Monday, January 23, 2017

South United announces partnerships with NIVIA and Spectrum Physio

South United Football Club, Bengaluru’s first privately-owned football club, has officially named Spectrum as its Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Partner and NIVIA as its Equipment Partner for the coming season.

These partnerships provide South United players access to quality physiotherapy and equipment to help better their game, both on and off the field. 

NIVIA, established in 1934, manufactures world-class sports equipment. The Indian company, headquartered in Jalandhar, is a leading manufacturer of sports equipment, footwear, and accessories for sports like Football, Volleyball, Basketball, and Running.

NIVIA will provide equipment for the main team players and training gear for the best players from the South United grassroots program. The players from the program are children trained under the South United Soccer Schools banner, plied across Bengaluru and Mumbai. 

Spectrum Physio Pvt. Ltd., has been a pioneering physiotherapy team in Bangalore for the past seventeen years. Adapted from western health care models, the company provides premier physiotherapy and rehabilitation services in India. It currently has more than thirty-five qualified and dedicated physiotherapists working under one roof. 

South United, as a part of this deal, would be provided with fitness and rehabilitation regimes executed by Spectrum’s staff. They would also have a physiotherapist on duty during all South United matches. 

Mr. Sharan Parikh, Director, South United FC said “We believe in providing high quality facilities to our players, and these partnerships with NIVIA and Spectrum are meant to bring better value to our players, both on and off the field. We are dedicated to improving grassroots level sports in the country, and the right equipment and access to quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation is important for any player. We are on a mission to better ourselves, and look forward to more partnerships to help us secure just that!” 

On the Partnership, Dr Dhanajeyan Jayavel, M.D. of Spectrum Physio Pvt. Ltd., had this to say: “Spectrum Physio is happy to bring its 17 years of sports injury expertise to aid SUFC for their season. As the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Partner, we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial association with the Club.”

NIVIA CEO, Mr. Rajesh Kharbanda said, “We are pleased to associate with South United, a club that is progressively getting better with every season! Backed by generations of sportsmen, NIVIA has always challenged the unfamiliar and walked the less explored path to create opportunities for Indian sports sector. We are proud to be part of the journey SUFC are on.”

South United will be participating in the Bangalore Super Division from 25th January 2017.