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Bury St Edmunds: Physio handed top role in the pool at this month’s Commonwealth Games

16:00 11 July 2014

Andrew Bannan

Andrew Bannan

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A physiotherapist based in Bury St Edmunds will be ensuring things go swimmingly for top athletes at this month’s Commonwealth Games.

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Andrew Bannan will be lead physiotherapist for the swimming at the sporting extravaganza in Glasgow, which starts on July 23.

The 39 year old, who works at Bury Physio, is travelling up to Scotland today for final preparations before he begins his latest role at the heart of the world’s biggest sports events.

“I volunteered for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. That gave me an interest in volunteering for this kind of event, which I hadn’t done before,” he said.

“Some of the other people who were working there are also going to be at the Commonwealth Games, so there is almost a family who work at these events. You get to know each other.”

Mr Bannan worked in the polyclinic in the athletes’ village for the Olympic Games and at the warm-up track and in the stadium for the Paralympics, working with athletes in sports ranging from hockey to modern pentathlon.

It is something of a homecoming for Mr Bannan, who studied at Glasgow Caledonian University.

“You can’t get those experiences any other way,” he added.

“Meeting other clinicians, working as a close team with motivated, world class athletes – you don’t get that opportunity very often.

“I am really looking forward to getting involved again at Glasgow.”

Away from his day job at Bury Physio, he works mostly with the first team at Bury Rugby Club.

He also spends two days a week with the Ipswich Town academy, and last season spent time helping out Northampton Saints with junior player development at Stowmarket Rugby Club.

He also lectures two days a week at the University of Essex in Colchester.

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