UWS's leading sports and exercise science expertise has been further recognised by the announcement of a new partnership with Celtic Football Club.
The University’s longstanding experience in working with elite sports organisations has seen UWS become Celtic’s sports science partner for their Youth Academy.
Led by Vish Unnithan, Professor of Paediatric Exercise Physiology at UWS, the partnership will give three PhD students from UWS the opportunity to work alongside Celtic, supporting elite youth football development.
Undertaking important research and providing expert insights, the three PhD students will focus on three key areas of strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and recovery, and overall readiness to play in elite youth football.
Commenting on the partnership, Professor Unnithan said: “Everyone within the Division of Sport and Exercise at UWS is absolutely delighted to be working with Celtic to support the development of the next generation of young football talent.
“It marks another professional football club to work with our talented team and we are incredibly pleased to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to our three PhD students.
“The students will be working closely with experienced sports scientists at the club and will play an integral role in aiding the development of Celtic’s young players.”
Vish Unnithan, Professor of Paediatric Exercise Physiology at UWS