Brighton's medical team claim top Championship award

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Albion’s medical team have been recognised for their outstanding work in 2016/17, after winning the Championship medical and science team award at the Football Medical Association Conference and Dinner.

Brighton's medical team achieved the best soft-tissue record for the past five years and were applauded for their hard work, dedication and innovation within the field of sports medicine.

The club fought off competition from Fulham and Brentford to win the main award for the division, after the fourth annual event at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel.

Albion’s head of medical services, Adam Brett, said: “It was a great honour and privilege to receive the Championship medical and science team award for the 2016/17 season at the recent Football Medical Association Conference and Dinner.

“This is always a very tough category, as there are some fantastic medical departments and staff throughout the Championship.

“It is really with huge gratitude that I was able to receive the award with a few colleagues from our team, on behalf of all our medics, sports scientists and strength coaches that work tireless day-in-day-out for the club – always striving to achieve the best provision of service for our chairman, manager and players.

“This really does top off a fantastic season both personally from the medical department, but also in light of the incredible achievement the club has accomplished in promotion to the Premier League.

“Thank you to the FMA for the award, for hosting a fantastic weekend and for all the hard work they do for medical professionals in the game.

“We will now make sure all team members at the club get a few weeks down-time with family and friends, and we will look forward to starting the whole process again for our first pre-season in the Premier League!”

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