Shortwood sign top physio Natalie
SHORTWOOD have pulled off a major transfer coup by signing physiotherapist Natalie Clune.
Bristol -based Natalie brings a wealth of experience to Meadowbank having worked alongside a raft of top stars at the England Institute of Sport and Team Bath.
She recently worked in tandem with the head physiotherapist at Gloucestershire CCC at the Cheltenham Festival.
The new Shortwood medic graduated from UWE with a BSc (hons) in physiotherapy in addition to a Premier Training Diploma in personal training and sports massage therapy.
She was introduced to the club by former Shortwood striker Pete Macklin.
Joint manager John Evans is delighted to welcome Natalie to his backroom staff.
He said: "Losing Mark Sumpter this year was a major blow - he has been with us a long while, and was part of the furniture.
"Natalie has softened that blow and already feels part of the team.
"She has her own ideas, a professional attitude and is already well liked."
Natalie previously worked as a sports therapist with rugby sides Widden Old Boys, Frampton Cotterell and Red Ants.
She added: "Im really enjoying it. I have been made to feel welcome by all the people behind the scenes who are brilliant and I feel at home here already.
"Shortwood are more than happy to invest in my training and the facilities are good. The players are a great bunch - they respect me, and no one oversteps the mark.
"My relationship with the management is excellent and they respect my opinions on injuries. I have introduced new stretching after the games."
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