• Manchester City has announced the renewal of its partnership with Healthpoint, a leading centre for sports-related injury, prevention and rehabilitation – based in Abu Dhabi
  • Healthpoint became an Official Partner of Manchester City in 2014 and this renewal takes the partnership into its third term

Manchester City has today announced the renewal of its partnership with Healthpoint – a Mubadala Health partner and a leading centre for sports-related injury, prevention and rehabilitation, based in Abu Dhabi – which will see the organisation continue as the Official Regional Health Care Partner of Manchester City Football Club in the UAE.

The renewal today extends the partnership for a further two years and takes it into its third term, having first signed the agreement in 2014 and then renewed in 2017.

The renewed partnership will see Healthpoint and Manchester City’s medical staff continue to share insights, experience and expertise on a number of fronts that elevate care for athletes and sport lovers across the UAE. Physicians at Healthpoint and Manchester City’s medical team will also work closely to share best practice and collaborate on research projects.

During the partnership to date, Healthpoint practitioners have spent time with the Club’s Sports Science and medical teams and this will continue, as caregivers from the hospital’s sports medicine and orthopaedics centre will have the opportunity to embark on internships with the Club to further enhance the hospital’s level of care.

The renewed partnership will also continue to benefit young people across the UAE. Launched by Manchester City and Healthpoint through the partnership, the Healthy Lifestyles programme encourages children aged from nine to 11 to live a healthy and active lifestyle in a bid to reduce obesity and is delivered by Manchester City coaches based in the UAE, inspiring the next generation to live up to their full athletic potential.  Since the programme’s introduction, the two organisations have engaged with over 9,500 children across all seven emirates.

Peter Laundy, Vice President of Partnerships Marketing and Creative at City Football Group, said: “Over the last six years, our partnership with Healthpoint has continued to strengthen, as has the collaboration between our sports medicine practitioners. We truly value the opportunity to connect with likeminded healthcare experts to explore the latest advancements in injury prevention and rehabilitation methods for professional athletes.”

Omar Al Naqbi, Executive Director of Healthpoint, said: “I am delighted that we are able to continue working closely with a club of Manchester City’s calibre to share strategies for injury prevention. Collaborating together will play a vital role in advancing sports medicine and care we deliver to our patients, helping them maintain their wellbeing, as well as recover faster from injuries so they can get back to doing what they love.”

About Manchester City Football Club:

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of ten clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs. 

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.  

About Mubadala Health:

Mubadala Health is the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 2021, Mubadala Health operates, manages, and develops a portfolio of healthcare assets including: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Amana Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC), Danat Al Emarat, HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, HealthPlus Family Clinics, HealthPlus Fertility, HealthPlus Women’s Health Center, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, and a stake in Al Meswak Dental Clinics Group. With a vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health sets a new benchmark for the UAE and regional healthcare industry through its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class caregivers who strive to put patients first across its continuum of care. Innovation, research, and education are the foundational pillars of Mubadala Health, supporting the further development of a sustainable healthcare sector in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi and the region.

Mubadala Health is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn with the handle: @mubadalahealth.

About Healthpoint:

Healthpoint, a Mubadala Health partner, is a premium hospital with three specialty centers – the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Center, the Dental Clinic and Musculoskeletal Center. Based in Abu Dhabi and accepting patients throughout the UAE and GCC, the hospital provides community care, grounded in the latest internationally recognized medical approaches.

Healthpoint is committed to working with companies within the Mubadala Health network and with its strategic partners from the world’s best healthcare organizations, as well as other hospitals and clinics locally and regionally. We deliver quality and accessible care and education to everyone, from patients and their families to communities, to achieve better health together. Healthpoint’s innovative care and health programs offer our patients and the community the specific tools they need to make better choices regarding their health and lead healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Healthpoint’s compassionate clinical staff are leaders in their respective fields and combine international standards and latest innovations with local understanding to create a world-class hospital experience. The clinical and non-clinical staff work as one integrated team in a culture that continuously aims to improve patient experience, outcomes and employee engagement. Healthpoint provides full-cycle organized care using the integrated practice unit (IPU) model, which tailors treatment around the individual patient, with every action in the practice complementing the other to increase standards, avoid unnecessary care and simplify each patient’s journey.