England Rugby League is pleased to announce a new partnership with the country’s largest healthcare charity, Nuffield Health.
The new partnership creates opportunities for England supporters and the wider Rugby League community to utilise Nuffield Health’s award-winning hospitals, fitness and wellbeing centres, healthcare clinics and workplace wellbeing services.
Nuffield Health has 113 fitness and wellbeing centres across the nation and will offer exclusive membership benefits and discounts to Rugby League supporters, with further opportunities across other service lines to be developed in the future. The charity aims to reach Rugby League supporters to widen access to its services to give more people the tools to live a healthy life.
Nuffield Health has taken over operating Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP) – a centre of excellence for diagnosis, education and research. Through MIHP and its location on Manchester’s Etihad Campus, Nuffield Health plans to develop its relationships with the local community, support groups and businesses to improve the local community’s health and wellbeing, as well as develop the site as a centre for excellence for training fitness professionals. The RFL will relocate to the campus following RLWC2021.
England Rugby League will have access to the institute’s elite athlete facilities ahead of the Rugby League World Cup this autumn. Nuffield Health will support the clinical needs of the England team, as it continues developing its support for elite athletes.
Chris Blackwell-Frost, Chief Strategy Officer at Nuffield Health, said:
“We’re really excited to be involved with England Rugby League. It’s a partnership that complements our market-leading quality standards and will allow us to make unbeatable offers to Rugby League fans across our estate of 113 fitness and wellbeing centres. Reaching more people with our services delivers on our purpose to build a healthier nation and we look forward to engaging with Rugby League supporters.
England men’s Head Coach, Shaun Wane, added:
“The facilities here are world class and I’m delighted that Nuffield Health are making them available to help us prepare for the World Cup. Rugby League players are fantastic athletes and I’m sure that every member of the squad will benefit from this partnership.”