Sports minister Helen Grant visited St George’s Park yesterday where she toured the £105 million facility ahead of the England Women’s team forthcoming international match against Germany at Wembley.
Grant was given a tour of St George’s Park including the Perform Sports Medicine and Human Performance Facility. Led by St George’s Park managing director Julie Harrington, accompanied by Perform director Phil Horton and lead sports scientist Dr Carl Wells, the sports minister was able to take in Perform’s state-of-the-art sports science and rehabilitation facilities.
She also saw first-hand Perform’s established PFA residential rehabilitation programme in full swing as this weeks’ group of injured players (including a player from the England Women’s senior team), underwent the final stages of their rehabilitation.
Speaking after her visit, sports minister Helen Grant said: “It is fantastic to see the world-class facilities available to our athletes at St George’s Park, providing development opportunities for our men's and women's teams. In the modern game small margins are the difference between defeat and victory. I look forward to seeing the results in action this weekend as England takes on Germany in front of a record crowd."
Perform director Phil Horton said: “We were delighted welcome Helen Grant to see the world-class facilities on offer here at St George’s Park. It concludes what has been an extremely busy few weeks for us, where last week alone we hosted eight of our national football teams and The U18 England Rugby League Team under one roof.”