BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter Nick Grimshaw and English singer-songwriter Olly Murs today prepared for the match of a lifetime at Perform, the world-class human performance, sports and exercise medicine and rehabilitation centre at the heart of the St. George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre.
Nick and Olly, who both captained their 5 a-side-team, visited the Perform centre in
preparation for their big match. They were put through their paces by leading trainers and sports and exercise medics who ensured they were in top condition when they hit the pitch.
As part of their warm-up, Nick and Olly took part in a range of pre-football training exercises. These included the Batak challenge, which tested their reactions, stamina and coordination, the underwater treadmill and various strength and conditioning exercises. They finished off their training by using the contrast pools – the hot and cold water pools helped reduce any muscle tightness ahead of the big game.
Lining up with Nick for his team ‘Radio Onederers’, was former Welsh player Robbie Savage and colleagues from Radio 1. Olly’s teammates in ‘Olly Hot Spurs’, included former England player David May.
The warm-up training clearly worked, with ‘Olly Hot Spurs’ victorious against ‘Radio Onederers’ by 11 goals to 1.
Perform is part of Spire Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading private hospital groups with 38 hospitals across the UK. Perform is open to all and can provide any visitor to St. George’s Park with sports science and training facilities to help them reach their physical and mental potential and perform beyond their expectations.
St. George’s Park is the training base for 24 England teams, the home of coaching education and a hub of activity for the local community. Over 800 elite coaches will be trained and qualified each year at St. George’s Park, helping to develop and nurture future talent.
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