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Sports Medicine at Leicester Hockey

The club has been working with several physiotherapists for the past few seasons and all club members can book to meet with and have appointments with them on Wednesday evenings to review, assess and put plans in place to manage and treat injuries. This is included in all memberships. 1st and 2nd team games are covered by a physio and where possible other teams are too. Appointments are also available at a small cost to parents, players from other clubs and non-hockey players who may be interested. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for non-member enquiries.

Esme Tuttiett has joined the club this year to support and advise on nutrition and we are really excited to have her on board, a session is planned for the start of the season where Esme will be available to talk to players and parents about nutrition and preparation for games and training. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email them over, we plan to have a Q&A session on the website.

To find out more about the team, click on their names below.

Anton Horne - Club Physio

Anton graduated from Coventry University in 2010 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy, upon completion of his degree he has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the private sector developing his treatment skills in a variety of clinical settings. He developed a keen interest in sporting injuries and has worked with a number of sporting teams such as Peterborough Ice Hockey team, Leicester Ladies Hockey Club and in June 2015 went to Baku to work as a physiotherapist in the European games.

Anton works with elite and non-elite athletes on lower limb injury rehabilitation such as ACL repairs, Anterior knee pain as well as foot and ankle injuries. Anton has been with the club since 2015 and has become a convert to all things hockey!

Katie Ellard - Club Physio

Katie graduated from Leicester University in 2015 and has been working with the club since, she has joined the club on a sucessful mid season tour to Barcelona and as a hockey player herself has a keen interest in the club and its progress. Katie is currently working for the NHS within Leicestershire and has experience across a wide range of physiotheraphy disciplines.

Esme Tuttiett - Club Nutritionist

Hello, I’m Esme and I am very passionate about the importance of nutrition to fuel sporting performance. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at The University of Southampton and during my studies I picked as many nutrition-based modules as I possibly could. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I realised I had a real hunger (please pardon the pun) to learn more about nutrition, particularly with regards to supporting exercise performance. I am now studying a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough. It is my aspiration to utilise the knowledge I have learnt during my studies to provide reliable, accurate and evidence-based nutrition support.

I absolutely adore hockey, having played the sport myself since the age of 10. This means I have a great understanding of the energy requirements involved in both training and matches and will be able to consider these when thinking about nutritional requirements. It also means that I have insider experience of the goings-on in a hockey club and I know all the tricks in the book when it comes to trying to sneak that extra slice of cake at post-match teas!

Click on the links to download the club nutrition sheets for match day prep and training prep 

Lucy Briscoe / Liz George

Lucy has been a member of the 1st team for many years now, and has been 1st team captain for the last 2 seasons. A committed and enthusiastic club member, along with Liz George who is also a qualified personal trainer, they have produced this pre season guide for all players of the club to work to for next season.

Click on the link to download the club pre season training guide. NOTE : Do not attempt to undertake any of this programme if you are not clear on what you are being asked to do. Please get in touch with the club and we will offer you advice or assistance. These exercices and this programme are meant for hockey players who have a general understanding of training programmes. Please consult a doctor if you feel unwell or become dizzy or faint when you attempt any of the exercises listed. Do not embark on any programme without making sure you are physically fit to do so and if in doubt see further medical advice.

The Team