Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swans Bring In Scientists To Help Training

Swans Bring In Scientists To Help Training

Swansea City have brought in a team of scientists to help the players' development in training.

The experts will use a number of tests and techniques in the training sessions to improve their performance. Martinez's squad have been trained in 'reactive agility' in order to improve reaction times and the ability to change direction quickly.

Dr Kilduff explained this in depth to Wales Online:

"Reactive agility is both psychological and physiological.

"We aim to make players think faster while building up muscles used for tackling, shooting or ball control."

"New practice involves small-sided games (two-a-side or three-a-side) because this involves all the players virtually all the time in things like passing, shooting, running in short bursts and tackling.

"The old 'long run` is not necessary because it`s been found players can build up strength in shorter, more powerful runs.

"The typical soccer player spends most of the match in explosive bursts, not long runs.

"We have used the latest research and technology, which allows us to perform a complete performance diagnosis on individual players.

"That allows us to identify any weak links in the player`s performance chain."

"There is no doubt from all the statistics available that players in the Championship cover more ground and work harder than those in League One.

"The stats also show Premiership players do even more and skill levels are higher too.

"It`s probably because playing against League One teams week in, week out, many of which are not as technologically advanced in a conditioning sense, means there is an overall lesser chance for players in that league to develop."

"There is no doubt in my mind modern players are much fitter, much faster and much stronger than they were in previous eras, because of the level of thought which has gone into preparation."

Club physio Richie Evans was delighted to see the club appoint Dr Kilduff:

"As a club we are delighted to be able to establish a link with Dr Kilduff.

"Not only is he always abreast of current developments in sports science and medicine, his research in applied sports physiology and strength and conditioning in elite athletes will hopefully help us stay ahead of our competitors in the Championship.

"Our relationship can only help improve our fitness levels and performance on the field of play. Their help, advice and fitness testing over the pre-season will prove invaluable as we move up to Championship level."

Date:Thursday August 21 2008
Time: 10:47PM


if it helps, can only be good!! i like to see us bringing the game into the 21st century!
23/08/2008 03:17:00
E=MC2. Thats all they need to know.
23/08/2008 10:08:00
sounds superb this does. very technical and no doubt it'll improve performance, it'll also help with our quick passing style of football.
23/08/2008 12:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Swansea City Articles

Monk: 'Never Any Danger Of Relegation Fight'

Swansea City manager Garry Monk is confident that there's 'never any danger of that team being in a relegation fight' despite another League defeat

Rate The Players: Liverpool 1-0 Swansea City

Rate the players' performances in the 1-0 defeat at Liverpool

Stats: Liverpool v Swansea City

All the stats from Liverpool (1) vs (0) Swansea City, Anfield, 29th November 2015 Att: 43,905

Monk Has 'No Complaints' With 'Excellent Performance'

Swansea City manager Garry Monk said he had 'no complaints' with his side's 'excellent performance' despite losing 1-0 away at Liverpool

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists


Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Liverpool
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 14 8 3 3 27 12
5 Spurs 14 6 7 1 25 13
6 Liverpool 14 6 5 3 23 3
7 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
8 West Ham 14 6 4 4 22 4
9 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
10 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 14 5 3 6 18 -5
14 Chelsea 14 4 3 7 15 -6
15 Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 -5
16 Norwich 14 3 4 7 13 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 12 2015 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 20 2015 4:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table