FA and Nuffield Health announce new partnership

The FA have announced a new five-year partnership with Nuffield Health as the Football Association’s Official Health and Wellbeing Partner.

With more than 65 years of experience and an industry-leading network of health and wellness facilities, Nuffield Health offers a wide range of services from physical and mental health, hospital treatment and clinical care to rehabilitation and general well-being.

Our England football teams rely on experts on and off the field to play their best and Nuffield Health also recognizes that everyone’s health and well-being needs the right support.

A new survey by Nuffield Health has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on health and well-being, with the Healthier Nation Index* showing that 37 per cent of UK adults are now more concerned about their mental health, with a further 40 per cent concerned about the impact on their physical health.

Through the partnership, Nuffield Health aspires to become the nation’s healthcare teammate, building on the mental and physical benefits that football brings to improve the well-being of individuals and communities.

The partnership aims to build a healthier nation, raise awareness of the importance of positive mental and physical well-being, and develop a range of initiatives that give people of all ages the tools and encouragement to lead healthier lives.

Navin Singh, our Commercial Director, said: “We are delighted to partner with Nuffield Health. The FA wants to use football as a force for good, so this is a fantastic opportunity to partner with an industry-leading health and wellness provider to work towards building a healthier nation.

“Nuffield Health’s purpose aligns perfectly with our assets in England teams, Wembley Stadium, linked by EE and St George’s Park, and this partnership will help us continue to unite the game and inspire the nation. “

Commenting on the partnership, Nuffield Health Chief Executive Officer Steve Gray added: “We are incredibly excited to bring our purpose to life through this long-term partnership with the FA. Football is about teamwork and community, and equally we believe in the power of working together and supporting each other to help everyone achieve their health and well-being ambitions.

“Our Healthier Nation Index survey has highlighted some of the key health and well-being challenges affecting people today. As such, we look forward to becoming the nation’s teammate on health and wellbeing and playing a key role in showing people how to live healthier lives and achieve better health outcomes with the power of football.”

As part of the deal, Nuffield Health will gain several rights including access to the England men’s and women’s senior teams, Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park. Nuffield Health and the FA will also work together on grassroots initiatives to support the needs of local communities and give more people the tools to live healthier lives.

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