Private hospital provider, Spire Healthcare has become the Official Healthcare Partner of St. George’s Park, The Football Association’s new National Football Centre.
Spire will be operating the facilities under its new Perform brand. Perform at St. George’s Park will provide a sports medicine, treatment and performance centre, with an emphasis on sports science and human performance. The partnership will create the first totally integrated sports medicine centre, supported by an advanced research programme, that is open to sport and the general public.
St. George’s Park will aim to be the very first FIFA F-Marc Medical Centre of Excellence in the UK, joining a club of only 22 other such leading facilities across the globe.
Within a 30,000 sq ft complex, there will be a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy suite, a physiotherapy and rehabilitation unit, as well as fitness and general health screening and diagnostics.
David Sheepshanks, Chairman of St. George’s Park, said: “The spheres of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the study and improvement of Human Performance are very much compatible with that of Coach Education, another key plank of the St. George’s Park Business Plan. We are extremely excited about this new partnership with Spire Healthcare, which provides us with a joint platform of medical and sporting integrity, so important in meeting our combined objectives.”
Spire Healthcare is the latest in a growing list of commercial partners for St. George’s Park, headed by Lead Partner Umbro. Construction of St George’s Park is already underway and the centre is on track to open in the summer of 2012.