Addition to EIHA Elite Player Pathway team

After a successful recruitment drive and interview process, EIHA Elite Player Pathway general manager Ben Pitchley is pleased to announce that his new lead for the athletic development team, in charge of all Elite Player Pathway programmes, is Ali Emery.

Ali currently works as a senior lecturer at St Mary’s University on the Sports Rehabilitation BSc and MSc degree programmes.

She holds a level 2 PHICIS instructor, which allows her to teach accredited courses, and is currently the lead on all things concussion protocol-wise for the EIHA.

Ali brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts and expertise to her new role, and is excited to get started.

“I’m really pleased to have been offered this opportunity within the EIHA,” she said.

“There has been some great work done since the implementation of the athletic development team, and I hope I’m able to continue the good work, leading a fantastic team.

“For me, medical provision across all levels of ice hockey is paramount and is what I plan to develop over time, starting with the Elite Player Pathway.”

Martin Peters, director responsible for the Elite Player Pathway, said: “I’d like to start by thanking all the candidates who applied for this role.

“When reviewing the role and looking at the support the lead therapist would give to our volunteer Therapists, Ali’s credentials were a major factor in driving our plans forward.

“Not only has Ali played ice hockey at the highest level and understands our sport extremely well, she also educates therapists which can help us with developing our teams within the programme.

“Ali is a great addition to our team, and I look forward to working with Ali on driving improvements off the ice, to support our players on the ice.”

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