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Shropshire physio gets Olympic call

15 January 2012

  • Partington to be first responder at Games
  • Market Drayton volunteer joins medical team

Sarah Partington will step up from being physiotherapist with Midlands Four West North  club Market Drayton to a role in the medical team that has been recruited for this year’s London Olympics.

Partington, who is usually to be found pitchside with Market Drayton as well as acting as the Shropshire club’s volunteer co-ordinator and social secretary, is one of the select few chosen to be a first responder from an initial list of around 250,000 applicants.

She will be work across the Olympic venues in London providing medical care as and when required for spectators and athletes.

“I sent off an application, got invited to an interview in Coventry and have just been told that I have been successful,” Partington said.

“It’s a voluntary post but it’s very exciting and it will be a fantastic experience being involved in the Olympics.

“I’ve been told that I will be in London at the various stadia there. Some days it will be as part of medical team for spectators, on others I will be in the athletes’ area.

“It will be nice to be pitch side or trackside and hopefully I will get an opportunity to see some of the action.”

Partington has worked  for Market Drayton on a voluntary basis for five years. Her day job is as a physiotherapist at Derwen College in Oswestry.