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Town Appoint Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant
Wednesday, 5th Jun 2024 15:53

Town have appointed Dr Jon Houghton to a role as sports and exercise medicine consultant.

Houghton, who will start with the Blues in pre-season, currently works as elite sport lead at the Fortius Clinic in London with whom the club has worked closely over the past couple of seasons, while also holding a position as the lead doctor for the Welsh national team for the last 11 years, during which time he worked at the European Championships and the 2022 World Cup, and also with Surrey Cricket.

At Town, Houghton will work with director of performance Andy Rolls and head of medical Matt Byard along with other members of the performance team, which is set to be expanded further following the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

“We are delighted Jon has agreed to join us,” Byard told the club website.

“Jon is an incredibly experienced and widely respected sports and exercise consultant, who will provide hugely valuable injury insight and supportive management for our players in the forthcoming season.

“Jon currently works at the Fortius Clinic in London, a premier sports injury facility, in addition to very successful roles with Welsh national team and Surrey Cricket, with his experiences extremely valuable to the club.

“We know he will be an excellent addition to the performance team as we work to create the best possible environment for the club’s players.”

Houghton said: “I have been working closely with Matt and Andy through Fortius Clinic over the last two seasons, so this feels like a very natural progression.
“My role will be to enhance recovery from injury and maximise player availability and I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work with Kieran McKenna and the team as the club returns to the Premier League.”

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BotesdaleBlue added 16:20 - Jun 5
This sounds like more very good news to me.

The work of the medical/recovery team has been vastly improved since Gamechanger took control and appointed Ashton, Mckenna et al and this elite addition to the team will surely only strengthen us further, at this most critial time, as we gear up to take on the the big boys.

Europablue added 17:02 - Jun 5
How did we afford Graeme Potter?

ghostofescobar added 17:03 - Jun 5
This would have been one of the 46 roles that Lee O’Neil had to do under the Evans era……….probably…..

stickymockwell added 17:26 - Jun 5
Lee O'Neil was in charge of the aspirins

Edmundo added 18:28 - Jun 5
Another massively valuable signing. No point in having great players if they're injured. We are gaining a reputation for keeping players going at the moment: fitness has never been better at this club. We could get another year or two out of the likes of Massimo if we focus on keeping the likes of him fit and healthy.

Gforce added 20:01 - Jun 5
Is he a relation of Gary Rowett !

BuckieBlue added 20:43 - Jun 5
No much this guy hasn't done. Welcome aboard.

bobble added 07:23 - Jun 6
theres a bloke in every town in britain that looks just like him...

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 09:15 - Jun 6
Appears to be exceptionally well qualified and already acquainted with the club. A great addition. Welcome!

Karlosfandangal added 16:14 - Jun 6
What happened to the wet sponge on the back of the neck and the words “run it off son”

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