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17/05/22: In an exclusive interview to AFCRDTV on Tuesday, Andy Burgess confirmed his coaching staff for the new season. We are delighted to welcome Martin Whalley to the Club as Head of Performance.

Andy Burgess commented, “Martin Whalley is someone who I worked with at Accrington Stanley Academy. He’s phenomenal in the field of strength and conditioning, and fitness and well-being. He’ll work heavily with the players who return to fitness from injuries and head up our preseason fitness, all of the warm-ups pre-game and pre-training.

He’s got a job down south with the Ministry of Defence and it’s really lined up brilliantly because he’s the best strength and conditioning coach that I’ve ever worked with so to have the opportunity to bring in here, again he’s somebody who mirrors my work ethos and vision. He’s unbelievably energetic and enthusiastic.

He’ll be a major part of what we do and how we look to progress off the pitch this season and how we look to try and help the players to be more robust, be fitter and be stronger for longer throughout the season. I think that’s an important part of this club especially at this level and in this league where it’s quite a physical competition.


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