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Graduate bags life-changing Canadian scholarship

16 July 2015

Michael Black

Sheena to work with top Canadian sports teams 

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) sports therapy graduate has boosted her future career prospects after securing a prestigious internship opportunity in Canada.

Sheena Davis’ efforts on her course have resulted in her being awarded The Society of Sports Therapists Student Travelling Scholarship 2015.

The 21-year-old from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire will spend a month with the Athletic Therapy team at the University of Windsor followed by a further two weeks of unmissable trips, taking in another top sports clinic and some of Canada's leading sports teams.

This will include shadowing the sports therapy team at Windsor Spitfires Ice Hockey Club and visiting the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball organisation.

Sheena commented: "The interview was difficult but I felt well prepared as I pretty much over prepare for anything important - working hard has always been my forte.

"Sheena's interview was outstanding and the decision to select her was unanimous. She was a credit to UCLan and the Sports Therapy programme."

"When I first joined UCLan I wasn't even sure whether Sports Therapy was the course for me. I feel I've grown in confidence throughout my time at the University and it has definitely helped me develop as a Sports Therapist.

"The lecturers have supported me throughout, giving me numerous opportunities to develop and learn on placements and massage events. I'd like to thank everyone who taught me as I've learned so much from each of them."

Professor Graham Smith, Chairman of The Society of Sports Therapists, added: "Sheena's interview was outstanding and the decision to select her was unanimous. She was a credit to UCLan and the Sports Therapy programme."

Sheena was one of 4,000 students who graduated in front of family and friends at Preston’s Guild Hall this week.