Wolves appoint former Team GB psychologist Dr Kate Ludlam as part of an overhaul of the club’s medical staff under former UK Athletics chief Dr Rob Chakraverty
- Wolves have overhauled backroom staff under head of performance and medicine Dr Rob Chakraverty
- Dr Kate Ludlam has been added after spending last eight years with Team GB
- Wolves have also poached new physio Ben Macdonald from British Cycling
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The mind coach who helped Britain win double boxing gold at this summer’s Olympics has joined Wolves as first-team psychologist.
Dr Kate Ludlam has been added to the staff at Molineux after spending the last eight years with Team GB, including stints at Rio 2016 and Tokyo earlier this summer, where the boxers claimed nine medals – three of them gold.
Ludlam had previously helped academy players at Wolves but will now be working with Bruno Lage’s squad. Her arrival is part of an overhaul of the Wolves backroom team and she is one of six new appointments.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage was appointed in the summer and has a new medical team
‘We’re trying to create a freshness, to bring in people with brilliant minds, open minds,’ said Wolves head of performance and medicine Dr Rob Chakraverty, previously doctor for England men’s football team and chief medical officer of UK Athletics.
‘When we were looking at how we felt the structure could be improved, we felt that the identity of the performance and medical department at Wolves had been very dependent on the incumbent coach.
‘The last head coach brought in his own staff and their own ways of working, which transformed the club, but they have left and Wolves needed to rethink to take the club forward.’
Wolves have also poached new physio Ben Macdonald from British Cycling, where he spent three years, while head of sports science Tom Farrow worked with Wasps and England’s rugby sevens team.
Chakraverty added: ‘[We needed] to strike a balance between those people who have a lot of football experience and those with other elite sport experience.’
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