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Purpose Media have provided funding to Derby County Women’s Football Club to ensure all teams across the Academy will continue to receive fitness training during lockdown.

The funding allows the club to provide virtual personal training sessions for all 160 players in the Academy. The online PT sessions will be taken by Dan Payandeh from www.Fit316.co.uk who will run the sessions over the next four weeks.

DCFCW Academy director Dave Cholerton said: “Whilst we hope that this will be a shorter lockdown, the same ethos applies in that the well-being of the Academy players is crucial. These PT sessions will go a long way towards ensuring we remain prepared, keep the players together socially and help them be mentally strong and physically fit.”

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Purpose Media’s Managing Director, Matt Wheatcroft said, “This year has been nothing short of disastrous for grassroots football. We are big advocates of ensuring the mental health of the Academy players, so the opportunity to step in and provide assistance was a no-brainer. Across the club, the hard work of the Academy director and all the brilliant coaches ensured that the team got through the first lockdown and we hope these PT sessions have a similarly positive outcome.”

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