Jake & The Eagles, flying to the top flight!

Crystal Palace Women – Promoted to the WSL ! 

Crystal Palace Women have won the Women’s Championship for the first time to earn promotion to the WSL for the 2024/25 season.

Few would have expected promotion during their first season as a fully professional outfit as per the Evening Standard. At the start of the season, a new head of women’s football and head coach were appointed to develop the club after the previous season.

Our very own physiotherapist Jake Threadgold was approached to support the medical department during pre-season and at the start of the campaign alongside another physio and sports therapist, whilst the club recruited a full time physio.

His role included helping with injury and rehabilitation of players alongside the medical team above. In addition to providing match-day provisions for their women’s championship fixtures.

Even with the appointment of a Lead Physiotherapist for the women’s side, Jake remained involved throughout the season supporting the medical department during the campaign and even presenting on injury management and rehabilitation, implemented from his learning at Radcliffe Group with their Elite Performance division, as part of their continuing professional development (CPD) programme.

The team’s player availability for match day and training remained high throughout the season and it was only for 1 or 2 long terms injuries the match day squad was consistent.


The team drew 0-0 with Sunderland on the Women’s Championship final day to win the league title with the celebrations ongoing thereafter.

This is not the first time a Radcliffe Group physio has been promoted to the top league in football. With Matt Radcliffe, Clinical Director, gaining back to back promotions with Southampton before being poached by Manchester United, being regarded as one of the best physios in the game.




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