Our high-performance sport environment
Richardson Sport proudly works out of the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester, which is a world-class facility and home to the nation’s GB Taekwondo Team.
Working with us from this center means you or your child will train in a most inspiring environment, away from the hustle and bustle of other commercially run facilities.
Often, it’s just us and the athlete, meaning they can learn and grow in complete confidence, with no peers around to put them off asking what they may think of as a ‘stupid question’, or worry that they’ll be made fun of if they can’t yet do what they are being asked to do – there are no stupid questions on our watch, just learning opportunities for the taking.
Under previous circumstances, if you were bringing your young athlete they may have been in the Performance Hall with us, and you could stay and watch. However, Coronavirus restrictions may mean this is no longer possible. We are currently only permitted to work with Elite Athletes at this centre, so for the foreseeable we are providing pitch-based conditioning sessions at our new Summer Venue at Whalley Range AFC – more details below.
Whalley Range AFC
Whalley Range AFC Kings Road Chorlton Manchester M21 0XX
Pitch-based conditioning sessions are available. Work on your chosen areas for improvement or your club’s programme.
Our Summer Venue
WANT TO WIN?
Athletes in all sports and at all levels want to win. But winning takes determination, confidence, technical ability and above all, fitness. At Richardson Sport, we treat mindset and training with equal importance. Whether you’re a professional or amateur athlete, we can transform you into a winner.
Having access to professional football fitness coaching in top-class facilities is vital to the development of players, both young and old. Our Open Classes and club/team/group sessions are aimed at improving key performance indicators for every pitch position in football. We explore disciplines such as competent body control in all directions, safe jumping and landing, power-developing ballistic movements such as medicine ball work and joint stabilising/strengthening work, to help keep you injury free.
A healthy, fit athlete is more likely to recover from any degree of injury quicker than if they were out of condition.
We also look at correct technical models for sprinting and plyometric work which, if performed correctly, will have a direct influence on speed development.
For clubs/teams/groups we can provide one-off sessions or a programme of sessions. To have a chat with Wayne about which option is best for you, please complete the form below.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
AmandaParent of Academy Player
“Thank you, Wayne, for the continued support with Ewan’s sports performance. Your coaching has played a huge part in progressing Ewan’s strength, speed and fitness, so much so that he has been offered a further 2-year contract with a Rochdale Academy. Your sessions push him mentally and physically and he looks forward to getting back to the sessions.”
Gary LaverickParent to Academy Player
“I couldn't speak more highly of Wayne and the team at Richardson Sport. Not only is he a fantastic coach but a great mentor. He is really passionate about his students and takes time to understand what drives them to make a better athlete. Thank you Wayne and Richardson Sport”
StacyParent of Academy Player
“My daughter has just started a course of sessions with Wayne, she found the first session really useful. Her exact words were, ‘that you've connected a lot of dots’. She has always been a child that is eager to learn and be the best she can be. So she is really looking forward to working with you and can already see the benefit that you will bring to her football. Thank you.”
AdamParent or Academy Player
“My son has really enjoyed his sessions at Richardson sport, He has felt very welcome and treated as an athlete, I would like to thank Wayne, Andy and Emma for all there support, for ensuring that his progress and happiness have been central to his achievements.
Since attending Richardson in the last eight months he results have been outstanding." In strength, speed, awareness, and attitude.”
RobParent of Academy Player
“My son spent around 10 weeks working with Wayne in his football athletic development sessions & loved it. He’s never been blessed with pace but Wayne taught him techniques that gave him the boost that he needed.”