BRADFORD City Women’s Football Club have announced a groundbreaking partnership with Talented & Gifted in Sport (TAGS).

The partnership will see players’ training transformed to include a renewed support of fitness, strength, injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as their football development.

A tailor-made, bespoke programme of fitness and health-based testing focusing on agility, balance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, power, strength and speed will be delivered to every player registered at the club.

The players, as well as the management team, will have access to the personalised data from this extensive testing showing how they compare to their peers and other footballers locally and nationally.

Personalised profiles will be used to build on strengths, target areas of development, support coaches to make tactical decisions on and off the field and empower players to take ownership of their own fitness.

Mark Brier, the club’s first team manager, said: “There have been superb meetings recently, planning for both our senior and junior players' benefits on and off the field.

“We are excited and looking forward to the new Bradford City Women’s FC and Girls’ JFC partnerships with Martin Pemberton, Matt from Regain Pain Management and the TAGS programme.

“These partners, along with our coaching staff, will all collectively provide an invaluable and sustained boost and drive on and off the field for our players, adding extra dimensions to their training routine and helping the players and ourselves progress to where our club aims to be in the future.”

Janine Brooks, TAGS director, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining forces with Bradford City Women’s FC and Girls’ JFC and adding our support to what we are sure will be a hugely successful season in the FA Women's Premier League North Division.

“The opportunity to work with Mark Brier, his coaching team and such a fantastically talented set of ladies was too good to turn down. In addition, being able to lend our support to the next generation of local girls and see them pull on the famous claret and amber in the future is at the heart of TAGS’ core aims.

“To be able to dovetail our ideas and concepts with the inspirational former Bantam, now behaviour mentor health and well-being consultant Martin Pemberton, along with the knowledge, passion and support from Matt Jerome at Regain is amazingly exciting and we cannot wait to get started.”