Rob Firth

  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full time Multi-Sport

Personal Summary

I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2013 after completing my studies towards a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy degree.

Since 2015 I have worked for PGMOL as a Sports Massage Therapist for Select Group 1 and Select Group 2 match officials, as well as working with FIFA match officials on Champions League, Europa League and FIFA international Friendly match days. These roles have required me to provide sports massage at training camps and also on match days. This role has given me the opportunity to work with an elite group of professionals who are at the top of their field. I have relished this opportunity and gained fantastic feedback from management level and from the Match Officials too. I have thoroughly enjoyed working within a high level and high pressure environment and I believe that my temperament and personality are an ideal fit to work at a professional football club.

During my time at University, I completed extensive placements at Leeds United Academy and Bradford City FC Academy, which enabled me to gain an excellent understanding of the requirements of working in a professional football club.

I have also been running my own business, Apex Sports Therapy, since graduating so have had the opportunity to develop my communication and interpersonal skills due to interaction with a wide range of people, from a variety of backgrounds.


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy degree
- Oct 2013 Leeds Metropolitan University