Fylde’s physio/sports therapists team has been appointed for the new season. With previous Head Therapist Verity Alexander moving to Dubai, the Club has been fortunate to attract a very experienced replacement to lead the team. Jacqueline Bormann grew up in Germany and has gained considerable experience in elite sport, working as a sports therapist with Olympic sprinters and being lead therapist for a professional American Football team. More recently she’s been involved with rugby squads, including a 7s team in London and a couple of seasons at Barking RFC. She has a German physiotherapy degree, a BSc in sports therapy and is currently studying for a MSc in sports medicine at UCLan.

Providing continuity from last season, and working alongside Jackie with the 1st XV, will be sports therapist Joanna Snook. The third member of the group is newcomer and physiotherapist, Laura Jenkinson, who will be principally working with the Hawks, succeeding Karen Swarbrick.

Chairman of Rugby Roger Banks said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jackie to the Club. It’s very important to have top quality physio/sports therapy support to the 1st & Hawks squads. The professional preparation of players in advance of games, managing rehabilitation after injury and, not least, attending to players on match days, makes a great difference. The players deserve this degree of care and assistance. Jackie will be a great asset alongside Joanna and Laura.”

Jackie Boorman said: “I’m looking forward to working with Fylde over the coming season, using my previous experiences to develop sports medicine within the club.”

[Photo left to right: Jackie Bormann, Laura Jenkinson & Joanna Snook]