The Rugby Players Association has today announced an Official Partnership with the Fortius Clinic.
Founded in 2009 by clinicians, Fortius Clinic is the UK’s single largest orthopaedic group with an international reputation in sports injury treatment. Fortius Clinic is already the preferred clinic of choice for many Premier League football and rugby clubs, and is a recognised FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.
As part of this partnership, Fortius Clinic will be supporting RPA members through their professional careers as well as during their transition into retirement from professional sport.
Gaia Bursell, RPA's Head of Commerical, said: "We are thrilled to have Fortius on board as an RPA partner. The physicality of the modern game means the need for top class medical support is vital to our members, therefore having access to such a reputable orthopaedic group is key to ensure the longevity of their health both during and after their careers.
Jim McAvoy, Chief Executive, Fortius Clinic said: “Fortius provides extensive medical and surgical care to many professional rugby players and teams and we look forward to developing a long-standing partnership with the RPA through which their members will have access to world-class orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care.”
Penny Maltby-Payne - RPA Head of Communications
About The RPA
The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. We represent more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players.
It is our mission to support, promote and protect the interests of our members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. Members can also access the support of our official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.
The RPA has also acted as the exclusive commercial representative of the England Team since 2004 and performs the following duties on behalf of Team England: Negotiation of the Elite Players Squad Contract, England and Saxons match fees, England team win bonuses and Image Rights payments with the RFU.
For more information about the Rugby Players Association, please visit www.theRPA.co.uk