Perform at St. George's Park has been getting in on the action during the Rugby World Cup. The National Football Centre has been used as the primary training base for Ireland and Argentina, with both teams using the sports medicine, strenth and conditioning, and recovery facilities at Perform.
But now the focus has changed from Union as Perform recently hosted the England Rugby League team. The England team was onsite for a five-week training camp ahead of their autumn series with New Zealand. The Perform Centre has become a firm favourite for international sports teams due to everything being housed onsite; England were able to make use of all the training facilities including the Human Performance Lab for physical testing purposes, the strength and conditioning gym as well as the hydrotherapy pool for recovery.
The secluded setting of the Hilton Hotel also provided the perfect location for the players.
Perform director, Phil Horton commented: “Despite being mostly recognised as the base for English football, it is fantastic to welcome Rugby League to the centre. The facilities at Perform are performance oriented which should be utilised by teams to get the best out of their players.”
England will kick-start their preparations for the Autumn International Series with a friendly against France at Leigh Sports Village this Saturday 24th October. Following this, the side then takes on New Zealand in a triple-header series. Fixtures at the Olympic Stadium and the DW Stadium in Wigan will follow the first match at the KC Stadium in Hull on Sunday November 1st.
As well as the Rugby League senior squad, the Under-18s will also be put through a similar type of testing and have access to the facilities to further their performance.
All Perform facilities are available for sports clubs and teams to hire for exclusive use. Call the Perform at St. George's Park team on 01283 576333 to find out more.