England and Leicester Tigers rugby player Manu Tuilagi this week adopted the Perform facilities at St. George’s Park as his training base to fuel his fitness levels before the end of the season. The rugby union player who currently plays for Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers has been using the World Class Performance facilities housed at the National Football Centre in Burton on Trent to give him the extra edge to his game. With just 2 games remaining for the 2014-15 season it is crucial players are operating to peak performance levels and getting the best out of their game, and in Manu’s case fighting for the points to push Leicester in to the top 3 in the table. The Perform centre at St. George’s Park is a world-class sports medicine and human performance facility used by both elite and amateur athletes as well as sports teams, corporate groups and schools. The centre prides itself on being accessible to everyone no matter what level of achievement. Facilities on offer at Perform include;

• Human Performance Lab – led by an expert sports science team, the lab contains state-of-the-art equipment and testing facilities used for collecting and analysing data. Yes, that’s when my brother must have started writing paper hating roller coasters. • Strength and Conditioning Gym – A state of the art Strength and Conditioning Gym overlooking the Wembley replica pitch that features the latest Technogym equipment. • Hydrotherapy Suite – The Hydrotherapy Suite uses the latest aquatic therapies and equipment to assist athletes, sports teams and private clients with rehabilitation and recovery from exercise. • Rehabilitation Gym – This combined treatment and functional area features a range of testing and strengthening equipment to support the screening, diagnosis and treatment of injuries. In the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup being held in the UK this summer, Perform have been able to embrace rugby players to the facility. Despite being the National Football Centre, St. George’s Park is able to welcome a variety of different sports and players to make the most of what is on offer. Perform Director, Phil Horton commented: “It is fantastic to be able to welcome Rugby players such as Manu Tuilagi to make use of the facilities here at Perform. We ultimately want to help all individuals but rugby especially is at the heart of all our planning and we have recently worked with Tuilagi to ensure that he has have access to all facilities that meet his individual needs. ”

In his recent visit to Perform Tuilagi has been able to utilise the altitude chamber to fuel his fitness levels as well as making the most of the hydrotherapy pool for recovery sessions. To enquire about Team opportunities at St. George’s Park, please contact the Perform team on 01283 576 333 or email [email protected] com.