St Patrick’s football club, Hard Rock went on a goal spree against newly promoted Happy Bill FC in last weekend’s third round of matches in the Grenada Football Association Premier League. Hard Rock crushed their opponents, nine goals to one in a match they dominated
Equally, impressive, St. John Sports, defeating another newly promoted team, Sunsetters of Saint Mark, five goals to nil. Queen’s Park Rangers secured a comfortable victory against Mt Rich four goals to one.
The two top teams in the Premier League, defending champions Hurricanes and last season’s runners Paradise International both recorded victories. Hurricanes defeated F C Camerhogne two nil while Paradise prove the better team in their clash against fellow Saint Andrew’s opponent, Sab Spartan, 3-1.
Meanwhile, the Grenada Football Association (GFA) has set up a physiotherapy facility to assist injured footballers.
According to the GFA, this facility aims to provide comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation services to injured players competing in its various competitions.
In a press release, the Association said the state-of-the-art medical/Physiotherapy Room is located at the GFA’s headquarters in River Road.
This facility aims to provide comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation services to ensure players receive optimal treatment and support during their recovery process following an injury.
The GFA said recognizing the inherent risks associated with the sport, post-injury care is a top priority in ensuring a player’s safe return to the field of play.
Health Care provider, Adeltrude Alexis-Griffith, one of three physiotherapists assigned to the GFA said, “Physiotherapy is not a one-off activity. We encourage athletes to utilize the facilities and engage in regular therapy sessions.
She added, “It is also the player’s responsibility to prioritize their health by maintaining a proper diet and getting adequate sleep.”
The Medical/Physiotherapy Room is equipped with advanced machines and tools to cater to the specific needs of athletes. These include Automated External Defibrillators, a treadmill, a stationary bike, a therapeutic ultrasound machine, a massage gun and a shortwave diathermy machine which helps relax muscles and joints, reduce swelling and improve blood flow.