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Club Appoints New Head of Medical Services

Stuart Irwin Joins Neil Critchley’s Backroom Staff

23 June 2020

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Irwin as its new Head of Medical Services.

Irwin, 40, joins the Seasiders from Oldham Athletic, where he has held the position of First-Team Physiotherapist for the past four years.

Leading the Club’s Medical Department in the organisation, co-ordination and implementation of all medical related matters, Irwin has spent more than 10 years in football, having also worked at Middlesbrough Football Club.

Stuart Irwin said:

“I’m delighted to get the opportunity to work at such a great Club and I hope to be part of a very successful future.

“The Owner and Board of Directors have some extremely exciting plans, and it’s a great time to be joining the Club. I can’t wait to get started.”

Head Coach Neil Critchley said:

“I’m pleased to welcome Stuart as the Club’s new Head of Medical Services.

“His knowledge and expertise in physiotherapy and medical matters will be crucial to the team going forward and we’re delighted to have someone of his calibre joining the Club.

“I very much look forward to working with him in the future.”


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