We are excited to announce Paul Winsper, Director of Athletic Performance for Under Armour, joins our leadership as an IMA board member.
Winsper is a graduate of Northumbria University in Newcastle. He started his career as Fitness Coach with Durham County Cricket Club.
In 1996 Winsper was hired as Fitness Coach for Newcastle United. He spent ten seasons with them and worked with some of the game’s biggest stars including England internationals Michael Owen and Alan Shearer.
In November 2006 Winsper resigned from his position at Newcastle United after becoming disillusioned when he was virtually ignored by the previous management regime at St James’ Park.
After leaving Newcastle United, Winsper set up his own consultancy company and quickly had large customers including Nike, English Cricket Board, British Columbia Soccer Association, Toronto FC and Complete Football.
On 11 January 2008, Toronto FC announced that Winsper had been hired as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He quit Toronto FC on 11 December 2009 to pursue an opportunity with Nike.