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Published: December 6, 2021 | Updated: December 7, 2021

Weymouth FC players in safe hands as clinic is named as club’s health and wellbeing partner

Paul and Louise O’Connell, Co-Founders, Bridge Health & Wellbeing, with Brian Stock, First Team Manager, Weymouth FC.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Players at Weymouth FC are in safe – and skilled – hands after a clinic was named as the club’s new health and wellbeing partner.

Christchurch-based Bridge Health & Wellbeing has become an official sponsor of The Terras.

It will provide specialist physiotherapy services, chiropractic treatments and sports massage services to players.

One of the biggest football clubs in Dorset, Weymouth FC is a semi-professional club currently competing in the Vanarama National League.

Paul O’Connell, Lead Physiotherapist and Co-founder with his wife, Louise, of Bridge Health & Wellbeing, said: “Our clinical team have a wealth of experience in professional sport so teaming up with a club like Weymouth is a great union for both parties.

“We have already treated several of their players for football-related injuries.

“Footballers regularly suffer from injuries including sprained ankles, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, hamstring strains, groin strains and knee injuries.

“We are keen to make sure players get back to full strength as quickly as possible and are ready to give their best on the pitch for the fans.

“As a major sports team in our area, we are proud to be playing our part in supporting their success.”

Weymouth FC has had a successful few years.

The club was crowned overall Southern League Premier champions in the 2018/2019 season and secured promotion to the National League South.

The Terras finished the 2019/20 season in third place and, in August 2020, they were promoted to the National League after a play-off final win against Dartford.

Brian Stock, First Team Manager, said: “It is important that as a club we look after our players.

“Knowing we have the added help and expertise from Bridge Health and Wellbeing will give us the reassurance we need to protect our players.”

Bridge Health & Wellbeing provides physiotherapy, chiropractic, sports massage, rehabilitation services and Pilates, yoga and Qigong classes from its state-of-the-art fitness space on Bridge Street in Christchurch.

More details at bridgehw.com