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Aug 24, 2017

Romans & RedHawks return to SW16

A number of RedHawks players took to the ice for the first time this week after a delay to ice pad improvements forced the team into a later start date of training.

It was a light session conducted by Assistant Coach Terry England and gave some of our new signings their first experience of training in SW16, and for new signing Michael Farn from the EPL his first ever visit to the facility.

Enjoying arguably the easiest session she will have all season, was returning Team Sports Therapist Tanya Romans who continues to be a popular member of the off-ice team. A clean bill of health left the South Coast based Romans with a rare empty treatment table however she still had plenty to keep herself busy.

‘At this stage my primary concern is to get all of the players to fill in medical forms so that I can keep a record of any allergies or ailments they have.’ explained Tanya, who first joined us back in our campaign at Brixton.

‘I also do some concussion testing so it’s all about preparation for the season ahead.’

Tanya is usually very busy at training sessions treating strains and aches and performing sports massage to keep the team on the ice. Her skills even extend to stitching and she saved many of our players from long waits in A&E last year by stitching up their facial cuts during the game when needed.

While many of our players have been working in the gym this summer, Tanya has also had a busy few months.

‘I have run a couple of first aid courses for hockey both in Streatham with the Werewolves and Oxford juniors this summer’ said the University of Kent graduate.

‘I’ve also caught up with former Wightlink Raiders sports therapist Tori Coles, and been working with the American Football team I usually spend the summer months with.’

‘It’s good to be back in Streatham, although I always forget how cold it is here, and all the new guys on the team I have met tonight have been nice so far.’

The RedHawks start full training next week ahead of their Challenge game against Lee Valley Lions on 3rd September at 17:30. Tickets are available online here, or on the gate priced £10 for adults and £6 concessions.