The All Golds continue to build their off-field infrastructures with the recruitment of experienced therapist Ian Dowling. Ian has a fine track record in the sporting medical arena having provided valuable service to both Tonga and Japan in the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup. He also provided key support in the Commonwealth Games.
Ian is registered as a member with the Society of Sports’ Therapists and the Federation of Holistic Therapists and has a B.Sc.(Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy.
He is keen to take up his post with the Golden Fern in readiness for the much anticipated Southern Conference League campaign.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the All Golds and helping the players and club to success in the forthcoming season.”
Not only will Ian be bringing with him talented support staff but will ensure the club also benefits from his skills and knowledge gained in his erstwhile career as a police officer serving in both the Metropolitan Police and Gloucestershire Constabulary. All Golds’ director Martin Lovegrove is keen to highlight this aspect:
” When we interviewed Ian we were impressed not only with his qualifications and abilities to manage match day and training days from the medical viewpoint but with his management skills honed from a variety of front line policing and specialist operations in two major police forces.”