About Science for Sport
Science for Sport is the #1 educational website for sports science. Our aim is to provide in-depth reviews on all topics relating to sports performance using scientific peer-reviewed research. Best of all, it’s completely FREE!
This website is run by highly educated and qualified editors (see below) who also have quality experience in high-performance sport. When writing the articles, our content authors are required to examine the primary scientific research and synthesize the information for our readers. Users are encouraged to submit corrections and any research we may have missed.
To become the World’s #1 educational resource for Sports Science.
To supply high-quality, evidence-based and unbiased information relating to the science of athletic performance. Doing so, we believe will augment both current and future improvements in human performance.
Values & Objectives
On our never-ending quest for improvement from point A to the seemingly-unreachable point Z, our values and goals are to:
- Provide a ‘credible’, high-quality information platform to support the sport performance industry.
- Catalyse the growth and development of human performance.
- Provide up-to-date information from the best available sources (e.g. scientific journals).
- And finally, to remain truthful and respectful whilst providing the best possible service to all site users.
– Meet the Team –
Owen Walker MSc*D CSCS
Owen is the founder, author and director of Science for Sport. He was formerly the Head of Academy Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff City Football Club, and an interim Sports Scientist for the Welsh FA. He also has a master’s degree in strength and conditioning and is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach.
– Contributing Editors –
Francisco Tavares MSc CSCS PhD Candidate
Francisco is a PhD candidate at the Waikato University. He is also the Head of S&C at the Portuguese Rugby Union, a S&C Coach at the Chiefs Super Rugby in New Zealand and a guest lecturer for various universities in Portugal and Waikato University.
Lachlan Wilmot BSc ASCA L2
Lachlan is the Head Strength & Power Coach at the GWS Giants and has been for the past 6 years. He is also completing an MSc in High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University.
Liam Mason BSc CSCS
Liam is currently the Senior Athletic Performance Coach at Blackburn Rovers Football Club for the U23’s. He also has a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science and is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach.
Samuel Callaghan PhD Candidate
Sam is a PhD Candidate at Edith Cowan University, investigating the influence of strength training upon the biomechanics and performance of cricket fast bowlers. Sam is currently a strength and conditioning coach at the Western Australian Cricket Association.
Tim Rowland MSc ASCA L2
Tim is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Asquith Rugby League Football Club, and currently assists at the Australian Rugby Sevens. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1st Class Honours), Master of High Performance Sport and ASCA Level 2.
Toby Edwards PhD Candidate
Toby is PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. His research focus is on quantifying training load and fatigue in collegiate American Football. Toby has bachelor in exercise and sport science with honours and is an ASCA accredited strength and conditioning coach.
Dean Norris MSc PhD Candidate
Dean is currently working as the strength and power scientist at the GWS Giants. He has bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science and Masters in High Performance Sport. Dean is also completing his PhD assessing the influence of strength qualities on recovery of neuromuscular function.
Greg King MSc L2 ASCA
Greg is currently the High Performance Manager at Adelaide United Football Club (A-League). He has previously worked in the AFL with Port Adelaide Football Club as a strength and conditioning coach, and has completed a Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) at Edith Cowan University and is also a qualified ASCA Level 2 Coach.
Will Vickery PhD BSc (Hons)
Will is a Lecturer of Sport Coaching at the University of Northumbria: Newcastle Upon Tyne. Prior to this he has worked with Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia in an array of roles ranging from a sport scientist, development coach and a strength and conditioning coach.
Disclaimer and Copyright
This website does not provide medical advice, nor does it direct you to undertake any specific exercise or fitness regimen. You must consult a qualified medical professional before undertaking any activity described in this website.
Science for Sport is an educational website which solely aims to provide fully-accessible evidence-based information for public use. All the content used is simply for educational purposes, and is done so harmlessly with no intention of breaching any copyright or IP legislations that may be owned by any of the content creators. In virtually all circumstances, approval has been sought from the content creators for any borrowed or used content. If you are the content creator and we have used some of your content that you do not wish us to use, then please contact us before attempting to take any action and we will happily remove it promptly with our sincerest apologies. As previously mentioned, we operate this blog primarily for educational purposes and it is not our intention to cause any issues regarding copyright protected material.