Published: 00:01, 23 July 2014 |
Updated: 09:25, 23 July 2014
Medway physiotherapist Gareth Marlow is looking forward to getting to grips with some of the top athletes in the world at the Commonwealth Games.
Gareth, 27, who works for Medway Community Healthcare (MCH), is travelling to Scotland today, where he will be part of a medical team looking after the competitors in the pistol, rifle and shotgun events.
Gareth volunteered his services at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 which is where he said he “got the bug”.
He said: “This inspired me to get involved in other sporting events as I wanted to gain more experience of working with professional athletes.
“As I physiotherapist, I will be able to provide therapy for any injuries and also help in improving sporting performances mentally.”
Ironically, Gareth a keen sportsman, played for Medway Rugby Club until two years ago when he had to give up because of injury.
He is based at MCH’s new offices on Gillingham Business Park and lives with wife Katharine, 28, in Bexley.
Oena Windibank, MCH operations director, said: “We are delighted to play a role in supporting such an amazing event and pleased and proud to support Gareth and to support the Commonwealth Games and the athletes taking part."
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place today and the sporting events begin tomorrow. They are taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland until Sunday August 3.
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.