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An Insight into the Work of a Visual Performance Specialist

Elite sport has specialist coaches for nearly everything. Matt Majendie meets Dr Sherylle Calder, who is a very specific leader in her field – one with a nickname forged by royalty

A visual performance specialist, or “sports scientist and performance coach” as she describes herself, Dr Sherylle Calder teaches sportsmen and women to see things differently on the field of play.

She played a pivotal role in the Rugby World Cup successes of England in 2003 and South Africa in 2007, and was brought back into the England fold in 2017 as Eddie Jones’ side successfully defended their Six Nations title.

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