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Supporting Champions Conference 2018

Date 20th and 21st March 2018         Hosts Emirates Stadium, London, UK


Supporting Champions Conference 2018 is the second conference delivered by?Dr Steve Ingham, one of the World’s leading Performance Scientists.

The conference has derived from the publication of Dr Steve’s book: How To Support A Champion and is now in its 2nd year, this time being held at the Emirates Stadium, London over 2 days on the 20th and 21st March 2018.

Following the first conference in February 2017, 2018’s conference is themed around?high-performance achievements, teamwork and cultures. ? At the next conference, you will find out how:

  • GB Hockey galvanised as a team to take Olympic Gold!

  • Prima Ballerinas sustain high-performance day-in, day-out!

  • Tour de France cyclists dominate their opposition!

  • Premier league doctors balance care and performance!

  • To drive performance with Sir Alex Ferguson!

  • US Olympic team used analysis to enlighten performance insights!

  • To conquer one the world’s toughest endurance races – Ironman!

  • A team are hatching the plan to break the sub-2 hour marathon mark!

  • Work with different performance cultures

?…and the mind-set, behaviours and attitudes necessary to reach new levels of performance!


To find out more about the conference and who the speakers are CLICK HERE



Why the FCN is supporting this conference:

One of our aims as the FCN is to support female coaches in progressing their coaching careers and support those who want to reach up into the elite sporting World. ?We have partnered with the conference organisers to offer an exclusive discount and support for female coaches who want to attend.

The Supporting Champions Conference is a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with many sporting greats and to learn from and network with some of the best performance workforce out there. ?Having the chance to directly hear from top coaches, performance scientists, analysts, physiologists, former athletes and many more gives you a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding or develop your knowledge as to what is expected to work in elite sport.


As part of our support of the conference, all who book through the FCN will receive an EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT on all tickets, using the discount code: ?Suppchamps18FCN







About Dr Steve Ingham


Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK?s leading figures in sport and one of the world?s leading performance scientists. He is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world?s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Steve?has?coached Kelly Sotherton’s running for heptathlon and to 4x400m?Olympic medal winning success.




About the Book:


If you are contemplating working with a champion, a potential champion, or anyone with untapped talent – be prepared, be very prepared. In 1998 Sir Steve Redgrave stared at Ingham and demanded to know, ?Are you going to make me go faster?? Ingham had been trained and developed as a scientist, but in that single instance he questioned everything he thought he knew.

Applied science in elite sport has boomed. Science has radically changed elite sport, but one thing remains as the guiding focus – the summit of performing to your best and winning. This applies to the athlete, the coaches and increasingly for the applied practitioner.

In this book Ingham draws on the lessons learned from a career in the intense, unforgiving rollercoaster of elite sport; helping, supporting and developing some of the best athletes in the world, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Hayley Tullett, Kelly Sotherton, and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill as they pursue their goals. His journey shows that all the knowledge in the world will get you only so far, but it is with trust, team-work, critical thinking, adaptability, accountability and altruism that you can truly support a champion.

An FCN Review of the Book in our Book Club coming soon…