A City of Liverpool College sports tutor is using his experience in working with Olympic hopefuls to benefit his students.

Simon O’Brien is the lead medical officer for the England volleyball under 19s squad, helping to prepare them for, hopefully, future Olympics.

He returned from Denmark with the team in October where they competed in the Northern European Volleyball Championship and secured a bronze medal.

Mr O’Brien was the lead sports therapist for the team, coordinating with the managers and coaches to aid England’s success at the games.

He said his experience at the championship would be a “huge advantage” to his students as he can demonstrate real hands-on experience in the field.

“The whole experience has been fantastic and the connections I have made will benefit my students at the college greatly,” said Mr O’Brien.

“We have made excellent steps in securing a permanent relationship with the team that will give our sports therapy students the chance to gain some vital hands on experience working with England Volleyball and taking part in lessons at the national training base in Kettering.”

Pic: City of Liverpool College’s Simon O’Brien (back right) with the England under 19s volleyball team

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