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Travers Smith advises Nuffield Health on five-year partnership with The Football Association


Travers Smith LLP has advised Nuffield Health on a new five-year partnership with The Football Association (The FA) to become the football governing body's 'Official Health and Wellbeing Partner'.

This exciting new partnership will aim to build and inspire a healthier nation, raising awareness of the importance of positive mental and physical wellbeing and developing a series of initiatives which give people of all ages the tools and encouragement to live a healthier life.

Through their shared ambition with The FA, Nuffield Health aspires to be the nation’s teammate in health, building on the mental and physical benefits that football brings to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities across the country.

Nuffield Health has over 65 years' experience and an industry-leading network of health and wellbeing facilities, offering a full breadth of services, from physical and mental health, hospital treatments and clinical care through to rehabilitation and general wellbeing. As the England teams rely on experts on and off the pitch to perform at their best, Nuffield Health understand that everyone’s health and wellbeing also needs the right support.

Toby Newman, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Nuffield Health, said: "We were delighted to work with Travers Smith on this long-term partnership, which helps us to bring the power of health and wellbeing to life through the universal appeal and fandom of football and ensure a wider awareness of Nuffield Health enabling us to engage and excite a broad spectrum of people with information about managing their health and wellbeing. Ben Chivers and his team at Travers were instrumental in supporting us to achieve this partnership with The FA."

Ben Chivers, Commercial, IP & Technology Partner at Travers Smith, said: "We were really pleased to be instructed by Nuffield Health to advise them on this fascinating and strategically significant deal with The FA. We wish both parties all the best with the partnership which will hopefully help to deliver lasting health and wellbeing benefits to the country as a whole."

The Travers Smith team was led by Ben Chivers with support from Senior Associate Richard Offord and Associate Isabel Cridland.


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