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Performing for Sport Relief

Local sports stars got into the spirit of Sport Relief this week at St. George's Park in Burton by taking part in the "Perform-athon".

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Former Nottingham Rugby star David Jackson joined ex Burton Albion, West Brom and Derby County Defender Darren Moore to face a series of challenges in a head to head competition against Perform staff.

The Perform team were made up of Phil Horton the National Perform Director, Jake Austin Perform and Club England U21 Physiotherapist and Claire Henman Perform Sports Therapist.


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The teams completed 3 challenges at the Perform facility at the National Football Centre racing 2km on Wattbikes in the Altitude chamber at the height of Ben Nevis, testing their reactions on the Batak board and finally they stripping down to their swim wear for the Aqua Running Challengeover 20 lengths in a buoyancy suit.

The Perform staff ran out eventual winners claiming 2 out of the three challenges.

David Jackson said "I had a great time taking part in the Perform-athon and delighted to be raising money for such a good cause as Sports Relief.  It was my first visit to St. George's Park and I have been blown away by the facilities that are here.

"We are very lucky to have such a fantastic facility available to us in the Midlands and would encourage everyone to come and have a look around."

Phil Horton, Perform Director, said; "Perform at St.George's Park is our flagship sports medicine and human performance facility in the UK, today's event has been a lot of fun for a great cause and we hope to do more in the future."


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"The Perfrom facilities at St. George's Park are accessible to all and it is great to see more and more local members of the community take advantage of this wonderful facility on their doorstep."

For more information regarding the services provided by Perform at St. George's Park, visit


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