Leslie Smith

BSc (Hons) (SW) MSST LCGI


2021: Currently undertaking MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health

2019: BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

2019: Winner of the Society of Sports Therapists travelling scholarship to Windsor, Canada

First Team Sports Therapist with Cambridge United Football Club

Travelled to China with the Cambridge University Football Team for the World Elite University Tournament


Leslie Smith

Leslie graduated from The University of Hertfordshire with a first class BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree in 2019. He was awarded an additional award for outstanding voluntary contribution to university sport, research and co-curricular activities. He is currently studying a masters in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London. Leslie has expressed a particular interest in shoulder injuries, having undertaken his undergraduate dissertation in rotator cuff rehabilitation.

Experience

He has developed a variety of skills throughout his early career, having previously worked within the F.A.S.T. team as an intern throughout the 2017/2018 academic year. In addition to his experience within a clinical setting, he is currently first team sports therapist with Cambridge United Football Club. He has additionally worked with a variety of other sports including cycling, athletics cross country and hockey.

Leslie has also provided soft tissue work at a multitude of sports events, including the London Marathon, Cambridge Half-Marathon, Brentwood Half-Marathon and Nuclear races. He additionally spent four years volunteering as a swimming instructor at a local swimming club for the disabled.

Travelling

After graduating in 2019, The Society of Sports Therapists awarded Leslie the inaugural travelling scholarship to St Clair College, Windsor, Canada. Whilst there, he worked in a clinical setting with a host of collegiate sports teams, as well as supporting the college’s baseball, football and basketball teams on game days. He additionally had the opportunity to observe two private clinics, and spent 3 days with the Windsor Spitfires ice hockey team and 5 days with the University of Windsor American Football. The travelling scholarship was not the first opportunity Leslie had to travel. Having previously worked with Cambridge University Association Football Club, he provided medical coverage at their winter training camp in Nerja, Spain, together with the 2018 world elite university tournament in Wuhan, China, where the team reached a second-place finish.

Sport

Leslie is a football and athletics enthusiast. Between 2013-15, he completed six Dirty Dozen obstacle course races, including an 18km run with over 25 military style obstacles. His current sporting interests lie within strength and conditioning and cross country running.

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