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mick clegg

Mick Clegg

Power Development Coach at Manchester United from 2000 - 2011.

Personal coach and trainer for over 36 years

Owner of the Olympic Sports Gym Complex in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester since 1986 which he runs with his 5 children - Michael, Mark, Steven, Mandy & Shaun.

Past & present clients include Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Mike Eade, Kyle Howarth, Matt Gilks and Aaron Cook.

Founder of Seed of Speed

Director of Sports Performance Innovation

A member of the scientific advisory board for CogniSens Athletics.

Trained the England lacrosse team.

Ran an Olympic boxing club for 14 years

Coached and lectured in schools & colleges in and around Greater Manchester.


Specialist In

  • Cognitive Processing Under Extreme Physical Activity

  • Endurance Capacity

  • Power Development

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Speed

  • Reaction

  • Cognition

  • Strength Training

  • Personal Training

  • Rehabilitation

  • Injury Prevention

  • Lifestyle Coaching

  • Fast Feet

  • Athletics

  • Athletic Training


Since leaving Manchester United Mick has not only featured worked with many athletes (he has a very busy diary) he has also featured in many interviews and articles relating to his career past and present. During his career he has worked not only with the first team of Manchester United, he has also had extensive experience working with youth teams. He has a great ability to work with adults as well as children, his encouragement and enthusiasm coupled with his very straightforward, forthright tone and manner enables him to get the best out of anyone who trains with this Manchurian coach.

Mick has had extensive experience in working with many different elite athletes including Aaron Cook (Taekwondo), Matt Gilks (Goalkeeper), Kyle Howarth (Speedway), Mike Eade (Kickboxing), Warrington Wolves (Rugby Team), Manchester Titans (American Football Team) as well as others including golfing and of course football.

Ryan Giggs
Ronaldo Training

Mick Clegg (otherwise known as Mike or Michael Clegg Senior) has been interested in health and fitness since the teenager. He began working in a gym in his late teens and by the age of 25 he was owner of the Olympic Sports Gym in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Within this gym he ran an Olympic boxing club for 14 years, and taught Olympic lifting. He produced Olympic lifting teams from schoolboys to international level with over 30 boys starting from never having lifted a bar to top level. He also was very active in the community coaching in schools and lecturing and colleges in and around greater Manchester.

Mick has been a personal coach and trainer all his professional life, mainly working from his Olympic Sports Gym. He has had an exceptional career history working with top-class athletes from all round the world in most major sports, including football, taekwondo, Golf and speedway. He even trained the England lacrosse team.

It was working with his sons, Michael and Stephen, in power development that the boys were noticed by scouts for Manchester United football club and both were signed to the youth teams. Michael went on to play in the first team and Stephen with the reserves. It was Mick's work with his children giving them extra power and strength that got noticed by the coaching staff at Manchester United and in 2000 he joined the coaching staff in a unique position at that time of strength and conditioning coach. This position gradually evolved into what Mick now calls a "Power Development Coach".

Aaron Cooke
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