Village tour for Games physio

Martin Davies: 'We have to make sure the athletes are in tip-top condition.
Martin Davies: 'We have to make sure the athletes are in tip-top condition.

A TOWN physio who was handed a spot at this year’s London Olympics has had his first taste of life in the athletes’ village.

Martin Davies, 32, featured in the Mail earlier this year after he secured a spot to work at the Games.

And now, just weeks before athletes start arriving in the capital, the physio has had a tour around the “fantastic facilities” which will be enjoyed by the finest athletes on the planet this summer.

Martin, who works at Active Physio Care, in Victoria Road, Hartlepool, and other clinics around the region, has recently enjoyed a spell in London finding out more about the shifts he will work and getting a taste of what life will be like around the village.

“It looks unbelievable,” said the specialist, who lives in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool with his wife, Abby, 32, and daughter Isobelle, two.

“It was fantastic when we were there and that is before the athletes have even arrived.

“The atmosphere is just going to be fantastic, it gave me goose bumps when I was there.” Martin realises how important his role is during the Games this summer and can’t wait to get started.

“We have to make sure the athletes are in tip-top condition for their event.” he said.

“They have been training and preparing for this for the last four years, it means everything to them.”

Martin will be working on a shift pattern which starts at 6.30am and finishes at 11.30pm.

He is due to travel down to London on Friday, July 20, seven days before the opening ceremony.

He said his recent visit before of the start of the Games was realisation that he will be part of the biggest sporting spectacle on the globe.

“I’m really excited now,” he added.

“The facilities are world class, fantastic.

“More than 8,000 physios applied so to be chosen and to be working with the best athletes in the world, you don’t get any better than that.”