South Shields Football Club is delighted to announce a strengthened partnership with the United Kingdom’s largest healthcare charity, Nuffield Health.
The collaboration allows South Shields players access to a range of healthcare services, including scans and diagnostic tests, at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital in Jesmond.
The Nuffield Health brand is to appear on a pitchside advertising board at 1st Cloud Arena, as well as the front of the club’s 16-19 Academy shirts. Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital will also sponsor the club’s head of physiotherapy and medical, Andrew Morris, throughout the 2023-24 season.
Representatives from Nuffield Health will provide health advice to Mariners supporters, players and staff during the campaign, with details of specific events to be confirmed in due course.
Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital sales and services manager Alex Seward said: “We are delighted to partner with South Shields FC for this season as they look to continue their rise through the football pyramid.
“We will be able to provide rapid access to diagnostic tests and scans if any of the players require this, but we are also very much looking forwards to engaging and raising health awareness among the supporters as part of our aim to build a healthier nation.”
The club has used the facilities of Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital for the last three years when private scans and tests have been required by players.
The renewed, formal relationship decreases the financial burden on the club and leads to the presence of a renowned national brand at 1st Cloud Arena, as well as access to further health advice and support for players, staff and fans.
South Shields FC head of merchandise and partnerships Harry Duwell said: “This is another fantastic addition to our collection of partners and we are excited to see how this relationship with Nuffield Health can grow.
“Access to such top-quality service will be hugely beneficial to our playing squad, many of whom are already familiar with the facilities at the hospital having visited over the last three seasons.
“As well as that, one of the brilliant aspects of this partnership is that it will allow us to promote better health to our supporters, players and staff, which is something we are very passionate about.
“We’d like to thank Alex and the team at Nuffield Health for their support of not just South Shields FC, but non-league football and grassroots sport in general.”
Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital has been providing private healthcare to people in the North East for more than 40 years, and their specialist consultants are leading experts in their medical field.
Representatives from the facility will visit 1st Cloud Arena on selected matchdays to offer health-related advice and information to supporters, with details to be announced when dates are confirmed.
To find out more about the services available, go to https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/newcastle-upon-tyne.
Image caption: South Shields FC head of merchandise and partnerships Harry Duwell, left, and Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital sales and services manager Alex Seward.