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Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools Leave a comment Read more »

Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools

Once again an article in one of the UK newspapers is suggesting that rugby should be banned in schools. These types of articles seem to be wheeled out on a semi-regular basis backed by a report of Professor Pollock, which focuses on rugby as the…


Mandy Marchak: Overcoming Shoulder Injury Leave a comment Read more »

Mandy Marchak: Overcoming Shoulder Injury

I have truly missed blogging. I have wanted to start writing again, but honestly, for the amount of things that I have to talk about, I didn’t have a clue what to say. I mean, I knew I wanted to write about my injury and…


Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery

It has been a while since my last blog on my lessening knee injury and quite a lot has happened. Most of all, my attitude towards my knee has changed and I now no longer see it as an unwanted, stress-inducing part of me. This…


Fiona Pocock: Week 12 Rehab Milestone Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Week 12 Rehab Milestone

So, I’ve reached my 12 week milestone. This is the point in the rehab process where my new ligament should be fully healed. Healed in the respect that it’s a working ligament now, and no longer the patella tendon it once was. It’s quite astonishing…


Fiona Pocock: Overcoming Muscle Atrophy Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Overcoming Muscle Atrophy

I’ve ticked some great boxes over the last few weeks: – Cycled on a stationary bike – Body Weight Squats – Walking (smooth-ish) without crutches – Ventured on the Underground I have one more week off work and then it’s back to reality. I’m looking…


Fiona Pocock: Recovering from Injury with "Tiny" Goals 2 Comments Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Recovering from Injury with “Tiny” Goals

It was incredible playing again, in my first England appearance, since my injury in September 2010. As I’m sure any nervous athlete understands, all I wanted to achieve was to put in a solid performance and remain calm. Nothing special. Just be cool. And I…


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