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Top Sports Performance Specialists Gather in Worcester for World Congress

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Some of the world’s top specialists in sports performance analysis will gather at the University of Worcester next week for a prestigious international conference.

The ninth World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport will see leading experts in the field spend three days at the University sharing knowledge and best practice.

The conference takes place from July 25-28, immediately preceding the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

University of Worcester’s Professor of Sport, Heath & Exercise Science, Derek Peters, who is the Congress Local Organising Committee Chair, said: “There will be more than 120 oral presentations of original world class research and six hours of formal poster presentation sessions to disseminate learning from cutting edge science and research covering all aspects of the analysis of sport & performance.

“We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious Congress at the University of Worcester just before the Olympics when sport is so high on the agenda across the world.”

The keynote sessions will be critical reviews of the most recent and key issues in Sport Performance Analysis, with recommendations for future research and avenues for real world application delivered by the most renowned academics and practitioners in the field.

Among the speakers are Wynford Leyshon, who competed for Wales and GB in track athletics gaining a silver medal in the 4 x 400m relay in the World Student Games in Moscow in 1973; and the Head of Technical Analysis at Liverpool Football Club, Andy Scoulding.