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CONTRACT: Strength and conditioning coach commits to the Blues

Deal agreed with fitness coach

9 May 2019

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to confirm that strength and conditioning coach Dave Waldie has extended his stay with the club until at least the end of the 2019/20 season.

The former Royal Air Force fitness instructor, who also worked in rehabilitation during his time in service, came to Brunton Park in February and has previously held fitness coaching roles at Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Notts County and Boston United.

He holds a Master of Science degree in strength and conditioning from St Mary's University, Twickenham, and has also lectured at York College, as well as running his own personal training business.

United boss Steven Pressley said: “I wasn’t involved in the process of appointing Dave, but I think the club made a first-class decision.

“He’s a really solid person and he’s forged good relationships, not only with the staff, but also with the players, very quickly.

“He’s very good at his job and very enthusiastic, and I think that’s a key attribute in a fitness coach, because it’s probably one part of the game that the players don’t enjoy so much.

“The person in this role has to be infectious and able to get the players to buy into the way we want to work. He’s got all of those qualities, so I’m really delighted to have him here next season.

“Fitness is going to be a huge part of what we want to do next year and we’ve already worked hard on the plans for pre-season. We’re happy with how those plans have shaped up, and it will be important that myself and Dave work very closely through that.”

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