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England's Medical Team

England's Medical Team
This year’s Home Nations has seen a second season with a fully established medical team.  The core team; Cari Thorpe, Emma Knott, Nathan Wharton and Nikki Pritchard have followed and supported ETA from Euros to Home Nations and will follow through to Euros 2014  with their new additions; Ben Drew, Gareth Marlow, Matthew Davies and Heidi Greenslade.

The team has over 40 years of combined experience and each year proves more successful than the last.  This year’s HN saw some minor injuries compared to previous years.  “We are hoping this is down to the professionalism of all involved and the input of conditioning and plyometric programmes” says Cari Thorpe, Head of Medical Services.

Cari continued "My team are very professional, capable and each squad had fantastic input from our team.   Casualties were few and far between and the medical team managed to keep most players on the pitch... albeit with K-tape, strapping and massage!!"

The medical teams understanding and research into injuries sustained in Touch grows year on year, and the Home Nations saw the addition of Dr. Craig Twist and Dr. James Highton from Chester University collecting data using global positioning systems (GPS).

The medical team continue to work toward Euros in 2014 and the World Cup 2015.

We endeavour to continue to be a valuable resource to the England Touch players and many successful seasons to come.


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