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FMA: United scoop divisional award

23 May 2016

Medical Department receive League Two award

Carlisle United’s medical department scooped the Medical and Science Team Award for League Two at this weekend’s FMA Awards dinner following an impressive season of work which brought the club’s lowest injury rate for almost a decade. 

United’s medical team, headed by club physio Neil Dalton with Lee Fearn (Fitness and Strength and Conditioning Coach) and Jordan Beech (Head Academy physio), pipped Nothampton Town and Bristol Rovers to the post with Lee and Jordan on hand to accept the award on behalf of the department.

“It was a very enjoyable event,” Lee said. “It was a conference format throughout the day with speakers from sports science, medical and strength and conditioning backgrounds.

“The evening was a series of awards for medical teams from all divisions and for individuals who had made special contributions to the sport and their profession.”

“I accepted the award on behalf of the medical department and, it has to be said, on behalf of the whole football club,” he continued. “I was able to speak briefly and I said thank you to those who had recognised our efforts and to those who had influenced and supported the medical team throughout this season.

“Despite a number of challenges we have had a successful season, in many aspects, and certainly in terms of performance and injury rates. We will be working hard over the summer to give ourselves the best possible chance to progress even further as a department next season.”

A spokesman for the FMA said: “This new award category has really caught the imagination of our members and the wider football community as we all recognise the "team" effort that goes towards the success of a club's season long campaign.   

“As a member award there is recognition of the particular circumstances some departments may face during their season and the appreciation of their endeavours is recognised by those who understand the difficulties they may have endured. We congratulate everyone at Carlisle United for their success in winning this award.” 

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