Bio-banding in academy football: player’s perceptions of a maturity matched tournament

@article{Bradley2019BiobandingIA,
  title={Bio-banding in academy football: player’s perceptions of a maturity matched tournament},
  author={Ben Bradley and David M Johnson and Megan Hill and Darragh McGee and Adam Kana-ah and Callum Sharpin and Peter Sharp and Adam Leigh Kelly and Sean P. Cumming and Robert M. Malina},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={46},
  pages={400 - 408}
}
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