Integrated High performance, Science & Research

Strategic Leadership, Consulting & Advisory: Elevating Performance in Elite Sports

In the complex ecosystem of elite sports, strategic decisions can be the difference between victory and defeat. Committed to performance and medical excellence, I work full-time or freelance, collaborating with top European clubs and elite sport organizations. My role is crafted from two decades of frontline experience and a deep reservoir of scientific knowledge. I partner with clubs and elite sports organizations to navigate this intricate landscape, offering guidance that melds empirical evidence with the art of athletic performance.

My overall approach is nuanced and collaborative. I delve into the unique culture and aspirations of each organization, understanding their vision before aligning it with cutting-edge science and innovation. Whether it’s refining training methodologies, integrating technology for data-driven insights, or cultivating leadership both on and off the field, my aim is to enhance your team’s cohesion, resilience, and competitive edge.

Together, we’ll create a synergy between your organizational goals and the wealth of best practices and scientific research at our disposal. Let’s embark on a journey to get the best of your athletes and coaching staff, ensuring that every decision is not just informed by evidence, but also inspired by the passionate pursuit of excellence.

Seeking strategic insights for your team or organization?

Let’s discuss how my consulting and advisory services can support your goals. Considering a full-time collaboration? I welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can work together more closely. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Trusted Collaborations

Each collaboration reflects a journey of trust, shared leadership, and a commitment to excellence in sports science, performance, and beyond.

Real-World Consulting: Professional Endorsements

In this section, you’ll find select testimonials reflecting the impact of my consultancy and advisory work. Due to confidentiality agreements, the collection is concise, but each testimonial underscores my commitment to delivering strategic, bespoke guidance in sports science. These reflections from teams and institutions showcase the effective and meaningful collaborations I’ve been privileged to foster.”

“Martin’s consultative work with our sports science department at the Crows has been of significant value. He conducted a thorough review of our processes, data collection methods, statistical analysis, and monitoring and feedback systems. Beyond these, he effectively helped to restructure our conditioning program and offered tailored guidance to our staff across different levels. His ability to adapt his soccer expertise to the AFL’s unique demands exemplifies his versatile understanding of sports science. Martin’s contributions have had a substantial and positive impact on our existing programs. His advice is not only insightful but also customized to fit our specific environment. For his expertise and adaptable approach, I highly recommend him.”

Nick Poulos

Former Head of Performance, Crows Football Club (AFL)

“Martin’s consulting tenure with AlJazeera’s sports science department has been marked by his keen insight and adaptable expertise. He undertook a comprehensive analysis of our operational processes, covering everything from data collection practices, athlete monitoring, and feedback mechanisms, to our conditioning programs, always with an eye toward player maturation and sustainable athlete development.

His ability to tailor his extensive knowledge, garnered from elite European contexts, to the distinct challenges and cultural nuances of the Middle East was invaluable, enhancing our program’s efficacy and ensuring that our methodologies are not just current, but forward-thinking.

Martin’s adeptness in bridging the gap between global best practices and localized application makes him an exceptional asset to any sports organization.”

Mike Rigg

Al-Jazira Sporting Director

I had the pleasure to meet Martin during my tenure at Norwich and the collaboration that followed was an enlightening experience. His approach to look at challenges from innovative angles and his detailed analyses offered crucial insights that had practical influence on our performance strategies and medical interventions. I am particularly grateful for Martin’s capacity to provide a broader perspective on our day-to-day operations, sharing his experiences and supporting setting up innovative solutions that we could immediately integrate into our routines. His external contributions helped steering us towards practices that are both effective and sustainable. It’s been a privilege to have Martin’s guidance, and I wholeheartedly acknowledge the positive impact of his involvement during that collaboration as well as I am grateful for all the conversations we had since as they impacted me evolving towards a more strategic, adaptable, and forward-thinking professional.

Chris Domogalla

Former Head of Performance , Norwich City