Vienna, July 21, 2016: At ECSS Vienna 2016 Aspetar Excellence in Football Research Award was distributed the second time. The award aims to attract and support novel, applied research project with relevance to football (soccer).
There were several qualified applicants for the award and five of them got shortlisted. These five presented their reseach on 6th July in Vienna in front of a jury.
Winners of Aspetar Excellence in Football Research Award 2016
1st Place (2,500 €):
Mitchell Smith, 1: UTS (Australia), 2: University of Gent (Belgium), 3: University of Kent (UK), Mental Fatigue Impairs Soccer-Specific Performance
2nd Place (500 €):
Francesca Champ, Liverpool John Moores University, Reflections from a Female Sport Psychologist Working in Elite Level Professional Football
3rd Place (500 €):
Roland Rössler, University of Basel, “FIFA 11+ Kids” A Warm-Up Program to Prevent Injuries in Children’s Football: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Equal 4th Place:
Jean Nyakayiru, 1: Maastricht University 2: Han University of Applied Sciences, Beetroot Juice Supplementation Improves Exercise Performance in Soccer Players
Jan Venzke, Ruhr-University Bochum, The Determination of Energy Costs During Soccer Matches: Comparative Analysis Between Measured and Calculated Energy Expenditure. —- ECSS