The Injured Jockeys Fund’s three Rehabilitation and Fitness Centres, Oaksey House in Lambourn, Jack Berry House in Malton and Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket are set to re-open to support the return to race riding on 1 June, albeit with service and support delivered in a different way to adhere to government guidelines.
For those requiring rehabilitation, the centres will offer an initial remote assessment, and then remote intervention in most cases (as has been happening successfully throughout the lockdown period) and clinical intervention, if required, and in those cases, adhering to strict guidelines including PPE.
Jockey coaching for professional jockeys only is going to be available via the three centres, and again, will comply with strict health and safety guidelines, both before, during and after the sessions.
Anyone wanting help in either of these areas should initially contact the individual centres between 9am and 1pm on weekdays.
The gyms at all three centres remain closed.
As has been the case throughout lockdown, there are online programmes available via the IJF website (Jack Berry House page) and IJF performance You Tube Channel including a ˜Return to Racing Fitness Programme.
The IJF Almoners also continue to operate with beneficiaries across the country offering help with mental and physical wellbeing and financial need.
Lisa Hancock, CEO of the IJF says:
œThe last few months have been difficult for everyone and I ™m proud of how the IJF almoners and staff at the centres have dealt with the increased demand for help and support as everyone faces their own personal challenges. It would be fair to say that demand has gone up, whilst “ understandably – donations have gone down. As racing re-emerges, we ™ve got to work in new ways and I hope that the centres re-opening, albeit in a different way, will be able to offer the vital help and support that is always needed by jockeys and our beneficiaries.
Oaksey House 01488 674242 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Berry House 01653 602090 email@example.com
Peter O’Sullevan House 01638 676200 firstname.lastname@example.org