Sport

Top trainer Clegg bound for Belfast sporting seminar

John Brolly (Irish News marketing manager), elite coach Mike McGurn, Dr Neil Heron (National Sports Clinic) and model patient Rebecca Mackle from Fr Rock's GFC, Cookstown, county Tyrone get ready for the Reducing Injury, Increasing Performance seminar, which is supported by the National Sports Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, and delivered by 3fivetwo Training Academy in partnership with The Irish News
Thomas Hawkins

THE man who trained such superstars as Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and David Beckham will be arriving in Belfast month for a special event.

Mick Clegg, who worked with Manchester United from 2001 to 2011, will speak at the Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road on September 23 and will give an insight into his own experiences in sport as well as offering advice to those in attendance.

“I have owned my own gym for 30 years and in that time have specialised in training all sports participants, from young children upwards, using modern techniques and equipment to give athletes that extra edge to be the best they can be,” said Clegg.

Aimed at sports coaches, physiotherapists, personal trainers and team physicians from across the island, Clegg will be joined on stage by Mike McGurn, who is the brain behind the ‘Reducing Injury, Increasing Performance’ seminar, which is supported by the National Sports Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, and delivered by 3fivetwo Training Academy in partnership with the Irish News.

“There are a lot of myths and fads out there,” said McGurn.

“Any successful person, in any walk of life, relies upon two essential ingredients: hard work and good advice. The world of sport is no different. My aim is to use these ingredients to create winners.”

They will also be joined at the seminar by guest speaker Dr Neil Heron of the National Sports Clinic. Dr Heron is at the forefront of his speciality in the UK and beyond and has worked with Linfield FC and Northern Ireland international football teams.

“Most injuries for example, those sustained through over-training and/or training in the wrong way are entirely preventable,” said Dr Heron. “Intense training is far less important than smart and specific training when it comes to avoiding physical damage and building up strength and stamina.”

The speakers will address current sports injuries and treatments, effective use of conditioning and strength, identify strategies to prevent injury, review current research and explain the concept of ‘Seed of Speed’.

Tickets for the event, which will be held from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on 23 September at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, cost £35 (+vat) and can be purchased by visiting http://www.3fivetwotraining.com/eventdetails/266_23-09-2015_Sports-Seminar-Belfast telephoning 028 9073 5273 or emailing trainingacademy@3fivetwo.com

Sport

Today's horoscope

Horoscope


See a different horoscope: