Date: 25th April 2016 at 12:23pm
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Huddersfield yesterday announced the appointment of Dr John Iga to the role of Head of Performances Services.

The new role will see Dr Iga take on responsibility for the Sports Science and Medical departments at the club from first team down to Academy all age groups – and staff in these departments will report to him.

He comes into the club as one of the leading names in Sports Science, having served as Head of Sports Science at the Football Association for the last four years before he left the role earlier this year.

Speaking to the Official Site head coach David Wagner explained.

‘The work on fitness and nutrition that our players receive is vitally important to our First Team. We are asking our lads to play the ‘full throttle’ style of football that I like and to do that, they must be as healthy as possible. John’s record speaks for itself and after I met him, I was sure that he was somebody we needed to bring to Huddersfield Town. He will bring a new professionalism to this area, which is exactly what is needed to be the best. John is one of the leaders in his discipline in the world and it is another sign of the progress that we are making as a Club that he wants to be a part of our journey. I have talked about our desire to take the next steps in the development of the squad and I believe that John’s arrival is a big one.’

Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber also said.

‘John’s appointment to this new role is a huge one for the Club. We have seen the big steps taken in our style and identity on the pitch since David was appointed and now this is another big step off the pitch. Not only will he take modernise and improve our Sports Science, Medical and nutritional operations at First Team level, but he will also implement a ‘One Club’, joined-up philosophy in this field all the way through the Under-21 and Academy age groups. Everybody knows how important the Academy is to this Club’s long-term plan for success and sustainability and we felt this was an important step forward in this area.’

With his appointment, Head of Sports Science Al Stewart has now left his position at the club, and Huddersfield wish him well for the future.

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