High Performance Team Visit GSK Human Performance Lab
On Friday 12 February an England Touch delegation of Sammie Phillips (Performance Advisor) and Tim Osborne (High Performance Director) visited the GSK Human Performance Lab (HPL) in London.
Prior to a tour of the state-of-art indoor physiological and psychological testing facilities, Sammie and Tim met with PhD student Sarah Brown and her supervisor Dr. Barry O'Neill to discuss England Touch athletes participating in one of their studies to determine the effects of high-intensity exercise on decision making.
It is hoped that the results of the study being undertaken by Sarah will assist us to better understand phycological effects of high-intensity, repeat-bout exercise (which is a big part of tournament condition for Touch). It is hoped this is the start of an on-going mutually beneficial relationship between the GSK HPL and England Touch.