Home to the national football centre and a 228-bedroom Hilton hotel, St. George’s Park has established clear COVID-19 guidance and support for any visiting team or event wishing to visit this summer.
Significant work has been undertaken to make the site safe and secure, with a dedicated officer on hand to ensure all Government guidelines are met.
The Professional Footballers’ Association has resumed its weekly programme in partnership with Gamechanger Performance to provide six residential rehabilitation spaces for current and former PFA members with a medium to long-term injury.
PFA Deputy Chief Executive John Bramhall said: "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 Gamechanger Performance."
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."
GCP’s Head Physiotherapist Pete Talbot said: “Since the programme paused at the start of lockdown, we have been ensuring we keep up to speed with all of the latest medical guidance surrounding football. Our team have been working with The FA’s medical and operations teams to ensure that when the programme does relaunch, the safety of the players attending will be paramount.
“The team at GCP are looking forward to welcoming players back to the programme at SGP in July and supporting the clubs and players out of contract struggling with injuries during this difficult time.”
Demand for the service is likely to be high across the coming weeks and players/clubs are requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place on the programme.