The PFA is happy to inform members that our residential rehabilitation programme has relaunched at St. George's Park as of Monday 13th July.
Our partner, Game Changer Performance (GCP), has been working closely with both the PFA and The FA to implement the government's latest COVID-19 guidance to keep players safe while receiving treatment. This includes temperature checks on arrival, maintaining social distancing where possible, and adopting the strictest hygiene standards.
Each week, the PFA will provide six free residential rehabilitation spaces at St. George's Park for current or former players with medium to long-term injuries. The intensive rehabilitation programme is designed to help players safely return to match fitness as soon as possible. It also educate players about their injury so they can learn how to best manage it in the future.
PFA Deputy Chief Executive, John Bramhall, welcomed the relaunch, saying: "The residential rehabilitation facilities at St. George's Park is a crucial service for many current and former professional footballers. I'm glad that it is now safe for this PFA service to resume, and that players can once again access the support they need to overcome their injuries. I look forward to seeing more players benefit from the exceptional treatment provided by the team at Game Changer Performance."
GCP's Head Physiotherapist, Pete Talbot, added, "Since the programme paused at the start of lockdown, we have ensured that we've kept up to date with the latest medical guidance surrounding football. Our team has been working with The FA's medical and operations team to ensure that the players' safety remains a priority above all else. The team at GCP is looking forward to welcoming players back to the programme at St. George's Park this July, and supporting the clubs and players during this difficult time."
St. George’s Park general manager Holly Murdoch said: “I would like to pay tribute to the entire St. George’s Park team for the hard work and diligence at getting us to this point. It continues to be a challenging and difficult time for so many, but it is good that we are again able to welcome back our sporting guests starting with the PFA rehabilitation scheme managed by Gamechanger Performance.
“I am confident we will be able to operate in a safe, secure and professional way. During the past four months, the grounds team at St. George’s Park have worked tirelessly to ensure the pitches are in pristine condition. We expect it to be a busy summer as teams from every level of football and across the sporting world look to visit us and make use of our world-class facilities."
How to book
- Players can book a space on the residential rehabilitation programme through the medical team at their club or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.