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Rehabilitation Centre

Another crucial project funded by the Lotteries has been to upgrade the medical room.

Prior to the move from Euxton, a room had been identified at Lostock for use as a medical and rehabilitation room.

Equipment was removed from Euxton and re-sited here, but the conditions were not ideal for the purpose. The whole area was open plan, there was no privacy, and it was lacking in some of the basic necessities of a medical area.

Nick Allamby (Head of Sports Science) and Matt Barrass (Head Physiotherapist) discussed the situation with the BWDA, who agreed that the facilities were not of the standard expected of a Sky Bet Championship team and could see the benefits of using lottery cash to make the much needed improvements.

Work commenced during the summer break, where the room was divided and four separate offices were constructed - two admin offices for the backroom staff and two private lockable treatment rooms.

A dividing wall was erected and the new area now houses a number of treatment/massage beds.

Another area is the home of gym equipment used for the rehabilitation of injured players.

A hot water system has been installed and ice machines, which were out of order, have been repaired and are now very much in use again.  

Although not quite ready for when the players returned to work after the break, it is now in full use and very much appreciated by the players and staff alike who are grateful to the lottery members and the lottery agents who work hard week in week out to provide these fantastic facilities for the club.