Tony Adams MBE announced as key note speaker for NHS SMPA conference 2018

We are pleased to announce that Tony Adams MBE, celebrated Arsenal and England footballer, and founder of Sporting Chance Clinic, will provide the key note speech at the 2018 NHS SMPA conference in September.

Tony made his debut for Arsenal Football Club in 1983, the start of a glittering career which included playing 669 matches for Arsenal, many of which were as Captain, as well as 66 matches for England. His football career spanned an incredible 19 years, during one of Arsenals most successful periods.

In 1996, Tony began to deal with his addiction to alcohol. He has now been sober for 22 years, and chose to use the proceeds of his autobiographies to set up Sporting Chance Charity Clinic. This charity initially existed to provide emotional welfare support and addiction services for sportsmen and women. Since its inception it has developed into one of the world's most innovative centres for the treatment of behavioural problems among professionals and former professionals, providing not only a national network of therapists and counsellors, but also a 24-hour helpline, as well as education & training for players, coaches and officials and finally a residential clinic for addictive disorders. 

We look forward to hearing his keynote speech at our 2018 conference on the theme of behaviour change. Find out more about the conference and book your tickets here.