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London City Lionesses and Middlesex University extend higher education partnership

London City Lionesses has today announced the extension of its higher education partnership with Middlesex University’s world-class London Sports Institute.

The renewed agreement, which will allow London City’s players and coaches to access high-quality sports science and rehabilitative services, sees the partnership enter its fourth season.

Diane Culligan, chairperson and founder of London City, said: "We are very happy to extend our relationship with London Sports Institute and take part in a unique initiative that brings cutting-edge research, and innovation to the professional women's game.

"This partnership gives our first-team and academy access to the latest technology and expertise in various relevant disciplines. It allows us to compete with those playing at the top of the women's game, creating a level playing field.

"The inclusion of the academy is key to allowing our girls the opportunity to see and believe that they can make a career, be educated, and thrive in all aspects of football. This partnership will also embed our mission, vision, and values at every step in the process."

London Sports Institute’s facilities include a human movement laboratory, an injury clinic, and a clinical therapy room which supports student learning and active athletes.

The Club’s players and staff will also benefit from working with Middlesex University performance analysts, sports nutritionists, and strength and conditioning coaches.

Jon Cree, director of programmes for London Sports Institute, added: "We are pleased that Middlesex University students will be able to completework placements and research projects in collaboration with the Club, covering a range a of performance sport areas.

"It is a fantastic prospect to be involved in elite female sport, and we intend to maximise the opportunity."

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