Chichester City FC celebrate new sports therapy facility

County councillor Jeremy Hunt is shown the new physio equipment by sports therapist Lauren Attree.  LA1500052-1 SUS-150331-180539008
County councillor Jeremy Hunt is shown the new physio equipment by sports therapist Lauren Attree. LA1500052-1 SUS-150331-180539008
  • £3,000 of funding came from WSCC
  • New facility will make it easier to treat injured players
  • Chichester City FC have both boys and girls teams for all ages
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CHICHESTER City Football Club members are celebrating after opening their new sports therapy room thanks to funding from West Sussex County Council.

The application to the community initiative fund (CIF) was headed by Matt Wright and former club chairman John Hutter on behalf of the ladies’ section of the club.

County councillor Jeremy Hunt said the club received £3,000 towards the equipment, labelling the fund ‘a great success’. The aim of CIF is to provide funding towards community projects.

The football club provides opportunities for both male and female players of all ages and has 18 teams.

The fund has enabled each team to have a well-stocked therapy bag for pitch-side treatments, alongside furnishing a therapy room at the club house. The aim was to provide injury treatment for players throughout the club as well as the community.

The club has installed Chichester university’s sports therapy graduate Lauren Attree in the room where she will establish her therapy business and treat players.

Lauren is keen to support university undergraduates to provide them with much-needed experience. Email lauren.attree@yahoo.co.uk

The next CIF applications should be submitted by May 8.