Tony Colbert

Staff Profile

Position
Fitness coach
Born
May 29, 1963, Paddington
Qualifications
BSc/MSc Sport and Exercise Science, FA Fitness Trainer Award, Certified SAQ Trainer, Certified ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor, NCFC Teaching Certificate, Future Fit: Advanced Personal Trainer
Joined Arsenal
July 1998

Tony’s role in overseeing the players’ fitness and conditioning is a crucial one, and has been throughout his 18 years with the club. 

An expert in football-specific fitness, he draws up detailed, tailored plans for every player before and during each season, as well as undertaking long hours of rehab work with injured first-team squad members. Many players have been quick to praise his attention to detail and guiding influence upon their recoveries from long-term injury.

His work has helped make Arsenal one of the fittest sides in Europe, something borne out each season by the number of late goals the team scores. Prior to joining the Gunners early in Arsène Wenger’s reign, Tony worked with a wide range of different sportspeople and gained vast experience in the field. 

He will be instrumental once more this season as Arsenal seek to steal a march on their rivals through the quality of treatment all their players receive.

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