Second year student, George Livingstone added: “I’ve been with Chorley FC since early November and I am really getting an insight into how my education and training fits into the sport working environment. Working at the Lancashire Challenge Trophy final gave me the chance to see what it was like working in such a highly regarded stadium and has motivated me even more to be as successful as possible.
“The experience I’ve gained from placement has made me realise that if I invest enough time into developing myself, I will be rewarded. I’ve been offered paid opportunities and the responsibility of taking control of game days when needed. At the Macron Stadium I spent the majority of the time preparing the players by massaging, stretching and taping when needed. I was also able to provide first aid cover at the game. The chances I’ve got through placement have been invaluable and I hope for even more like it.”
Callum Todd, who is in his third year of the sports therapy course, commented: “During my placement with Chorley FC I have learned a lot about how to deal with various injuries that I have not encountered during class or clinic. I have also developed my injury assessment skills and made them more specific and less regimental. I can now see the difference between clinical treatment and real life treatment which allows me to develop my skills in adjusting my treatments to suit my environment.”