ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT CLASSES & 1-2-1 FITNESS COACHING

improve ability & confidence

The North West’s leading independent coaching & athlete mentoring provider.

specialist Health, Fitness and Wellbeing sports company that provides a wide range of bespoke services to elite and aspiring athletes, clubs, community groups and schools.

Our Mission is to enable athletes from Grassroots to Professional level to achieve their full potential, through the provision of a holistic approach to their development, both physically and emotionally.

“Whatever your sport, we are ready to take you to the next level.” 

WAYNE RICHARDSON

SERVICES

Coaching & Classes

1-2-1 COACHING /
U7–U19s

The best possible football fitness coaching for your child: working their way towards professional level, with an holistic approach to wellbeing and the demands that football academies place on young shoulders. We help you work through any football or fitness challenges.

FITNESS FOR FOOTBALL CLASSES/TEAMS

Classes introducing kids & teens to a range of activities that will improve strength, coordination and running mechanics, leading to better sprint speed. General athletic development, with focus on developing all components of physical fitness in a balanced manner.

 

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS
& TESTS

A 1-hour fitness test, designed to test your athletic ability giving you an understanding of where you are ‘right now’. You will receive a written report, video analysis, plus a 30 minute follow-up meeting to discuss the findings, and help with what to do next.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS/ATHLETES

Enhance your career in collaboration with a dedicated, one-to-one coach — build & sustain a long-term relationship. Cater to off/pre-season training, injury rehabilitation, out of contract, or not club training. Home visits & non-disclosure agreements available.

COACHING & MENTORING

Fitness for Football

Why Fitness for Football?

The statistics are damning. The Premier League and Football League say that approximately 65% of scholars that sign with clubs at 18 years old are ultimately released.

Just as worrying are the numbers compiled by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), showing that more than 50% of players who earn full-time contracts aged 18 will not be playing professionally by 21.

This dire fact prompted Gordon Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association, to state: “If it was a university of football, with our success rates we would have been closed down by now because it’s just not good enough.”

In 1992, when the Premier League began, 71% of players were English. Today that figure is just above 30% and declining…

Howard Wilkinson, the former Technical Director of the Football Association, introduced the academy system in 1998 with the aim of producing an environment where the best young players in the country could thrive. However, speaking in 2008, a decade after his vision had come to being, he was already starting to predict the problems that would face future England managers.

At Richardson Sport we don’t just focus on the sporting achievements of our clients, we take a more holistic approach to their well-being. This is particularly evident with the academy players that we work with. With these players, we construct relationships that last long after their time with us has ended.

Sometimes, despite the best efforts of the players and our staff, clubs decide not to award players a scholarship or professional contract. This can be a devastating time for the young men and women and their families as they try and navigate a path through the disappointment. It is not uncommon for players to experience varying levels of depression and other problems at this point. Very often parents ask our mentors to assist their children through this period.

Our duty of care to these players does not end when their football dreams do. We take the time to explore both football and non-football options that are available to them.

At Richardson Sport we strive to be the best coaches, mentors and support network that our valued clients could wish for.

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HOW WE STARTED

Our story

Founded in 2010 by Wayne Richardson and Emma Hughes, Richardson Sport is the North West’s leading independent football and athletic coaching & mentoring provider.

Based at the GB Taekwondo National Performance Centre in Manchester, we have assembled a highly skilled and experienced team of nutritionists, sports psychologists, fitness coaches, physiotherapists and sports mentors. It is our aim to deliver bespoke support packages that help athletes of all age and ability, professional and amateur, across a range of sports, reach their full potential.

Our team of experts will act as your own personal backroom staff, designing, reviewing and improving bespoke programmes specific to your individual needs.

Our methods are based on over 20 years’ experience operating predominantly within the professional football environment, at clubs such as Manchester City, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.

In 1999, 2002 and 2003, Wayne supported the England Lacrosse Team at the World Lacrosse Games in Australia and the United States of America.

Since then, we have trained and developed individual athletes and teams, both professional and amateur, in athletics, boxing, basketball, swimming, football, golf, tennis and many more.

Whatever your sport, we are ready to take you to the next level.

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HELLO

Meet our team

WAYNE RICHARDSON

FOUNDER &  DIRECTOR

ANDREW SUTCLIFFE

ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT COACH

JAMES HOLLIS

PERFORMANCE COACH

GARRY OWEN

CONSULTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

YOUR NAME HERE

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT COACH?

EMMA HUGHES

BUSINESS MANAGER

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QUESTIONS?

Our team are on hand if you need them, which ever way you decide to contact us:

We aim to respond straightaway but should this not be possible one of the team will be in touch within no less than 24 hours.

Call us on:

0161 465 1726

Email us on:

wayne@richardsonsport.co.uk

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Registered Address: 74 Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AF

Company Reg. No: 7280150

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