Fortius Clinic renews partnership with Rugby Players Association for second year

The UK’s largest orthopaedic group Fortius Clinic, part of the Affidea Group, has renewed its official partnership with the Rugby Players Association (RPA) for the second year running. At Affidea, we have embedded sports medicine into our wide range of services across different countries and we see our clincial teams offering state-of-the-art care in this area. Testament to this is our team at Fortius' continued, successful partnership with an auspicious sporting association in the UK. We are proud to support athletes on their path to winning and be their preferred healthcare partner!

The RPA is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England, with more than 800 male and female current players and more than 400 former players. They support, promote and protect the interest of members throughout their careers and retirement transition.

Founded in 2009 by clinicians, Fortius Clinic has an international reputation in sports injury treatment and is the provider of choice for many premier league football and rugby clubs, as well as a recognised FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.

Through the partnership, Fortius Clinic will be supporting RPA members during their professional careers and transition into retirement from professional sport.

Jim McAvoy, Chief Executive, Fortius Clinic said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the RPA and to provide its members with access to world class care through our team of surgeons, radiologists and physicians who are leaders in their field. We are extremely proud of our reputation in sports medicine and orthopaedics and we are honoured to be able to make our services available to many existing and former professional rugby players and teams.”

Damian Hopley, RPA Group Chief Executive Officer, said: "This partnership is vital to the success and long-term health of our members. The challenges for players leaving the game they love are well documented and the support of the world leading specialists at the Fortius Clinic gives our past and present players the much-needed medical expertise they need to transition to life after rugby.”