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ALBION NOMINATED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE MEDICAL AWARD

8 May 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Tom Barnden and Adam Brett at the Hawthorns this season.

After winning the Medical and Performance Team Award in the Sky Bet Championship last season, Brighton & Hove Albion have again been nominated in the Premier League category at this year’s Football Medical Association awards.

Albion’s Medical and Sports Science department make up a three-club shortlist looking to win the award, alongside neighbouring south-coast clubs AFC Bournemouth and Southampton.

The award is designed to recognise the exceptional contribution of a medical and performance team within the Premier League, as staff continue to display outstanding team work and achieve great results.

Success at the FMA awards would secure an impressive double for Albion’s Medical and Sports Science department, after picking up the equivalent accolade in the second tier of English football last season.

Albion’s head of medical services, Adam Brett commented on the club’s nomination, which he believes is thoroughly deserved after another season of hard work both on and off the field.

He said, "We are delighted to receive a nomination for the Premier League Medical and Performance Team Award, following the recent announcement by the Football Medical Association.

"The competition is always incredibly strong, especially now we are competing with some of the biggest clubs in world football.

“As a medical department we knew our performance was going well at the mid-season mark, following great player availability and the JLT Premier League Injury Analysis report which was released in December.

“Our main goal is to maintain and develop a robust squad throughout the season, allowing the manager to have as many players available for selection.

“Injuries are unfortunately part of the game, so if we can do all we can to reduce the preventable injuries, it’s another key component of our role for the club.

“The whole team have worked incredibly hard over the past few seasons and the recognition of this nomination is truly deserved, especially following on from last season’s award.

“Our focus, however, at present, is to remain humble, conscientious and dedicated to ensure we do all we can to assist the club in the Premier League.”


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