Carlisle United have appointed former Royal Air Force instructor David Waldie as their new strength and conditioning coach.

Waldie joined the Brunton Park club this week to replace Paddy Maher, who recently left for a role at Myerscough College.

Waldie has previously held fitness coaching roles in football at Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Notts County and Boston United.

He also spent nine years with the RAF in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and physical training positions.

Carlisle said they were delighted to have appointed Waldie.

Director of football David Holdsworth said: "We went through a thorough process and we are delighted that we have got someone of David's quality on board, from what was a bank of extremely strong candidates."

Waldie has recently been with the Ministry of Defence as an exercise rehabilitation instructor.

He has also lectured at York College and run his own personal training business.

His football roles included three months as Lincoln's first-team strength and conditioning coach in 2018, five months in a similar capacity with Notts County in 2017/18 and a year with Boston from 2015/16.

He previously worked with Sheffield United's young players from under-10 to under-21 level from 2013-14.

Waldie, who holds a Master of Science degree in strength and conditioning from St Mary's University, Twickenham, will work with physio Neil Dalton on the fitness of United's first-team players.

Maher had stepped up from his academy position to work with the first-team players after previous sports science and conditioning coach Lee Fearn left Brunton Park last summer.