Katy Jackson Interview

8th June 2020

By Bruna Reis

“Thank you to all the staff and players”
Katy Jackson, former Cheltenham Town Ladies Head of Medical

Katy Jackson has stepped down as Head of Medical of Cheltenham Town Ladies.

The 22-year-old had been at the club since 2018, after joining as a newly graduated Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire to ‘try and find my feet in the profession.’

“It has been a difficult decision to leave a club that I have gained so much from but I see now as the right time to step down.”

The journey with The Robinesses began following a sudden message to former manager, Alex Cheal, one Saturday evening.

“I was invited to the following training session on the Tuesday and I’ve been at the club ever since. I have also been an active member of the club committee for the past year.”

Despite undertaking the role of the club’s head of medical, Jackson would mostly travel with the Ladies’ first team.

Having obtained a wider knowledge in the job, she believes that now is the right time to ‘have a new focus.’

“My next steps are to continue my study, I have accepted a University place at UWE Bristol in September to develop myself further as a practitioner.”

Jackson will undoubtedly reminisce about the thrilling sensation of travelling up and down the country as a physio but her current long-term objective is to give ‘my clinical practice more focus, with the aim to work for the NHS in the future.’

Jackson representing University of Gloucestershire at Lacrosse.

Upon two successful seasons at the club, she leaves with a smile amongst the many connections and friendships made throughout this journey as she wishes the members of staff and players, ‘all the best this season.’

“The club have always given me support and laughs throughout my time here and I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch to work with.”

She expressed her support to the team will always remain, ‘I will sure to be down at games when I can to support.’

With a new opportunity arising for a position of the club’s head of medical, Jackson encourages anybody who is passionate about what they do, to not hesitate in getting in contact.

It all started with a simple text message from the youngster.

“Any newly graduate who is looking for a new club who wants to gain experience with a great support system around you, Cheltenham Town Ladies will be the fit for you, so get in touch.”

Applications for the Head of Medical role will open shortly.

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