Appointment of NLD Medical Support Co-ordinator

NLD is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Sanders as the Medical Support Co-ordinator following consultation with the Head of Game Development and the Head of Representative Rugby, together with age group Managers and Head of Competitions across the CB.

The new role was created to ensure that the CB has a constantly updated database which will provide stakeholders across the age ranges with ‘live’ information regarding the availability of suitably qualified medical support staff for representative matches as well as Festivals.

Managing our medical support resources will help ensure that Clubs and Representative age groups have access to staff with the required qualifications which should help to avoid the possibility of cancellations of matches and Festivals in the future.

The post-holder will establish more widespread contacts within the sports physiotherapy community as well as reaching out to local Universities in order to develop a network of qualified staff who can be called on to support the CB across the age ranges.

Emma is a qualified Sports Rehabilitator and has worked with Nottingham Rugby Club together with Newark RFC over the last two years and has had regular regular involvement with NLD Representative sides over the past season. She is a Level 3 ICIS qualified pitch side medic and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important aspect of providing consistent levels of appropriate pitch side cover.

She will report directly to the Head of Game Development and we wish Emma a successful and enjoyable experience working within the NLD structure.

Lee Slack