Southampton Announce University Partnership with Solent

August 23, 2013

Southampton Football Club have announced that Southampton Solent University has become the Premier League club’s Official University Partner.

Staff from the university’s sport science sector will work with experts at the football club to monitor the fitness of the playing squad.

This will include the use of laboratories for VO2 max testing, which assists with training programmes and match preparation.

Dominic Fawcett, Chief Commercial Officer at Southampton Football Club, said: “We are very proud to partner with SSU. Their pioneering work in sports science and football studies has great synergy with ‘The Southampton Way’.”

The Saints will increase awareness of Solent University at home and abroad and joint health initiatives will be explored with the Saints Foundation.

Trevor Thorne, Director of Marketing and Communications at Solent University, added: “This exciting new partnership gives us the opportunity to help raise the profile of the university, the Club and the city