The PFA saw three of its members graduate from the BSc Physiotherapy Programme delivered by University of Salford with all achieving 1st class awards.
This degree programme is heavily subsidised by the PFA which recognises the value of investing in the talent and experience of former players seeking to pursue this particular pathway.
Former Everton FC and England Ladies International Jody Handley became the first female PFA member to graduate through the programme .
It is hoped that Jody, who retired through injury in 2015, will be a source of encouragement for more of our female players to take advantage of the support available through the PFA.
Joe McGee not only achieved a First in the BSc Physiotherapy Degree at University of Salford but also received the prestigious Richard Butcher Memorial Award which is presented to the most improved student throughout the course.
Former Blackburn Rovers FC player Josh O’Keefe also gained a 1st class award, his father Vince is a former Blackburn Rovers player and PFA staff member.
All three graduates have already secured full time positions maintaining the excellent record of progression into employment from the programme.
Jody’s proud parents celebrate her success on graduation day.
Josh O’Keefe, Jody Handley and Joe McGee
Proud Dad Vince O’Keefe celebrates with son Josh O’Keefe. Josh gained the top classification in his BSc Physiotherapy Degree
Joe McGee- Gained the top classification in the BSc Physiotherapy Degree and was the winner of the prestigious Richard Butcher award in recognition of his academic performance.