Lewindon becomes first Director of Health & Performance at Man City
Written by Training Ground Guru — August 19, 2022
DAN LEWINDON has joined City Football Group in the new role of Director of Player Health and Performance.
Lewindon arrives from the LTA, where he was Head of High Performance Science and Medicine for six years. It was here that he worked alongside City’s current Performance Director Simon Timson, who held the same role with the LTA from 2016 to 2020.
Director of Health and Performance is a common job title in US sport, but not in the UK. The choice of the new title and role at City is recognition of the fact that a player’s fitness is about much more than what they do during their time at their club.
It is about what they do outside of football too, including their sleep, nutrition and mental wellbeing, and Lewindon took this holistic ‘whole person’ approach during his time with the LTA.
After qualifying as a physiotherapist from Nottingham University, he worked for several years in the NHS before joining Northampton Saints rugby team as Lead Physio.
In 2009 he was appointed Senior Physio for England Rugby, working for seven years and taking responsibility for the side’s recovery, prevention and rehab strategies, before his move to the LTA and now City Football Group, where he will work across their network of global clubs.