Football Medical Association partners with Spire Healthcare

20 July 2015

The Football Medical Association (FMA) are delighted to have signed a two-year lead sponsorship deal with Spire Healthcare. The partnership looks to unite an organisation that caters for the football medics, the FMA, with Spire Healthcare, who provides medical services to the whole football family including footballers, managers and referees.

The presence of medical and science personnel in professional football has grown enormously over the past 15 years, both in number and in significance, demonstrating the importance of their work and contribution to the modern game.

Eamonn Salmon, CEO of the FMA, said: “Spire Healthcare is an internationally recognised brand and we are delighted to have reached agreement to partner with them for the next two seasons. It was always important for the FMA to align itself to a brand that fits our profile and Spire does exactly that. We are looking forwards to developing the partnership and feel certain this is a relationship for the long term.”

Phil Horton, National Perform Director, commented: “The Spire Healthcare network supports footballers, managers and referees throughout the UK with rehabilitation, cardiac screening, health screening, imaging, pathology and rapid access to further medical services and consultants. Our leading interdisciplinary team approach delivers results and helps people get reach optimum health and fitness.

“We’re proud to be partnering with the Football Medical Association, whose members can access Perform’s gold standard of care facilitated through Spire Healthcare’s all-encompassing medical network and infrastructure. Committed to football, Perform physiotherapy not only looks after the team, but also the team behind the team.”

The partnership follows on from an already existing relationship that Perform has with the Football Association at the National Football Centre in St. George’s Park, the League Managers Association (LMA), the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).

Perform is committed to football and everyone who works in and around the sport. They provide high quality medical services to the whole football family whether they are in or out of work - including rehabilitation for all members of the PFA, LMA and PGMOL, cardiac screening for members of the PFA and PGMOL and health screening for LMA members.

Perform is as a world-class sports medicine, health and human performance brand. Its network of 11 centres encompasses physiotherapy, sports and exercise science, clinical services and corporate wellness to help people of all abilities to perform beyond their expectations. Its flagship facility is based at the FA’s National Football Centre in St. George’s Park.