The Football Association are pleased to announce that Perform Better Ltd have been selected as the Official Supplier of strength and conditioning equipment to the ‘St. George’s Park’ National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent.
‘St.George’s Park’, which opened in 2012, is a £105 million facility set in 330 acres of Staffordshire countryside that provides world class facilities for all 28 England teams ahead of international matches. The site is also the home of FA Education and delivers all FA National coach education courses.
After an exhaustive selection process, Perform Better were selected ahead of a number of other suppliers due to their vast experience in equipping elite strength and conditioning facilities for professional sports teams and national governing bodies.
Perform Better have previously been selected to supply some of the most prestigious performance facilities in the UK including: Oriam Scottish National Performance Centre- Edinburgh, Manchester Institute of Performance, Arsenal FC’s new training facility, England Cricket performance facilities in the UK and Spain among many others. Perform Better have also provided temporary strength and conditioning facilities in the team hotel for the England Men’s Senior team at Euro 2016 and for the England Women’s Senior team at Euro 2017.
The FA Performance Team had some very specific requirements and designs that they wanted included in the equipment specifications. The Perform Better Technical design team worked closely with the FA Performance Team to ensure their exact requirements were met.
The equipment to be included into the strength and conditioning facility includes: six bespoke designed elite half racks, a bespoke designed Spider Training Rig, bi-lateral leg presses, leg extension, leg curl, Eleiko olympic discs and bars, dumbbells and benches, glue ham benches, Keiser functional Trainers, Desmotec isoinertial trainers, Woodway Curve treadmills, Keiser M3 spin bikes, Wattbikes and Concept 2 rowers plus a wide range of functional training equipment. In addition to the range of equipment, Perform Better will be supplying monitoring and testing equipment to monitor the players including: Gymaware power testing systems, Forcedecks force platforms, Swift timing system, Polar heart rate system and the TeamBuildr database system.
Alastair Yule, Director, Perform Better Ltd: “We are obviously delighted to have secured this prestigious contract to supply strength and conditioning equipment to St. George’s Park- the facility is renowned to be one of the most advanced football training centres in the world and is another world class facility that Perform Better have been selected to equip. We have worked closely with the FA Performance Team over the past few months to ensure the facility and equipment specifically meets their needs.”
Bryce Cavanagh, Head of Physical Performance, Football Association: “We’re pleased to be linking up with Perform Better. Their experience gained from extensively working with the top sporting teams and national governing bodies has given them an advantage few hold. This is something we value immensely as we look to continue to refine and progress our physical performance programme within our 28 England teams. Our respective teams have worked extremely closely on this project to ensure exact requirements are met. It’s a working relationship which will prove beneficial in our preparations for the 2018 World Cup and beyond.”
The refurbishment programme is due to be completed by April 2018 ready for the Men’s Senior team’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia in June 2018.
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