Academy Sports Therapist

  • Wigan Athletic Football Club
  • Stadium Way, Wigan, UK
  • 16 Mar, 2023
Casual Academy

Job Description

Academy Sports Therapist


Do you want to be a part of the new Wigan Athletic?

Wigan Athletic Football Club is looking to recruit a number of Sports Therapists/Rehabilitators to contribute to the match day provision of medical services throughout the Academy age groups. This role will involve pre-match player preparations, pitch side first aid and post-match athlete care.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine and be predominately based at Stadium Way Training Facility.

Working hours: Varied, including Evenings and Weekends

Contract type: Casual


You Will:


·         Provide pitch side first aid cover at designated weekend academy fixtures.

·         Provide pitch side cover at academy coaching sessions

·         Carry out on pitch and pitch side assessments and deliver appropriate treatment to injured players.

·         Liaise with the Academy coaching team and Academy medical staff regarding the medical status of Academy players and any injuries sustained during games.

·         Liaise with Parents to pass on any relevant medical information concerning athletes under your care.

·         Communicate effectively with all team members regarding squad availability, injury status and rehabilitation progress.

·         Report back to the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine regarding assessments and treatment provided.


The successful candidate will:

·         A degree or equivalent qualification in Sports Rehabilitation

·         Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) qualification.

·         Full clean driving license

·         Previous experience working in a sports environment.

·         Experience of a range of Musculoskeletal conditions related to young athletes.

·         Previous experience of implementing rehabilitation programmes concerning injured athletes.

·         Experience providing pitch side Emergency First aid.

·         Have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills with other department members and coaching staff.

·         Willing to work flexible and unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

·         Experience of working with young athletes, preferably in professional football.





Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be aged over 18 years.

The role will require an enhanced DBS


Here at Wigan Athletic we are on an exciting journey. If you would like to be part of our journey and have a passion for our football club then we want to hear from you. We offer:

·         25 days annual leave [pro rata]

·         X2 complimentary tickets to all home league fixtures

·         Career development opportunities

·         Free onsite parking

·         BrightHR ‘savings and money-off’ offers for employees

·         Wigan Athletic Club shop discount


Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 29th March 2023

To apply please head over to our website and complete our application form as we don’t accept CV’s. Please return your completed application to or by post to HR, Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ.

The company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


The company is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The group recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.