The University of Bolton are excited to announce a new partnership with Barrow AFC!

The partnership will give the club access to the University’s state-of-the-art facilities for player training & rehabilitation. It is this kind of access that will play a critical role in our chances for promotion into the Football League this season.

The partnership has already yielded its first results, with Byron Harrison using the facilities to dramatically speed up his recovery from surgery. What initially was expected to be a return to training in September was pushed forward by several weeks with the access to the University’s state of the art equipment.

All credit goes to Barrow AFC’s new physio, Matt Butterfield, who leveraged his previous relationship to secure the partnership.
“The Partnership with the University of Bolton will greatly assist in the implementation of a modern approach to sports science and medical provision.

With access to the University’s facilities and services and equipment available to us at Hopwood Hall, we will be able to improve injured player outcomes and eventually assist in injury prevention.

Having graduated from and visited the university myself on numerous occasions, I have witnessed first-hand the quality of the facilities along with the knowledge and professionalism of the staff at the university which can only be seen as a boost to the department and club as a whole.”
John Lucas associate lecturer in sports rehabilitation added, “the University is associated with a host of professional football clubs and it is with great pleasure that we add Barrow AFC to that list. This partnership shows the intent from the football club based around their medical and sports science provision and we look forward to working with Matt and the players this season.”

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