With a return to rugby well under way and a start date for training on the 30th March, we shine a light on one of our sponsors - Bridge Health & Wellbeing, whose relationship with the club stretches back to before we started training in 2019.

Bridge Health & Wellbeing provides physiotherapy, rehabilitation, Pilates and yoga classes from their state of the art fitness space on Bridge Street in Christchurch. Their team of experts can help you get better, build strength and feel happy and healthy in your mind and body. To find out more or book your appointment, contact on 01202 473800 or email info@bridgehw.com

Bridge Health & Wellbeing begun providing physiotherapy services for club players in 2019, including injury support and rehabilitation. They increased their support and involvement during the last season by becoming key sponsors of the club, and while 2020/2021 was largely written off due to the global pandemic, we're excited to be returning to rugby partnering with Bridge Health & Wellbeing.

In a previous interview with Dorset Biz News, Paul O’Connell, physiotherapist and co-founder of Bridge Health & Wellbeing said: “My dad was rugby mad. So, when we moved to Fordingbridge in the early 1980s he set up the rugby club there. Dad sadly passed away in 2010, but we are still involved with the club as honorary Vice Presidents. I was keen to get involved with the local rugby club when we opened our wellness centre on Bridge Street, Christchurch. I am sure my dad would be proud of us keeping the family rugby tradition alive.”

Club Secretary Donovan Lynaghan commented: "We're delighted to continue our relationship with Bridge Health & Wellbeing into the new season following the generous support they provided in our first 2 years. Paul got in touch with us shortly after we started up in 2019 with a view to assisting our members and helping a local community sports team. A number of our players have met with Paul and sought his services and guidance.

Injury prevention, correctly identifying injuries and rehabilitation is important to participants of all sports, at all levels. We're very fortunate to have the expertise of Paul, Louise and the team at Bridge Health & Wellbeing not only 5 minutes down the road in Purewell, but so closely aligned with the club and supporting us in moving forward. Anything we can do to improve the safety and longevity in playing for our members is of the utmost importance. Bridge Health & Wellbeing are the perfect partners to help in the promotion of this and to support our teams moving forward."

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