Jane James /

Jane James

Role

Physiotherapist

Sport

Physiotherapy

Biography

Jane's career in sports physiotherapy began in 1988 when, whilst working for the National Health Service in London, she began working for London Welsh RFC as their team physiotherapist.

In the six years that Jane worked for London Welsh she also completed a post-graduate diploma in practical and academic physiotherapy for sports at the Royal London Hospital department of sports medicine.

1994 saw Jane move back to her home town of Cardiff and begin an 11 year stint with Cardiff RFC, during which rugby turned professional, and eventually Welsh rugby turned regional, meaning that she also worked for the Cardiff Blues regional squad.

Rugby has played a starring role in Jane's career as she also worked for the Wales U21 rugby squad for three seasons, and covered for the Wales Sevens squad at tournaments in Paris and Japan.

Following a short career break, Jane worked for Dean Conway Associates based at Glamorgan County Cricket Club and the National Indoor Athletics Centre, where she also covered maternity leave at Sport Wales.

Jane has been with Sport Wales ever since and is now heavily involved with athletes from Disability Sport Wales, shooting and judo.

Jane said;

"Sport Wales has excellent physiotherapy and hydrotherapy facilities, and it is very rewarding to work with the athletes from injury through to rehabilitation and back to full sporting performance."