National Football Museum
Sport students recently spent the day in Manchester where they visited the National Football Museum and had a tour of the Etihad Football Stadium.
The football museum is a great showcase of the history and development of football, something which will help the students in the Sport in Society module of their course.
During the visit the students had a presentation on the development of football from medieval times to the modern day. They were also able to take part in the interactive activities which are in the museum and have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy and FA Cup.
At the Etihad Stadium the students learnt how the club use sports science and performance analysis during practice and matches.
The club have 12 different pitches for the players to train on depending on the surface of the pitch of their opponents. They have individual iPads for each player before the match so that they can analyse their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
Players’ nutrition is monitored days before the game to ensure that they are in optimum performance. They have their own club chef who prepares each meal for the players.
Students learned about the history of Manchester City Football Club and were able to sit in the chair where the manager holds his press conferences. They had the opportunity to sit in the away and home dressing rooms and discovered what happens during half time.
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