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Pools Appoint New Performance Therapist

1 May 2019

Club News

Pools Appoint New Performance Therapist

1 May 2019

The Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Callum Davidson as our new First Team Performance Therapist.

Callum has spent the past season as Head of Sports Therapy with Leicester City Women but will now begin his new role at The Super 6 Stadium on Monday 27th May.

Over the past two years Callum has also been a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University College Birmingham after graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Therapy in 2017.

Callum has also completed the FA Intermediate Medical Management in Football qualification and has spent several years building up practical experience with spells as Sports Therapist for Sutton Coldfield Rubgy team and Birmingham Lions American Football team.

“The opportunity to work full-time in professional football is really exciting and it's an honour to be offered the chance to join a football club of this stature,” he told us.

“It will be a new environment for me and I am looking forward to working closely with everyone at the Club to develop a highly efficient Sports Performance Department.

“I am sad to be leaving Leicester because I have enjoyed every minute there but I am very much looking forward to this role at Hartlepool United and the next chapter in my career.”

Jon Whitney has been working with the Club on a consultancy basis in recent months and has overseen the recruitment process for the Performance Therapist role.

“We've taken our time and we've advertised the post twice because we wanted to get the right person,” Whitney explained.

“Callum stood out in his first interview, not only for his communication skills but also for the energy and enthusiasm he has, which can be rare these days.

“We needed someone academically qualified but that's not enough – we wanted someone who is hungry to come to Hartlepool United and progress.

“We want to have hungry people in all areas of the Club from the staff to the players and I am sure that Callum will prove an excellent addition.

“I would like to thank James Ross and Sukhraj Dhillon for their dedication and hard work over the last few months – their contribution has been invaluable.”

Callum will now take up his position later in the month, replacing Phil Bulmer who left the Club at the end of January.

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