Integral to this unique World Cup Masters/Veterans Football Tournament is an international symposium that focuses on applied sports science research and practice-based issues related to Masters/Veterans football communities in local and global contexts including: player and team development, sport and health physiology, psychology, small-sided game analysis, injury-prevention, coaching science, football development and socio-cultural perspectives of masters/veterans football. 

"Symposium" (The Concise Oxford Dictionary) - 1. drinking party of ancient Greeks with conversation etc after banquet 2. philosophical or other friendly discussion; set of contributions on one subject from various authors and points of view at meeting.

2017 Key Note Presentations

  1. 060+ International Super Veterans 5-a-side World Cup Football Tournament, Qatar 2021 – Dr. Ruben Goebel, Director, Sports Science, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Multi-national Veterans Competitive Soccer/Football Developments: North American, European, UK & Global Practices – Mike Sweeney, Cleveland Whitecaps Premier Soccer Club, USA; Football, Corruption & Lies: Revisiting Badfellas  – FIFA  (poster click here) - Prof. John Sugden, University of Brighton, UK (in absentia).
  2. Performance Analysis: Scouting Experiences in the English Premier League - John Lambert
  3. Feature Poster Presentation. Veterans Football: Regional, National & International Initiatives - Swansea, Wales, TBC
  4. Feature Poster Presentation. Veterans Walking Football: Health and Sport Science - Dr. Pete Reddy, Aston University
  5. Feature Poster Presentation. Longitudinal Veterans World Cup Research: Hubball, H.T., Reddy, P., Sweeney, M., & Kauppinen, R. (2017). Evolution and Sustainability of the International Super Veterans 5-a-side World Cup Football Tournament (2006-2017): A Strategic Approach. Submitted to International Journal for Sport and Society.

2016 Presentations

Hubball, H.T. (2016). Qatar University 2021 Host Proposal: 060+ Super Masters/Veterans 5-a-side Football Tournament and Symposium. QU Sports Science, Doha, Qatar; Hubball, H.T. (2016). Qatar University 2021 Host Proposal: 060+ Super Masters/Veterans 5-a-side Football Tournament and Symposium. QU Sports Science, Doha, Qatar; Hubball, H.T. (2016). Impact of the 2006-2016 Veterans 5-aside World Cup: Research and Practice Initiatives. 2016 Veterans World Cup, Algarve, Portugal.

2015 Presentations

Hubball, H.T., & Reddy, P. (2015). Impact of walking football: Effective team strategies for high performance veteran players. World Congress for Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark; Reddy, P., et al. (2015). The beautiful game: Can older adults play? Should older adults play? What is the potential of walking football? World Congress for Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark; Krustrup, P. 2015, Chair, World Congress on Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2011 Key Note Presentations

(1) "Football Coaching and The Team for Peace Initiative", John Lambert, Senior Lecturer, Chelsea School of Sport & PE, University of Brighton, UK.

(2) "Masters Football and Sports Injury Prevention" Professor, Istanbul University, Turkey.

2010 Key Note Presentations

(1) "Masters/Veterans Football & Sport Psychology", Howard K. Hall, Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Chair, Sport Related Subjects, York St John University, UK.

(2) "The beautiful game - but why do we stop playing it in our thirties? How can more of us carry on into our fifties and sixties?: Masters/Veterans football & sport medicine/injury prevention." Peter Reddy, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, UK.

2008 Key Note Presentations

Professor Stephen A. Mitchell, Sport Studies, Physical Education/Teacher Education, Kent State University, USA "Teaching old dogs new tricks: Teaching, coaching, and training practices for a lifetime of football participation.". Professor Helmut Brinker, Zurich University "Origins of Football in China.". Professor John Sugden, Sociology of Sport, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK"Sport and Spies. The Dark Side of Sport and International Relations.". Doctor Peter Watt, Sport and Exercise Science, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK"Do my genes look big in this bottom?: Obesity, exercise and the impact of genetic engineering to sports and ageing."

2006 Key Note Presentations

"FIFA World Cup Issues" (Professor John Sugden, UK), "Are you Passed it Yet - Ageing and Competitive Soccer" (Dr. Peter Watt, UK) and "Masters' Soccer Communities: Local and Global Contexts" (Dr. Harry Hubball, Canada).

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