Trainee sports therapists from City College Norwich will practise their skills even further afield in 2012.

The impressive new Renault truck, fully liveried in the Extreme Sports Therapy Unit’s colours, will enable the Level 3 Diploma in the Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries students to take their equipment to events at home and abroad.

The Extreme Sports Therapy Unit already has a well-established presence at mountain biking events in the region, offering pre- and post-race sports massage to hundreds of local athletes.

Events students will be attending this year include the Slate Man triathlon in Wales, the Snowdonia Sportive and the Quebrantuhuesos cycling Sportive in Sabiñánigo, Northern Spain in June, as well as a number of national events for Chain Reaction Cycles and local competitions organised by Thetford MTB Racing.

The truck’s attractive livery was designed by City College Norwich Multimedia Developer Tracey Tutt, and was wrapped by former student Paul Dyball at Unique Signs and Graphics.

Student Brett Stanforth (18), from Cromer said: “I went to the Thetford Dusk ‘til Dawn event in October, which was a really enjoyable experience, but it was a bit of a struggle with our old trailer.

“Having the truck will make things a lot easier for us.

“It will also give the Extreme Sports Therapy Unit a really professional image and make us stand out to competitors and other businesses at the events we go to.”

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