Great Britain rowers from Leander Rowing Club have spent 2 days at the Perform High Performance Centre at the National Football Centre, St. George’s Park – thanks to a partnership between Spire Hospital and the world famous rowing club.
On a 2 day visit to the centre, the female development squad were able to take advantage of Perform’s sports rehabilitation facilities, the outdoor team leadership centre and a meeting with staff from Michael Johnson Performance to discuss “movement patterns, body awareness and basic ways of making women more efficient in their movements in the sport of rowing.
Through a developing partnership with Spire Healthcare and Perform the GB rowers have been able to utilise the onsite world class facilities and expert knowledge to add their skills.
High performance coach, Jane Hall from Leander Rowing Club, said: “We have had a fantastic 2 days with Perform at the National Football Centre. There are a number of aspects from football and other teamsports that can easily be transferred to rowing and being able to access this up-to-date equipment and people who are really knowledgeable all under one roof has made it an unbelievable experience for all involved in the crew."
Phil Horton, Perform director, added; “We are delighted to welcome the up and coming GB Rowers from Leander Club to Perform.
“In the past year we have had a number of different sports join us at the National Football Centre to take advantage of both the world class facilities and our expert knowledge and we look forward to welcoming even more in 2015."
Since opening back in October 2012, St. George’s Park has – along with all 24 England national teams and over 500 grassroots clubs – welcomed representative teams from across the sporting community in a bid to engender an open learning culture in which sports teams and participants can learn and benefit from.
Perform at St.George’s Park is Spire Healthcare’s flagship sports medicine and human performance facility in the UK and has been servicing the needs of both professional and grass roots sports men and women since opening in 2012.