate Summit, which will give students the opportunity to gain an insight into the professional football industry.

The event, which is due to take place on Tuesday 14th May, represents a fantastic chance for current university undergraduates to experience a first-hand look at the daily execution of sports science and strength & conditioning practice in an applied setting.

The summit will provide the chance to listen to every member of Southampton’s sports science department, including Head of Sports Science Alek Gross.

The delivered content throughout the day will include athlete monitoring, growth and maturation, and many more, hosted by Academy Strength & Conditioning Coaches Jonny Woodhouse and Tom John.

“We’re very pleased that we can announce that we are hosting the summit for a third successive year,” John explained.

“Not only will undergraduate students witness how applied sports science varies from an academy setting to first-team level, but appreciate and understand how the multiple disciplines are incorporated into daily practice.

“This year, our plan is to provide attendees with an all-round learning experience so we have included how the girls’ and women’s programme has been integrated in the previous year at the club, as well as incorporating how multi-sport activities are used regarding athletic development.

Gross said: 
“This is an opportunity for us to educate some of the people that one day might come and work for us, but also to allow us to show the skill-set that we have and the work that we do.

“In addition to giving undergraduates the fundamental knowledge of what it is really like in an elite sporting environment, we hope to prepare students if they apply for placements or seek full-time employment within football clubs.”

The event will be held on Tuesday 14th May between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the club’s Staplewood Campus training ground. 

Tickets are available by clicking here.


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